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Old 05-09-2013, 08:28 PM
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I am currently building my first 1/8 scale hydro using Garry Finlay's Atlas Van Lines plans. I've built many planes in the past but this is my first boat, I've read many threads and gleanned a wealth of imformation on windowing the framing to save weight, re-enforcing critical areas, etc.... What I have not found much information on is how to make the canopy to cover the engine/electronics bay. For you experienced builders out there please share your experience, methods, pics etc.....

Thank you in advance.

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Old 05-11-2013, 04:47 AM
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If this is the 1977 version, you can make all the parts needed out of 1/32 plywood for skins and 1/16 ply with glue blocks added for internal framing. You can see how I did a similar cowl starting with post 13 in this thread:
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thanks hydro. I've read a LOT of your posts here and on other forums. I've learned a ton of good ideas doing so. Thank you

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