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Old 01-02-2004, 09:12 PM
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Hello everybody!

I have tried to apply koverall over the side of my piper fuse, (it has a stringer down the middle length) and I just cant get it on even around that stringer. I know it is not supposed to look this way. I ironed it, gunned it with a heat gun, applied a second coat of stix it, I applied dope, but it still comes out uneven. How can I fix this? Man I would hate to start over but if I have to uncover the side and start over I guess I will do this, but how can I go about it diffrently?
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Old 01-02-2004, 09:50 PM
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Doesn't that stringer need to be sanded flush with the fise?
Old 01-02-2004, 09:58 PM
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um i thought about sanding the stringer down but the building directions only state that it should be rounded down. should i cut down some anyway?
Old 01-02-2004, 10:00 PM
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Default RE: What is wrong?

I can't tell what type of aircraft you have from the size of the area covered in the photo, but... If the offending stringer IS NOT supposed to be flush with the side of the fuselage, then it is there to provide an angular shape and lift to the covering.

Is it possible that you have covered tight to the sides of the fuselage when you should have pulled the Coverall tight and kept it lifted from the fuselage? Without seeing more of the aircraft or knowing the type, I find it difficult to give accurate input.
Old 01-02-2004, 10:08 PM
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I apologize
It is a great planes piper cub, I beleive that there is supposed to be some lift on the covering. I just cant get it even.
Old 01-03-2004, 12:05 AM
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The covering on a Cub should be attached at the window opening, then NOT to the fuselage side down to the stringer, but fit over the stringer and down to the bottom of the fuselage. NOT pasted to the sides. You might look at a real Cub, or any fabric covered plane to see how the fabric touches only the stringers, fore and aft and top and bottom longerons.
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Default RE: What is wrong?

Paul hit the nail on the head. It should not be tacked down along the sides. Like this:
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Old 01-03-2004, 11:48 AM
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I just want to say thanks for your help especially for taking time with the visuals (I know I need them). I will try again, God I love this hobby!

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