Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:17 pm
I was the LAA Inspector for the first Auster in the UK to have its wings so covered and approved by LAA HQ (just the wings and ailerons, mind you). Despite any initial concerns I may have had, I was quite impressed with the system, and formally gave LAA HQ that opinion.
I really believe that it's a good system (new Robin aircraft are so covered, as I understand). But is a pre-coated finish coat, which is great for single-colour surfaces, but no good for fancy paint jobs.
Their salesmanship could do with improving. At Oshkosh, their sales booth is manned by very gutteral German-speakers, which no-one (including me) could understand easily. They also need to expand the colour selection.
I would use it for its ease of application (and relatively lack of toxins, apart from the initial epoxy glue coat). There is no spraying once the fabric is on.
Will it ever surpass Poly-Fiber or Randolph or Stewarts? Maybe, if they improve the colour selection. But not for owners wanting multiple colours on each fabric surface.