Should I Cover my Aircraft?

Of course, our answer to that question is going to be an emphatic Yes!

Inside or Outside - You should always cover your aircraft.

But aircraft are designed to live outside, aren't they?

Well, yes. But let's be honest, here in Europe we quite often have less than perfect weather. When it rains your aircraft may well get wet inside, and if the sun ever shines the cockpit will experience huge internal temperature and humidity changes! That's why we design covers for the wide range of climates we get in Europe - from the snow and frost of Scotland to the heat and salt of the Mediterranean

So how do covers help?

By keeping out the rain, humidity is reduced, providing magnetos and avionics, susceptible to humidity and temperature changes, a stable environment.

Damage to carpets, upholstery & Airframe caused by water ingress are prevented.

By blocking the sunlight out of the cockpit, the 'greenhouse effect' heating and cooling cycles are eliminated. This reduces internal temperatures, heat damage and formation of condensation.

Paint and Perspex areas - prone to Ultraviolet aging and crazing - are shielded. Upholstery, plastic fittings and instrument panel fascias are all damaged by ultra violet light.

We are told that since fitting our covers 'Hanger Rash' is greatly reduced!

Improved in engine starting and lowered avionics failure rates.

These benefits are not provided by internal sun blinds!

Our covers start at the spinner and extend rearwards to enclose all the aircraft windows and doors. This provides a secure fixing point from which to tension the rest of the cover - an essential point in withstanding strong winds. This also prevents wildlife from entering the engine bay. By covering the engine cowling condensation - the ignition killer - is greatly reduced.

For more information See Frequently Asked Questions, and the section on Insulated Covers in 'What's New'

Inside or Outside - You should always cover your aircraft.

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