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Old 12-12-2007, 02:36 PM
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I am now building the canopy structure and wanted your suggestions. To make the canopy flush on all sides is a major project. Is it worth it or do you guys have some tricks you can give me?

1) Should the canopy hang over the rear top deck or not? If so then is it worth making it flush?
2) Should the canopy be flush to the sides or let it drop down over the sides?

Thanks - I could have never built this thing without your help.
Old 12-12-2007, 05:05 PM
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It should be flush all the way around. The easiest way I have found is to cut some balsa sticks 3/8" x 7/16". This will give you a 1/16 on each side and once the canopy is on you can sand the fuse sides to match the canopy. As for the back of the canopy frame, just trace the front of the turtle deck on the 1/8 balsa and cut it on the inside of the line. This will give you the correct gap for the canopy assuming your blade isn't bigger than a 1/32" or so. I hope this helps.

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Old 12-12-2007, 07:50 PM
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It should be flush all the way around. The easiest way I have found is to cut some balsa sticks 3/8" x 7/16". This will give you a 1/16 on each side and once the canopy is on you can sand the fuse sides to match the canopy. As for the back of the canopy frame, just trace the front of the turtle deck on the 1/8 balsa and cut it on the inside of the line. This will give you the correct gap for the canopy assuming your blade isn't bigger than a 1/32" or so. I hope this helps.

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Sorry to be so thick, but what is the 3/8" x 7/16" balsa sticks do? Thanks
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The side rails for the canopy frame.

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Old 12-13-2007, 02:18 PM
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The side rails for the canopy frame.

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OK, I get it. Very helpful!

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