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Old 12-15-2013, 01:36 PM
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Default Tip up side skirt overlap on fuselage

Appreciate some feedback from anyone who has made the canopy skirt overlap the fuselage ? So far the following photos show my work up to now ? Not sure about the gap required between the skirt and the fuselage ? To stop it scratching off paint. My thought is to have a gap of .025 to .032. Then use a strip of the flap tape on top of the paint once that has been done ..



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Old 12-15-2013, 02:07 PM
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Made mine from layed up glass. They hang down about .75".

I put a few layers of duck tape on the fuse prior to laying up.

Have had no scratches to my paint.

I do have the guide blocks on the rollbar to help keep the canopy in line as it closes.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:17 PM
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Jan, I think your aluminum skirt will be more durable than a F/Glass skirt. I like your clearences. The 7 canopy skews left/right while opening/closing.
I imagine that the 6's are the same. As Bantel stated, Guide blocks are a must IMHO. Looks good!
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I did the same as Brantel and very happy with it
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:32 PM
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I do have the guide blocks on the rollbar to help keep the canopy in line as it closes.
Where do you get the guide blocks? Or did you make them?
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:23 PM
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Made them out of a white plastic cutting board from Walmart if I remember correctly.
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Made them out of a white plastic cutting board from Walmart if I remember correctly.
Is there a pattern, or is it in the plans?
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:41 PM
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No, this is a user mod that many have done.

I will try and find a pic....
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No, this is a user mod that many have done.

I will try and find a pic....
That would be great. I'll send you a pm with my email address.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:49 PM
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Robbed from other post on this forum:



http://www.bullerent.com/CanopyGuide.htm







Here are mine. I ended up putting an 1/8" spacer behind these:



There are more variations in the archives....
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