Your Cambrai Cover has been manufactured with the utmost care and attention to detail.
We work hard to ensure that the cover will fit your aircraft accurately. It is important that the correct technique is employed when fitting, as this will affect the effectiveness of the cover and its life span.
These few simple notes and a little practice will help you to fit and remove your cover in the shortest time and to spot any potential problems before they become serious.
How to Fit your Cover – Single Engine Aircraft – Low Wing.
1. Pile the cover on top of the engine cowling or on a wing and locate the front of the cover – the engine cowl has the circular hole for the spinner and our label. Unroll the cover loosely on top of the aircraft in the correct fore/aft orientation.
2. The cover will have allowances for any aerials and probes fitted to the top and sides of the aircraft – these must be located and fitted first. It is of the utmost importance that windscreen mounted OAT probes are not pulled as this may well damage the windscreen! a. Fit the cover over any long VHF type aerials and around the long wire ADF aerial (if fitted) b. Separate the ‘Velcro’ OAT patch and fit the square hole centrally over the OAT probe. The cover should remain in this position when correctly fitted.
3. Separate the ‘Velcro’ and buckle closure at the front of the cover, fit around the back of the spinner and re-close the Velcro and buckle. Do not pull the strap tight at this point! 3. Unroll the cover to the back of the aircraft until the back edge of the cover is reached. Loosely fasten the rearmost strap under the aircraft, adjust the cover such that the centre seam runs straight down the centreline of the aircraft and the OAT probe is near to the centre of its cut out.. Pull the cover back as far as it will go with out pulling on the aerials or OAT probe and then fully tighten the back strap.
4. Fit and tighten the remaining under-aircraft straps.
5. Tighten the under-spinner strap. This strap can now be left in this position permanently. The cover should fit the aircraft smoothly, without any loose areas or wrinkles, or undue tightness in any area. A little coaxing of the cover and practice will develop a technique for getting it right first time – every time! The straps can be adjusted from both ends, so that a sensible length of strap can be left with which to tighten the strap, without the end trailing on the ground. Strap ends should ALWAYS be folded neatly and tucked inside the hem of the cover so that they will not beat against the side of the aircraft in a breeze. Remove the cover from back to front in an approximate reversal of the above order, folding in such a way to facilitate easy replacement! Always return the cover to the storage bag supplied when not on the aircraft. Twin Engine Aircraft, Low Wing. Follow the above steps in order – the only difference being that you cover will not have an engine cowling and spinner Velcro closure at the front – just a securing strap under the airframe. The front of your Twin cover is marked by our makers labels.