At First You Don't Succeed. . .Try, Try Again
tried covering the wings with surplus parachutes but they weren’t
waterproof. Then we had frosty wings and yards of
tried removing the wings, laying them flat on the ground
and covering them with tarps. But the moisture in the grass
froze everything together.
removed the wings and stored them inside overnight whenever
possible. But it took time
to carry them out
and get the aircraft ready to fly. In that short time
frost could form on the wings; we were back to waiting
for warm air.
tried de-icing with propylene glycol but it left an oily film
on the wing which was almost as bad as the frost.
tried rubbing and scraping and cursing. But wait. . .
Chris Gullikson, Operation Migration