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Removing canopy from an Escapade ARF

Old 03-21-2010, 07:36 PM
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I got a Great Planes Escapade ARF and i am having trouble removing the canopy, i think the factory glued it on during shipment. Can anyone who has had this plane tell me what you did because if i keep forcing it i'm afraid i will break it.

Old 03-21-2010, 07:39 PM
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Default RE: Removing canopy from an Escapade ARF

Why do you want to remove the canopy? Ihave an Escapade and there's nothing that requires you to remove it.

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Old 03-21-2010, 07:40 PM
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Default RE: Removing canopy from an Escapade ARF

Sometimes if you apply heat very, very carefully, it will soften the glue & you can pull it of fairly easy.
Old 03-21-2010, 07:51 PM
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Default RE: Removing canopy from an Escapade ARF

        This is my first ARF and i am so new to this, i thought you needed to remove the canopy to place in receiver and fuel tank and other electronics.
Old 03-22-2010, 01:07 AM
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Default RE: Removing canopy from an Escapade ARF

You have to move it forward to release the hooks in the back. Look from the bottom toward the back of the canopy and at either side. You should see two small slots with white hooks coming thru, make sure these hooks are forward enough to pass thru the slots. If they are then glue is holding it somewhere. Good luck.
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Default RE: Removing canopy from an Escapade ARF

  Thanks alot, i'm sure before i finish i'll have many more questions
Old 03-22-2010, 11:10 AM
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Default RE: Removing canopy from an Escapade ARF

make sure you get some epoxy around the landing gear block I was doing touch and gos this weekend and my landing gear block broke out causeing damagr to the right stab and it cracked just below where the rear stab is bolted to the airframe I fly on a grass feild just thought I would shear that with you michael

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