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Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Seventh Edition by Michael Kroes

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Fabric Coverings
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INTRODUCTION
Although the majority of modern aircraft are constructed of metal, there are still many requirements for aircraft fabrics of various types, and there are many fabric-covered aircraft certificated for operation. It is, therefore, essential that the aircraft technician be familiar with approved fabric materials and processes.
Fabric covering for aircraft has been in use for many years because of its low cost, ease of installation, ease of repair, light weight, strength, and durability. In addition, the design and construction of a fabric-covered airplane is such that it does not require the special manufacturing ...

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