Maintenance Matters

October 2007 Issue

Ragwing Repair Choices: Which System?

Each has its pros and cons; but our top pick is Poly Fiber. The shop’s skills may matter more than the material itself.

The emerging Light Sport Aircraft market has ignited new interest in airplanes at the $100,000 price point and below. Most of these airplanes are composites, but buyers not interested in spending that much are looking hard at older LSA-compliant taildraggers—Cubs and Champs, for instance. That means renewed interest in a technology as old as aviation itself—fabric covering.

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