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Old 06-13-2019, 01:19 AM
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I guess with the fiberglass it soaked into the manilla folder to stiffen it up? i would never thought that would been strong enough
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:21 AM
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I need 30cc Redwing RC Green Yak 55 Replacement Canopy. Can you tell me?
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:54 AM
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If you're trying to glue plastic to plastic, static model glue with methylene chloride in it will work well. Technically it's a solvent weld like PVC cement. It won't fog the canopy, but I'd test it on the coke bottle just in case.

I cracked the canopy on the Carden in my avatar and fixed it by making a doubler to go over the crack. The doubler was made from another canopy that was beyond help. It doesn't look the best, but it doesn't look bad enough to replace the canopy yet either.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:16 AM
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I guess with the fiberglass it soaked into the manilla folder to stiffen it up? i would never thought that would been strong enough
It did soak in a bit. When I removed the folder a little was embedded in the fiberglass. I was just looking around the house for something to wrap around the canopy that would mold to the shape. So I just sanded it down and then used finishing resin to smooth out any depressions. When I was satisfied I sprayed it silver and it looks fine.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:53 PM
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If you're trying to glue plastic to plastic, static model glue with methylene chloride in it will work well. Technically it's a solvent weld like PVC cement. It won't fog the canopy, but I'd test it on the coke bottle just in case.

I cracked the canopy on the Carden in my avatar and fixed it by making a doubler to go over the crack. The doubler was made from another canopy that was beyond help. It doesn't look the best, but it doesn't look bad enough to replace the canopy yet either.
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It did soak in a bit. When I removed the folder a little was embedded in the fiberglass. I was just looking around the house for something to wrap around the canopy that would mold to the shape. So I just sanded it down and then used finishing resin to smooth out any depressions. When I was satisfied I sprayed it silver and it looks fine.

Oh alright, so you just used it to keep things in place so the fiberglas would do a mold. I understand now. was thinking you left it on there.
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:10 AM
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Exactly, I wrapped it around the canopy and held it in place with rubber bands. Then I glassed it from the inside. When it cured took it off and yes some of it was embedded in the fiberglass, but I put some finishing resin over it and sanded it all smooth. Very solid and looks ok.
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:00 PM
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Exactly, I wrapped it around the canopy and held it in place with rubber bands. Then I glassed it from the inside. When it cured took it off and yes some of it was embedded in the fiberglass, but I put some finishing resin over it and sanded it all smooth. Very solid and looks ok.
Nice, I watched a video on doing fiberglass not sure im up for all of that work. he was just paying it on wood, i would liked to seen a video something making a curve out of it like for a canopy or something.
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:16 PM
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Well it didnt work out with the guy so im back trying to figure something out.
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Old 07-23-2019, 04:29 PM
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Well, I like how the plane fly's so I've been trying figure out how to make what I had better cause it was just ugly to me, I was going to do fiberglass cloth and epoxy but was worried old make it even uglier so I went with Bondo. It's working out better then I thought. I have to get more Bondo to finished but it looks better now then what it did. Before it was just the foam under it and it kept cracking and trying to pull apart. When I get all the low spots filled in and get it nice and smooth I will paint it. Added a picture of what it did look like on the plane.

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Old 07-25-2019, 09:26 PM
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I can sand on it and make it even better but for now I want to use it it's lot better then it was. Lots of sanding for sure

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Old 07-25-2019, 10:11 PM
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Old 07-26-2019, 01:03 AM
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Nice work though.
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How heavy is that....might wanna recheck the CG....a canopy usually adds rear weight
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Old 07-26-2019, 04:56 PM
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it was originally broken when i got it 1 pound 0.3 ounce now its 2 lbs 3.8 oz.

i did check the CG before i flew it and it still seems nose heavy bad. but yet inverted it acts tail heavy as the nose wants to go up. i have to pull up elevator to keep the plane level
other then that it flys great. I am trying to upload a video from today, I now have 8 flights total on it.

3 from today.


up in the sky flying you really don't notice it now. I did before. it bothered me, im happy with it now. I will go back and sand more of it to get it better in my free time. This is one thing i hope to never have to do ever again with any plane.
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:38 PM
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Instead of the Bondo, which you have found out is ultra heavy, use white beaded foam. Shaped with a hacksaw blade, and then finished with a sanding TBar with 80 grit. The final sand was 180 bby hand. Then sealed with 2oz glass cloth.

This was about 3 nites worth of work. 2-3 hrs at a time....
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