The Gossamer Albatross was covered in Mylar (polyethylene terephthalate), not Saran wrap (which is either polyvinylidene chloride or low density polyethylene).
Originally Posted by danscope
And it was not that large a stretch (sorry) to think of the idea fifty years beforehand, as rubber band driven microfilm (homemade nitrocellulose with an occult mix of additives) covered ultralight (1-2g weight for one competition class) model aircraft had played with for a while by then. Video of a recent one here, they haven't really changed in that time.
As it was invented in '53 I seriously doubt that they did.
Originally Posted by Ara Pacis
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