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    Can anyone make any recommendations about where to go for aircraft covers? Am looking for a set for a 1941 BC12-65. Am based in the UK but expect that I will have to import from the USA.

    regards

    Colin

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    Funny you should ask. I just sowed a cover today, but just for inside in the hanger, to protect against the birdsh!it and &tc. I bought 35m x 1.5m cotton from Ikea for 102 CHf, or 2.95 CHf per meter. If you want an outside cover you will of course need a different material. I'm pretty happy to now have a hanger cover. Otherwise its pretty impossible to keep the bird crap off the airplane. It took about 4 hours to sew, and 170 meters of thread! I'll post some pictures later.

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      I'm thinking outside covers here. Am not sure that I can cope with DIY for this though it may be an option!

      colin

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      • #4
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        Go to a sail or boat cover shop what can measure it up for you.
        A good materail is called sunbrella it was recomended to me but have not had the funds for it. Use lazzing on the bottom of the wing, but it has to covered so the wind dont snapp the string aginst the wingcovering, so I was told.
        Len
        I loved airplane seens I was a kid.
        The T- craft # 1 aircraft for me.
        Foundation Member # 712

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          I got mine from Bruce Aircraft Covers, http://www.aircraftcovers.com/index....h=1_11_638_639. Expensive, but works nicely, and I can't find a hanger to put my T-Craft within reasonable driving distance for love or money.
          Dan Brown
          1940 BC-65 N26625
          TF #779
          Annapolis, MD

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          • #6
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            Colin,

            I am based in the UK at Swansea & RAF Little Rissington in the Cotswolds with a F22A Tri Gear so I may be interested as well depending on price if we could get "a deal somewhere" to supply them? PM on the forum?

            Regards,

            Bob P.

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              Originally posted by DanBrown View Post
              I got mine from Bruce Aircraft Covers, http://www.aircraftcovers.com/index....h=1_11_638_639. Expensive, but works nicely, and I can't find a hanger to put my T-Craft within reasonable driving distance for love or money.
              Dan - I'd be interested in seeing how you secure and protect your a/c. - Mike
              Mike Horowitz
              Falls Church, Va
              BC-12D, N5188M
              TF - 14954

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by RobertP View Post
                Colin,

                I am based in the UK at Swansea & RAF Little Rissington in the Cotswolds with a F22A Tri Gear
                Bob, I spotted what I guess was your F22A at Little Rissington a few weeks back when I got a ride down in the Waco.

                I'll send you a pm.

                Colin

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                  Originally posted by mhorowit View Post
                  Dan - I'd be interested in seeing how you secure and protect your a/c. - Mike

                  Me too!

                  Colin

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                  • #10
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                    This company has made up covers for a number of Taylorcrafts here in Alaska. Been very satisfied so far.
                    http://www.alaskawingcovers.com/index.html
                    Dick
                    Dick Smith N5207M TF#159

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                    • #11
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                      we got wing and fuselage covers for out '46 from Bruce's Custom Covers (aircraftcovers.com). The fit is perfect and they are very durable. Been protecting our Tcraft from the searing Arizona sun for over 2 years now.
                      DJ Vegh
                      Owned N43122/Ser. No. 6781 from 2006-2016
                      www.azchoppercam.com
                      www.aerialsphere.com
                      Mesa, AZ

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                        Hi, thanks for the input, I was expecting to have to source covers from the USA but have found two companies in the UK who can assist. Sky4 are happy to measure it up and Cambrai have already got patterns. It will involve pain in the bank account but they look very good.

                        Colin

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                          Hi all,
                          I bought mine from Bruce's Custom Covers. Yes it was a little spendy but it fits great. He even sewed an opening in the top for my comm antenna for no extra charge.

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