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Old 12-03-2017, 07:23 AM
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Any one have a lead on a canopy? Like Leo I'm going to buy my old one back. The problem is that the original canopy got damaged.
if I can't find one the maybe I can buy a conversion-from Leo and go to the bubble version.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:52 AM
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Any one have a lead on a canopy? Like Leo I'm going to buy my old one back. The problem is that the original canopy got damaged.
if I can't find one the maybe I can buy a conversion-from Leo and go to the bubble version.
Would a pica one fit "Hi
I re-manufacture the Pica canopy. Contact me at scaledynamics@yahoo.com..."

or this pica one at Pica Spitfire canopy [C-399] - $18.00 : Park Flyer Plastics, Official Website of ParkFlyer Plastics Hobby Accessories ? Texas, USA

or would a Brian Taylor one from Vic's rc VicRC.com - Spitfire Product

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Pica might fit? Brian Taylor spit is a tad smaller at 83 inches so that might not fit.
I don't have the plane back yet so I'll have to wait till I get it to determine the damage and the canopy size.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:44 AM
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Isn't the Fokke RC canopy a drop-in?
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:22 AM
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Shaun,
I thought about theirs but I don't know. Maybe I'll email him and ask.
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:07 PM
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I emailed Fokkerc.com. He said his canopy is the same size but that's all he knows.
It's $40 delivered. Not bad.
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there is a guy selling yellow Spit canopies on the forum for sale. Hes from CA and I got one for $40 and it came two days later
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kenair? Is that him?
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not sure but hes also pulling canopies for the Pica Spit and some of the older kits
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Any one have a lead on a canopy? Like Leo I'm going to buy my old one back. The problem is that the original canopy got damaged.
if I can't find one the maybe I can buy a conversion-from Leo and go to the bubble version.
A fellow is selling Canopies on Ebay. Price is good.
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:28 AM
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I bought some plaster of paris years ago to see if it was useful to pull a plug off a kit canopy. Has anyone ever tried this? I have an original YA canopy to test it on. It will surely cast the surface, but I don't know what the porosity or surface quality will be and if the melted plastic of vac forming will stick to it or get cloudy from it. I have always used expensive casting epoxies for this purpose and I'm not motivated to spend the money in this case for a kit that no longer exists. I may give this plaster a go. I have everything else such as vac former and plastic. Leo
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Is would get me some hydro cal plaster. The model rail road guys use it and it's inexpensive and dense. I would think that stuff would work well. Of course you have to wax it or use some release too.
An old trick is to put a thin piece of abs etc first and then pull the canopy and that over the mold. That way you have a very smooth part.
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The plaster will work fine Leo and will not harm the original canopy at all. I think it will provide you with a smooth enough surface to get an acceptably clear pull over it. In all honesty though I don't recall if I ever attempted it over the raw plaster or not. I have always pulled a thin styrene layer over it first. Once you have the plaster mold I do not recommend that you attempt to sand it for any reason. It will have a thin outer skin that forms the smooth shell and once you break through it there is no getting it back. My .02 cents anyway.
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Here is my old Spit getting ready for more hours in the air after crashing some 10 years ago :-( The thread before the link to the elevator broke because of vibrations I guess. So this timeI have the elevator servo in the tail . Even harder to get i balanced with the leight AGM 30cc :-) Last time it flew was with a Supertigre 3250 and tunedpipe so i dont expect much vertical with the AGM and cannister. Its a tight fit and cooling for the engine is allways a challenge with these ww II planes.
I work weeery slow but it wil fly this winter i guess :-)
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Here is my old Spit getting ready for more hours in the air after crashing some 10 years ago :-( The thread before the link to the elevator broke because of vibrations I guess. So this timeI have the elevator servo in the tail . Even harder to get i balanced with the leight AGM 30cc :-) Last time it flew was with a Supertigre 3250 and tunedpipe so i dont expect much vertical with the AGM and cannister. Its a tight fit and cooling for the engine is allways a challenge with these ww II planes.
I work weeery slow but it wil fly this winter i guess :-)
Nice looking Spitfire, let us know in the spring how the flights go.
cheers - ken
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