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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:54 AM
    I then mounted the canopy to the fuse and installed the retaining rod. I will let this dry till tomorrow then give the canopy a final detail cleaning...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:50 AM
    I used a generous amount of glue along the canopy frame. Once in place with the magnets, I spent a considerable amount of time with the hot water,...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:47 AM
    Gather up everything you will need for gluing the canopy to the frame. I used Pacer canopy glue, hot water, Q-Tips, paper towel and some plastic safe...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:43 AM
    Sand the inside of the canopy frame with 100 grit also and be sure to level out the glass tape seams and glue blobs. Clean the frame and canopy with...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:40 AM
    Use a razor and cut the painters tape away following the fine line tape. Once removed you can sand the canopy with 100 grit sandpaper in preparation...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:38 AM
    I put the canopy back over the top of the frame and held it in place with rare earth magnets. This is a great tip I picked up from someone in Dave's...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:31 AM
    Next I covered the top of the canopy to protect it from scratches as I do the final fitting. As you can see my initial trimming was still too big to...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:28 AM
    With the canopy secured over the frame, I used 3M fine line tape to mark the location of the frame on the canopy. I then removed the canopy from the...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:25 AM
    I put some 3M painters tape on the canopy frame followed buy some double sided tape. I then placed the canopy over the cockpit frame being sure it...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:22 AM
    I will start this next section pissing and moaning about having to glue the canopy to the frame. I hate doing the cockpit in general and this is just...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 02:46 PM
    Removing the canopy is easy peasy.
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 02:40 PM
    In these pictures you can see the Pitot tube is fully engaged in the nose and the canopy frame.
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 02:38 PM
    An important note about the geometry here is that the rod does not pull straight out. Remember the guide tube runs upward to the canopy. What this...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 02:31 PM
    Here is what it looks like on the jet. To me at least, It met my goals of being easy to pull out and looking better than that ball link!
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 02:28 PM
    While in the lathe, I put a tapper into the stock and then later a slot as well. This was necessary so that the rod would fit deeper into the Pitot...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 02:21 PM
    Because the guide tube in the fuse leads upward to the canopy a bend must be created in the wire so that the wire is positioned in the center of the...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 02:09 PM
    Make your initial opening in the nose making sure the pitot tube fits snugly inside
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 02:00 PM
    Once I was satisfied with the shape, I polished the pitot tube in the lathe with polishing compound and various grits of wet / dry paper.
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 01:58 PM
    Now start turning down that stock....we are making a pitot tube.
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 01:54 PM
    Mark the center of the stock using a center drill. Next select a drill bit a couple thousands bigger than the canopy retaining rod and drill a hole...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 01:51 PM
    My mod starts with this piece of aluminum stock. Lets chuck this into the lathe and get started.
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 01:47 PM
    I thought I would start on the cockpit / canopy next. This area for me represents a lot of build time so once this is complete it should be down hill...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 05:35 AM
    MaJ. Woody replied to a thread Highland Jets Countdown in RC Jets
    Sounds good Chris. Trying to decide if I am going to KY Jets. I am going to Oshkosh for sure and if I dont go to KY then Highland will be on the...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 05:23 AM
    MaJ. Woody replied to a thread Highland Jets Countdown in RC Jets
    Thanks Art!
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    03-21-2017, 03:58 AM
    MaJ. Woody replied to a thread Highland Jets Countdown in RC Jets
    Hi Art. What are the 2017 dates? I want to see if I can make it this year. I hope I dont have any conflicts with other events. Thanks!
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 08:30 AM
    MaJ. Woody replied to a thread Skymaster F-4 in RC Jets
    Thanks for the tips guys!
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    03-20-2017, 06:20 AM
    MaJ. Woody replied to a thread Skymaster F-4 in RC Jets
    How many people are having heat problems under the stab? I don't recall having this issue on my FB F-4 but on my small SM F-4 the paint blistered...
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-15-2017, 03:58 AM
    Thank you for the compliment. Knowing that people are enjoying my build threads is what inspires me to continue doing them.
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-11-2017, 01:35 PM
    Awesome. Thanks Dave!
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  • MaJ. Woody's Avatar
    03-11-2017, 01:10 PM
    If need be, I could add another zip tie up by the tire.
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