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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? :)


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.



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.

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