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Discussions on specific A/C building techniques.
"blanket" on wings?
edoardo
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Milano, Italy
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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 03:30 AM UTC
Hi all,
I was wondering what are those kind of blankets one can see on plane's wings when they are under repair.
what are they for?
what is their colour?
thank you guys!
ciao
Edo
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 05:06 AM UTC
Edo, they are there for two reasons:
Firstly to protect the surface of the aircraft from being damaged by the boots of the aircraft fitter/weapons fitter/refueller.

Secondly so the fitter (mechanic) does not slip off.
JClapp
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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 05:50 AM UTC
It is understandable. but pictures are required....
Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 06:05 AM UTC
The blankets can be any colour from dirty canvas through green, brown, right to black. A good way to represent them on your model is to soak a Kleenex in diluted white glue and arrange it over the wing where you want it to be. Once it's dry you can paint and weather it to your heart's content.
edoardo
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Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2014 - 01:58 PM UTC
Hi all!
thak you very much for the info!
by the way: this is what I am talking about...