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Old 12-09-2004, 08:25 AM   #1
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I am finally at a point of building a P51D SLOPE SOARER. I am meticulous that the shape(s) of the upper carvings meet that of the plan. It calls for a SIG for 9" "stock" WWII canopy. It fits fine at the rear but I guess my expertise is lacking on how to make it "fit" elsewhere. At the front, the canopy is a straight line and of course, the canopy is curved. when I apply the needed pressure to comply with the curve, the canopy now buckles near the front but now at the sid(s). I say that it "fits" on the rear but in reality, I also don't have a clue how to - what's a good word? -- install? --- shucks -- all it does is SIT there on top of the balsa wood. If we all amanage to get this thing to sit in place - my next problem is "HOW DO I MAKE IT LOOK GOOD" Just glueing it down SUCKS!

PLEASE, any ideas on helping me get on with my series of small problems? Any ideas will be graciously accepted
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Old 12-09-2004, 09:13 AM   #2
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SECRET's for canopy fit revealed!

Cut the canopy along the bottom roughly to fit first. Then place Sand paper over the fuse and tape it in place where the canopy will rest. Then gently move the canopy back/forth over the sandpaper and you should get a purfect fit in the end. It just takes some time to do it right.

Try it you will like it!
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Old 12-09-2004, 09:53 AM   #3
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Awesome idea1 I actually had to read what you wrot 2x to visualize. much thanks

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