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Old 04-24-2004, 11:46 PM
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Default Extra 330 Canopy

Hello fellow rcers,

I have purchased a used extra 330 from Dave Patrick Models and the guy I bought it from says the canopy is really brittle and he has gone through two canopies and I am now ready to put the third one on. So I am having problems with the canopy cracking right above the third screw from the back. It cracks in the same spot every time. Is there anyway that I can correct this. Please let me know

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Shane

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Old 04-25-2004, 10:04 PM
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Default RE: Extra 330 Canopy

Rather than attaching it with screws, try using tape. The screw hole is giving it a ready made place to start the crack.

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Old 04-25-2004, 11:29 PM
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Sorry greenboot but I can not use tape for this canopy due to the fact that this is the older version of the DPM extra 330. So it is a must that I use screw so I can get to all of the guts. Any other suggestions

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Old 04-26-2004, 01:54 AM
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Default RE: Extra 330 Canopy

Did you drill a hole before you put the screw through??
Old 04-26-2004, 10:24 PM
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Yes I did drill a whole in the canopy before I put the screw in. I use plastic washers with the screws and it still cracks every time. I think this is a vibration problem with the zdz 40 motor I have in her. Any other suggestions please let me know.

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Old 04-28-2004, 10:25 AM
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Default RE: Extra 330 Canopy

You might try gluing a piece of clear plastic reinforcement where the hole will be. I would certainly test the glue on some scrap first.

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