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Old 12-25-2017, 08:15 PM
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So good to see someone still flying the very nice Katana 50. Bless you for reviving this thread. What engine?
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Old 12-26-2017, 10:58 AM
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It actually has an electric setup... An eflight 60 with castle 100 amp speed control. Anybody have a canopy laying around,lol? It's a 1 pc foredeck and canopy unit but I would settle to cut the canopy off the deck and graft a new canopy on.
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:39 AM
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Thank you for the electric info and keep us posted!
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:17 AM
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Default Arrrgh, horizon hobby wasn't much help...

Suggested contacting chief aircraft and ordering one of their larger plane's canopy's and trimming to fit... They are pretty expensive. This might turn into a big money pit.
So I have the rear damaged portion trimmed away and I could make a plug and use a 2 liter soda bottle to draw over the plug. Kind of a 2 piece canopy...Then I would have to spray interior of soda bottle flat black to somewhat match the original smoke canopy, or....
Use the undamaged canopy frame, adding a former to area at the at the trimmed edge of undamaged section, sheet the missing area in balsa and cover in cub yellow monocote listed as the katanas primary color... Kind of a p-51 fastback look.

Has anyone ever tried the latter on a similiar plane? Pros, cons?
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:56 PM
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I do think the latter would work. You could google that or make a separate post. Happy New Year!
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Days ago I just flew this bird owned by a local friend. His set up is Dualsky 5060 motor and 100A Hobbywing ESC. It's a quite heavy one by today's criteria of 3D planes but all pilots could feel it's so robust that any type of landing wouldn't be an issue.
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