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Old 08-16-2012, 07:31 AM
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I need to get another canopy for the TF GS P-51 (long story, goofed it up during build). I checked with Top-Flite support and they do sell them but they want $33 + $10 shipping for it. I'm looking to reduce the cost of my mistake

Does anyone know if the ARF canopy will fit on the kit? I can pick those up for $10 or less in some places.

Or, is there a canopy for another 1/5 size p-51 out there that is of better quality. I'm willing to pay a "little" more for a good quality canopy.

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Old 08-16-2012, 08:08 AM
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The canopy for the ARF is shorter than the canopy for the kit. You will have to get the kit canopy! I found this out when I was going to redo a kit p-51 I was building. Good luck!
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Aerotech models has a canopy slider and canopy. Maybe they will sell you just the canopy. Not sure how it will fit without the frame.

http://www.aerotechmodels.com/Canopy%20Slider.htm
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These guys have one that may fit. Dan.
http://meister-scale.com/
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Default RE: Canopy for TF GS P-51 Kit

Thanks for all the suggestions. While I was looking around, I found someone detailing how they had fixed scratches in a canopy. That's what I did, I was working on something near the front part of the canopy and scratched it up. The technique was to pour on a coat of mop & glow and let that dry, then buff it out. I tried it tonight and I'm amazed... it's like magic. It isn't perfect, but it'll do.

I was really tempted to buy the sliding canopy kit from Aerotech but I'm going to try to do my own first.

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Old 08-16-2012, 06:53 PM
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Aerotech is sold

To our customers and friends. Aerotech has been sold and I will no longer be able to supply you scale accessories. Thanks for your business over the years. I do not know if the new owner will be offering the kits or the accessories in the future. If you need props of Dummy radials you can get them by emailing Dave S. at scalespecialties@comcast.net
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Very sad news indeed. They have some really nice products.
I hope the new owner continues that tradition.

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