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Thread: Response from FAA concerning AD 74-17-04

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    Default Re: Response from FAA concerning AD 74-17-04

    I don't see fabric as being difficult. I learned cotton when I was in school. Little in common with modern processes. The covering manuals are great and cover every aspect and then there is YouTube which is amazing.

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    Default Re: Response from FAA concerning AD 74-17-04

    What Steve said. I learned to cover reading the Poly Fiber manual. Then picked up tips from experienced fabric people who had done more than I had like Steve’s daughter.
    Last edited by Gilbert Pierce; 11-22-2020 at 10:31 AM.

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    Default Re: Response from FAA concerning AD 74-17-04

    Agree with LarryV and dgapilot on the lack of oldtimers for knowlage and poor quality covering.
    As well Steve and Gilbert are correct about the instruction manuals.
    The thing about the manuals is the person taking on the job needs to become intimately familiar with the book
    and work accordingly. My airplane was "put together" in 1985 with very little documentation and description
    on the fabric covering. When Brian removed the wings and stripped them down it was embarrassing to see
    what went on when they put the wings together after the fabric was removed. On the other hand it is a
    testament how well and how long the airplane flew with the issues we discovered.
    "Progress is our most important problem"

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