Superflite currently manufactures three different types of fabric. The medium weight, or 102 fabric, is the 2.7 ounce fabric used on certificated and light sport aircraft. The heavy weight, or the 101 fabric, is the 3.7 oz per sq yard breaking strength, used on all aircraft where a tough, durable, low elongation, high tension fabric is needed. This fabric provides excellent resistance to rock penetration and tearing. Both 102 and 101 polyester fabrics are FAA approved. The light weight, or 104 fabric, is the 1.7 ounce fabric used on ultralights and some experimental aircraft. 104 fabric is a non-certified fabric. All fabrics are sold by the yard.
The finishing tapes are made from our medium (SF102) and lightweight (SF104) fabrics. The purpose of finishing tape is to provide abrasion resistance and protection along ribs and trailing edges and leading edges. There are several different styles of surface tape available, straight edge, pinked edge, bias cut, and pre-shrunk. All are available in both fabric weights.