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Mt. Fuji vs. Esaki Japanese Tissue

WHAT HAPPENED TO ESAKI TISSUE? WHAT IS MT. FUJI? INQUIRING CUSTOMERS WANT TO KNOW!

MT FUJI Japanese Tissue or Esaki Japanese Tissue

The demise of Esaki tissue really has folks in a dither! What is Mount Fuji Japanese tissue? How does Mount Fuji tissue compare to Esaki?

We too were dismayed when we recognized symptoms of an end to Esaki approaching. Two years prior we did two things, put out an open order to buy as much Esaki as was still on the shelves, and initiated a search for a replacement. We still have our Easy Built Lite domestic tissue, which some modelers prefer over Esaki as they find it easier to work with and love the color selection and understand it is not intended to be applied wet. We have some colors of Esaki tissue still available. But when it's gone, there is no more. Mt. Fuji is the new Japanese tissue to replace Esaki. I'm covering my own planes with Mt. Fuji. After 2 outdoor seasons the red and yellow do not show any difference in color. Both Mt. Fuji and Esaki have good grain, good shrinkability, same sheet size, and good UV resistance. In addition Mt. Fuji has a broader color selection, is more opaque, and has good wet strength. Cons, Mt. Fuji is slightly heavier. Talking with multiple customers and Flying Aces Club competitors we’ve had a huge "happy with the product" response.

Building Set for Rubber Power

Building Set for Rubber Power

Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, glue stick, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 20% off individually priced items.

item B329 Price: $79.95
Building Set

Building Set

Excludes the book on rubber power and the glue stick. Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 20% off individually priced items.

item B332 Price: $66.95
Advanced Tool Set

Advanced Tool Set

Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 15% off individually priced items.

item B330 Price: $45.99
Flight Pack for Rubber Power

Flight Pack for Rubber Power

Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 20% off individually priced items.

item B331 Price: $34.95

 

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