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Old 01-17-2017, 11:20 AM
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Default Supertracks during construction?

Has anyone installed the supertracks sliding canopy mod during initial construction? I've seen the installation video and read a couple threads of people who back-fitted the super tracks to an existing airplane, and it'' doesn't seem too hard at all.
That said, I'm just about to order my finish kit and I intend to install the supertracks mod as I go.

If anyone has done this already, I'd appreciate any insights.

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Old 01-17-2017, 11:42 AM
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I would install the extension on top as you are installing the stock one. I would then build per plans, get a perfectly working slider, and modify from there.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:37 PM
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If you are in the position to add the Supertracks during construction, that will only make the installation just that much easier.

As we all know, doing any job at the airport after you're flying only ensures that the tool you need is at home!
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Old 01-17-2017, 02:15 PM
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Installed mine during construction, prior to canopy installation. I suspect it was much easier than installation after the canopy is installed.
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Old 01-17-2017, 02:20 PM
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I plan to. They also recommend using the RV8 deck rail on the 7 or 9. I may have the e-mail if you are interested.
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:43 PM
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Put them on my 9A. Highly recommend. Ok to fit them once you get the canopy fitted
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:08 PM
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I plan to. They also recommend using the RV8 deck rail on the 7 or 9. I may have the e-mail if you are interested.
Larry-
Thanks. Exactly the kind of hint I was hoping for. If you have their email handy I'd appreciate it if your forwarded it to me. I'm at ivan.luke@usnwc.edu

thanks

BTW- I enjoy following your build site & have learned a lot from it!
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:53 PM
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Larry-
Thanks. Exactly the kind of hint I was hoping for. If you have their email handy I'd appreciate it if your forwarded it to me. I'm at ivan.luke@usnwc.edu

thanks

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E-mail sent and thank you. Build on
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Old 01-18-2017, 06:08 PM
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Instead of installing the center rail extension you could order a 4.5' length of the bar stock from Van's and make it the length you need in 1 piece. Did just that on the 9.

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Old 01-19-2017, 12:38 PM
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Larry-
Thanks. Exactly the kind of hint I was hoping for. If you have their email handy I'd appreciate it if your forwarded it to me.
Here I am.... vincefrazier@gmail.com... for all your Supertrack questions. You can also contact Blake via any of the contact links on the Flyboy Accessories web site (below).

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