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Has anyoone made an Ultra Flash canopy out of carbon?

Old 12-04-2021, 04:50 PM
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Default Has anyone made an Ultra Flash canopy out of carbon?

I have an Ultra Flash and I like the looks of the Bolt someday, but I hate clear canopies. I know you can tint them but in Colorado the sun melts them, they won't last a season without waves or dents.

I was wondering if anyone ever made a canopy you could just place in the frame out of carbon or something similar? Would be great if CARF did this for the Bolt and Flash like the Mephisto and Rebel's come.

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Talk to your rep. It maybe that the canopy is moulded with a complete layup and the factory could finish and paint some for you ( like a Rebel)

Personally I don’t like the painted glass look, but can understand your problem.
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Hydro-dip a new canopy and fit
Lots of carbon options to chose from , fine pattern to course pattern
I did the tail cone & canopy trim of my ultra-lightning , looks just like carbon
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Originally Posted by scoeroo View Post
Hydro-dip a new canopy and fit
Lots of carbon options to chose from , fine pattern to course pattern
I did the tail cone & canopy trim of my ultra-lightning , looks just like carbon
I'm not sure that would help from denting or wavyness from melting would it?
Old 12-05-2021, 07:30 AM
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Make one yourself.

wax the inside of your clear canopy, then layup some carbon/epoxy fabric on the inside of it and there you go.
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Perhaps it is not a good idea to let your model bake in the sun? Could you toss a cover over it for protection?
I do think a carbon canopy would be very cool.
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Perhaps it is not a good idea to let your model bake in the sun? Could you toss a cover over it for protection?
I do think a carbon canopy would be very cool.
It happens if you cover it or not.... but thank you.
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Originally Posted by AEROSHELDON View Post
It happens if you cover it or not.... but thank you.
Hasn't happened to my jets -
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I understand, but in Denver, one mile closer to the ozone layer, it eats a dark canopy pretty good.

Thanks for the replies, I think I will paint it silver even though I have a Cayman scheme.
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I like painted canopies. I find Tamiya paint for polycarbonate to work perfectly.
I wonder if you brushed a coat of BVM heat shield paint on the inside, after the color was laid down, if that would protect it from getting too hot.
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Default Ultra Flash Canopy

Here’s a few shots of my classic flash upgraded to an ultra flash like 9 years ago. Painted the canopy from the inside using Indy Silver in a spray can. I believe the brand was Tamiya. Took it to a lot of jet events with extreme heat and never had any issues with it melting or warping.




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