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Fabric Covering

Repairing Ceconite Fabric - Dealing with casual and major damage

10/1/2000 12:00:00 AM By Ron Alexander (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, October 2000)

We discussed the repair of damaged Poly-Fiber fabric and coatings in the September Aircraft Building. This month we’ll address the repair of Ceconite fabric covered with nitrate and butyrate dope.

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Tear Repair: Fixing Common Damage to Fabric

9/1/2000 12:00:00 AM By Ron Alexander (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, September 2000)

In previous issues, "Aircraft Building" has outlined the proper techniques used to repair sheet metal and composite surfaces. What about fabric-covered airplanes?

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Covering Your Fuselage: It’s easy whether using an envelope or the blanket method

5/1/2000 12:00:00 AM By Ron Alexander (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, May 2000)

Many people with fabric -covering experience feel confident placing fabric on the wings and control surfaces, but the fuselage is a different matter.

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Fabric Covering-Common Problems

10/1/1998 12:00:00 AM By Ron Alexander (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, October 1998)

Covering an aircraft with fabric can be a frightening prospect. The reason is very obvious, you have spent literally months and years building your prize-winning fabric covered airplane and now you are going to cover up all of that beautiful craftsmanship.

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