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Weight Comparison vs other brands

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 11:50 PM Quote
How does the Stewart System compare weight wise versus the other covering systems such as Polyfiber and Superflite? I assume that the Eko Coat, although not recommended for fabric, weighs more than the Eko Poly. Any idea what the difference would be in a Cub size airplane Polyfiber vs Stewart Eko Poly?
Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 10:34 AM Quote
On average a cub sized airplane cover and paint job should be about 45-50lbs with Stewart Systems.

That is lighter than what all the other covering systems advertise by 20-40 lbs. I have heard of some of the heavy Solvent based cover jobs getting up to 90+ lbs on cub sized aircraft.

A cub takes about 45 linear yards of fabric which is 90 square yards or 810 square feet. Forget about the scrap you throw away. Each square foot of medium fabric up through color and lets assume there is a 2" tape on every square foot weighs about .75 oz.

810 x .75oz = 607.5 oz

607.5oz / 16oz per LB = 37.9LB for just the fabric parts up through a single color.


Jason
Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 4:32 PM Quote
Wow, that is great news. How does your system compare price wise vs. the other covering systems? Only interesting in the price for the raw materials to cover a Cub size aircraft, not labor cost.
Posted: Sunday, November 6, 2011 11:17 AM Quote
Our customers that have been covering aircraft for years have commented that the cost of materials and consumable items during a cover and paint job are typically $500-1000 less than what it cost them to do a similar job with the solvent based systems.

You have to take into consideration the cost of shipping the hazardous materials and the significant increase in cost for consumable materials for clean up.

Jason