It is actually "Speed" tape. it is an aluminized foil with an adhesive backing. The operator is wondering why the FAA grounded them.
They are also asking why it cannot be fixed in a day.
These things are fabricated from 350F/177C composite materials (Aramid, carbon fiber and fiberglass). The interior surfaces get soaked with grease, oil and hydraulic fluid (http://www.skydrol.com/pages/
) and decontaminationg can take more than 24 hours...
Needles to say, they prefer to wait until I can get there on Wednesday, than demounting it and sending it to us...
And let's get one thing straight. There's a big difference between a pilot and an aviator. One is a technician; the other is an artist in love with flight. — E. B. Jeppesen