View Full Version : Hipec covering system

09-18-2005, 07:26 AM
I `m building an exp. cub and i want to know if anybody ever used HIPEC covering system on any fabric aircraft, what are the pros and cons?


Yard Dart
09-19-2005, 06:15 AM
Looks interesting but i would go with dacron ppg finish. Or should i say Stits. Yard Dart

09-19-2005, 06:57 AM
Hi Mr Dart!

Do you mean that ``stits`` is a PPG product?The thing i like about hipec is that you can put the same top coat over fabric and solid parts and you end up with a bright finish.They are in business since 1964 and we don`t hear a lot about them!


Steve Pierce
09-19-2005, 07:08 AM
Stits Aerothane and any of the other polyurethane top coats will go over fabric and metal. I wonder too why I never hear about this system. Another thing is I don't see on their site about being STC approved on certified airplanes.

09-19-2005, 06:14 PM
I've never heard of them either. If they are that good, why hasn't anybody heard of them. And Steve is right, I don't see anywhere on their site that says it's STC'd or approved.


Ron Babos
09-19-2005, 08:02 PM
Heard of Hipec . Never used it, but heard the glue's a bitch to work with. Most people try to master either dope or Stitts (Poly-fiber) and don't branch out to the others. Each have their good and bad points.

09-19-2005, 11:56 PM
I have a friend that used it and he likes it.Not very many coats of paint and looks glossy.He had used dope before and did not like how many coats he had to spray and it faded fast on him.
I asked at the COPA convention how much it would cost and was told $2500.00 Can. for everything to do a cub.
They have a website, www.falconaravia.com