Recovering a model doesn’t always involve a crash. Wear, tear and time can be stimulations for recovering an airplane. Or maybe you just want to give your model a custom look. This article contains information on project tools and supplies, removing the old covering and preparing the surface, creating a covering plan and selecting the appropriate covering material, and making a cutting plan.
Sir George Cayley, often called the Father of Aeronautics, designed a helicopter powered by a bow-string mechanism with feather blades (similar to the reproduction shown here). Later, he experimented by flying a model with multiple adjustable surfaces, allowing him to understand how every change affected the model’s flight. This model is a ½ scale replica of his original 1804 model. Cayley used the data from these experiments to publish his On Aerial Navigation in 1809.