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    Default PA22-20 Fuselage covering

    My project has been slowly progressing and i'm getting setup to cover the fuselage. There's two areas that I would love some advice on for order/technique. I'm planning on using a blanket method and need help with the wing root area. Top piece first and wrap it over the rear wing root channel, then side piece tucked behind to top longeron (possibly wrapped around the inside instead of over the top)?
    The second area is the tail.... Two pieces to cover the tail and stitch to fuselage top piece?
    My project came with SuperFlite system 7
    I've tried ordering the 4 tips books from SWPC but they are B/O and haven't heard back on when they may be available... Maybe they wouldn't have this answer anyway?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Default Re: PA22-20 Fuselage covering

    Get the Short Wing Piper drawing CD, it has the drawings for how the factory did the covering. With methods today, the only change would be that you canít do a doped seam along the top center stringer. You would need to do a sewn seam there.


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    Default Re: PA22-20 Fuselage covering

    If you look at the fuselage covering drawing you will see where they brought fabric down behind the 3/8" channel that forms the place for the wing root fairing to sit. We attached a strip there to give area to glue the fabric to. Posted about in this thread. https://www.shortwingpipers.org/foru...D-quot-Windows

    Google this and you will find even more. "fuselage covering site:shortwingpipers.org"

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    Default Re: PA22-20 Fuselage covering

    Thanks, I got my order for the 4 books, drawing and rigging cd's placed today. It's been a fun experience so far reading all the different ways people can accomplish a task while following the same regulations.

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    Default Re: PA22-20 Fuselage covering

    Be careful with the printed books. That material was never vetted by experts. There is some bad information in there.
    There is good information there but unfortunately not 100% reliable.
    An example, a well known contributor claims his 10 year old Lycoming at 1000 hours has compression of 80/80 on all four cylinders.
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    Default Re: PA22-20 Fuselage covering

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert Pierce View Post
    Be careful with the printed books. That material was never vetted by experts. There is some bad information in there.
    There is good information there but unfortunately not 100% reliable.
    An example, a well known contributor claims his 10 year old Lycoming at 1000 hours has compression of 80/80 on all four cylinders.

    That's discouraging...I had been told they were worth the money previously. I guess I'll just have to sort through them and with an open mind, Thanks

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    Default Re: PA22-20 Fuselage covering

    There is some good info in the books but what I remember was some misinformation on the drag strut in the fuel bay. In my opinion this forum in conjunction with the drawings is a great resource because the forum is interactive.

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    Default Re: PA22-20 Fuselage covering

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    There is some good info in the books but what I remember was some misinformation on the drag strut in the fuel bay. In my opinion this forum in conjunction with the drawings is a great resource because the forum is interactive.
    Thanks Steve

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