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Using light tapes on certified aircraft

Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 2:39 AM Quote
Does your STC allow the use of uncertified light finishing tapes on certified aircraft? The procedures manual specifies using Ceconite, Superflite, Polyfiber, or any other polyester/Dacron fabric which is FAA approved. My understanding is that light weight fabric is unapproved for use on certified aircraft, but does this also include the finishing tapes?
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:38 AM Quote
light tapes are fine and are highly recommended.  It's only the main fabric that needs to be the medium or heavy.  There is no requirement for finishing tapes because they are not the structural part of the cover job.