Aircraft restorers and homebuilders now have an opportunity to invest five days learning how to cover an aircraft with Poly-Fiber and then paint it. At the end of the program, they should be able to go home, cover an entire airframe and paint it with professional results.
The program, sponsored by Poly-Fiber Enterprises, encourages people to ship the elevator or rudder for their project to Poly-Fiber’s Griffin, Ga., facility, where they will receive instruction, practice and then guidance on covering and finishing the part from their own aircraft.
The program, which is restricted to four people at a time and is run by two instructors, begins with an overview of fabric covering of aircraft. It moves on to surface preparation, a discussion of covering methods, i.e., blanket, single wrap and envelope, before proceeding to applying Poly-Fiber fabric to their rudder or elevator. The loose fabric surface is then heat shrunk and rib-stitched, before finishing tapes and drain grommets are applied. That is followed by the complete painting sequence leading to a finished part. The company then ships the finished part back to the builder/restorer, who should by then possess the knowledge and skills to prep, cover and paint a compete aircraft project at home.
The cost of the course is $1,495. which includes all materials and tools used in the program.
For more information: 866-967-5740.