WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight

WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight (https://www.wattflyer.com/forums/index.php)
-   Aerodynamics (https://www.wattflyer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=33)
-   -   stengthening the canopy (https://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70205)

p3arljam 03-25-2013 04:01 PM

stengthening the canopy
 
I have a T-28 and the canopy is very flimsy plastic any ideas on how i can make it more rigid?

rcers 03-25-2013 04:47 PM

No reason too - it just adds weight. Your not landing inverted are you? :)

Mike

fhhuber 03-25-2013 05:10 PM

You can insert a bent aircraft plywood "bow" in the indent for the canopy frame

2 layers of 1/64 ply bent into the frame area. Glue the first in with RC56 canopy glue. then glue the second in with yellow wood glue.

Make patterns from paper to ensure a good fit... so you don't waste plywood.

Weight added is very small. If you think your canopy is weak, go ahead and do it.

One sheet (12 in X 24 in) of this plywood will come in handy for other projects too.

CrimzonRider 03-25-2013 06:26 PM

I think he might be doing sliding canopy.

Couple more pics.

http://imageshack.us/g/684/imag0050xk.jpg/

cr

p3arljam 03-25-2013 06:53 PM

Thanks for the ideas and yes i am doing a sliding canopy actually a dual sliding canopy. The stock canopy is really thin and flimsy.

fhhuber 03-26-2013 06:10 AM

The thin ply will give something to glue the sliding mechanism onto.

Might want to have one layer of the ply follow the framework along the canopy bottom edges too.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:52 PM.

Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

Page generated in 0.04069 seconds with 7 queries