Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > Questions and Answers
Reload this Page >

Where to get custom made canopies?

Notices
Questions and Answers If you have general RC questions or answers discuss it here.

Where to get custom made canopies?

Old 11-30-2012, 09:18 PM
  #1  
Slope Pilot
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Slope Pilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 131
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Where to get custom made canopies?

Hi, I have looked on Google to find a place that makes custom canopies, but I cant find anytthing. Does anyone know where l can find a canopy? The pictures show why l cant use it, The plane looks good, but the canopy doesnt, also I want a clear canopy, not a green canopy.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Zx70020.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	103.7 KB
ID:	1825352  
Old 12-01-2012, 04:03 AM
  #2  
Gray Beard
My Feedback: (-1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hemderson, NV
Posts: 14,385
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default RE: Where to get custom made canopies?

Custom made is too loose of a term but if you give Fiberglass Specialties a call I'm betting they will have one that will fit your plane. You will also have to give them a little more information like make and size of plane, kit built? What kit? If it's an ARF they still may have one that fits if you give them the dimensions. If it's an ARF then it may still be made and you can get a replacement. I build from plans and run into the canopy search all the time. I have found ARFs about the same size and ordered there replacement canopy and just cut it to fit. Most ARFs of the same model and size use the same canopy so one size will often fit all.
I haven't found anyone that will take the old canopy and make a plug from it then make a new one but FGS has a good selection.
Old 02-21-2013, 03:14 PM
  #3  
Slope Pilot
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Slope Pilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 131
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Where to get custom made canopies?

The canopy is for a Scorpio Taurus.

Old 02-22-2013, 04:42 AM
  #4  
GSNut
My Feedback: (8)
 
GSNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Thornton, CO
Posts: 710
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default RE: Where to get custom made canopies?

Gray Beard and Slope Pilot,

Try Here as I am impressed with what I see [:-]:

http://parkflyerplastics.com/cart/in...ain_page=index

I have recently been directed to Park Flyer's web site myself, So will pass it on.
They have been known to make canopies but may require one to sacrafice? ( ask Keith about this )
The only place I have found to have in stock a lot of out of production kit and arf canopies and etc.

Give them a look see and ask Keith for an upgrade to the one you have...
"Like I would like it clear instead of green ?"

Pressing questions can be addressed by calling 817-233-1215 from 9:00am to Noon, Central time.


Let me know if this helps ?
Cheers

DinD
Old 02-22-2013, 06:56 AM
  #5  
jester_s1
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 7,062
Likes: 0
Received 15 Likes on 12 Posts
Default RE: Where to get custom made canopies?

I don't suppose you're inclined to make a plug and vacuum form your own are you? It's not a terribly hard skill set to figure out, although you do have to be good with getting a good finish on your wood plug.
Old 02-22-2013, 07:48 AM
  #6  
LesUyeda
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,670
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Where to get custom made canopies?

"although you do have to be good with getting a good finish on your wood plug. "

Not really too good. Get a close enough finish, pull one canopy, leave it on the plug, and pull the final one over the first.

Les
Old 02-22-2013, 10:27 AM
  #7  
Gray Beard
My Feedback: (-1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hemderson, NV
Posts: 14,385
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default RE: Where to get custom made canopies?

Good web site. Great prices!! Les, fantastic idea. When I had a dental lab I used to poor dental stone into new planes canopies to get a perfect plug if it was something I thought would work on a plans built plane. Then I started just buying them from FGS and discovered how many planes used the same cowl and canopy so I just phoned them and asked if they had what I needed in stock. They usually did, they even have the replacement for a lot of the old ACE canopies. There web site shows the canopy for discontinued kits too but if not shown then it pays to phone them.
Old 10-15-2020, 06:22 PM
  #8  
Airbug1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Extreme flight extra 300 45in canopy blu/wht

Can't find a link to find a canopy for extreme flight extra 300 45 in blu/wht discontinued model. Help ..help .. thanks
Old 10-16-2020, 10:20 AM
  #9  
scale only 4 me
My Feedback: (158)
 
scale only 4 me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Avon Lake, OH
Posts: 9,987
Received 16 Likes on 15 Posts
Default

I don't remember a 45,, you thinking 48"? https://extremeflightrc.com/BlueWhite_c_840.html
Old 10-16-2020, 10:50 AM
  #10  
Airbug1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default This extreme flight extra 300 45 " blu /wht

This extreme flight extra 300 blu/ wht 45 "
was upgraded to 48 " i need a canopy for the 45". Thanks

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.