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Over the wing shade tarp

Postby wechronister » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:08 pm

Anyone out there have an opinion positive or negative on using a tarp for over the wing of the 170 for extra shade?
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby hilltop170 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:31 am

You're going to need at least 30' x 15' to be effective which is an odd size but there is no reason it won't work. You'll probably need to tie down the wings securely as well as the tarp, to keep it in position in a wind. Make sure you don't build-in any water traps and get as light-weight material as you can, canvas would be too heavy, especially when wet.

I regularly tie large tarps over my tent when camping in Alaska and anchor the tarp separate from the tent, even the best tent will weep mist into the interior over time in driving rain. Those cheap blue tarps work just fine and hold up well as long as you don't allow them to flap in the wind.
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby gahorn » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:18 pm

wechronister wrote:Anyone out there have an opinion positive or negative on using a tarp for over the wing of the 170 for extra shade?


Don't let it rest upon the airplane or tear away and flap around because it will destroy your airplane in a strong wind or TRW.
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby DaveF » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:58 pm

I've seen it often at OSH. Seems to work, even in some heavy weather. I assume it's a bit tough on the paint, though.
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby butchpilot170 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:47 am

Hi ! I make and sell my version of a "wing tent" (Made out of light weight tent material ) that I feel is unique and provides a very large area to camp in under the right wing. This is designed for 170, 172 , 180, & 182's ! Call me at 908-489-1571 ! Ask for the ButchPilot !
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby hilltop170 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:25 pm

Butch-
What are the specs/dimensions of your product and how is it attached and anchored?

How about a picture of one installed on a plane?
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby Pdogace » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:06 pm

I am interested too! Please show a picture and or a website with pictures. Does your version have a floor to keep rain off the floor and all your stuff dry?

Thanks.
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby ghostflyer » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:56 pm

I have seen some fly sheets used. These are thin nylon sheets about 25 by 12 ft and treated with water repellent. I have been looking myself ,but no success yet.
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby Aryana » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:06 am

Let’s see this wing tent and you might get some orders ButchPilot!
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby butchpilot170 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:33 am

Yes, I'll get more pics of it and put them on our website. The ones I have don't do it justice ! I usually sell these in person at the different airports I go to and when I'm camping with it people that ask get a complete run down on how to set it up (takes 5 minutes).
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby butchpilot170 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:49 am

To make a comment on using a blue pvc tarp , it also is too heavy and bulky to carry in a 170 . My wing tents are anchored using plastic tent pegs and of course can only be set up on turf ! Forgot to mention they cost $600.00 so it might be too costly for some people !
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby gahorn » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:50 pm

Back in the early '80's when I was running a corp flight dept we had some covers made up for outdoor winter protection made up of parachute-fabric. They were amazingly strong, lightweight, and we could wad it up and stuff it into a pillowcase made of the same material. They dried out quickly when left in the sun, did not milldew, shrink, or hold frozen water. The shop made them out of solid-black colored fabric for whatever reason and they really stood up well. They also discouraged "tampering" by passers-by.
They had bungee-cord sewn into the seams and they'd "shrink-fit" the airplanes once stretched-out/over and then released. No harm occured to the aircraft in 6 years of use. I wish I'd "liberated" them when we sold those airplanes.
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby c170b53 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:13 pm

First time this last year at Oshkosh, camping the first night, my tent almost blew away with me in it :oops: well at least it seemed as if we were about to do a few circuits. Bought, 12 inch stakes at the fly mart to replace my 6 inches. Seems the longer stakes are a staple at the flymart from a bunch of sellers. At Columbia in the fall my 6 inch metal stakes were bending in two when I was pounding them into the ground. The earth was so dry, it resembled cement. Not easy having all the right equipment for the conditions
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby butchpilot170 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:02 pm

Hi ! Can anybody tell me how to get my "wing tent " pics posted on our site ? Butch 908 -489-1571
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Re: Over the wing shade tarp

Postby Aryana » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:01 pm

butchpilot170 wrote:These pics are all I have right now but more will follow later! The wrinkle in the left side is only temporarily there because the flap wasn't lower one notch. As you can see the two doors in the front (one screen / one tie flap like a regular tent ) are under the shelter of the last portion of the wing like a porch roof. At the other end next to the fuselage is an upper and lower wall. The upper wall is made of screen material in two parts and gives access to the inside of aircraft and helps with cross ventilation. The lower wall is solid material and provides privacy. The floor is waterproof and installed separately if wanted.

These inside things will be shown in the next pics I take.

These tents are in limited production. I personally enjoy going everywhere camping or just day use at a airport function. It doesn't weigh much and there are no bulky poles, etc. to mess up your payload or cabin space.

the ButchPilot !


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