Re: Rib Stiching

Douglas R. Jones (
Fri, 13 Jan 1995 11:55:56 -0600

>What was the "tape" made from? Was it adhesive or was it
>sewn to the fabric?

As far as I know the tape is the the same basic material
as the fabric covering. The tape is doped down.

>Is this the only German plycovered aircraft that also had a
>covering of fabric?

This I don't know. I know that in reading my Rumpler C.IV
datafile last night that some of the C.IV's had fabric
covered areas replaced by plywood. It did not indicate
whether the ply was then covered with fabric or painetd.

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