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Old 01-15-2015, 05:19 PM
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Default Any reason to save a cracked canopy?

Several years ago I replaced the canopy on my slider 6 after the old one suddenly developed a ~3' long crack. I'm saving the front piece cut off from the new one. Is there any reason to hang on to the replaced back half with the crack? I'm moving stuff into a new shop and trying to get rid of things that are just taking up space.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:26 PM
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Mini Bio-Dome experiment with the kid's hamsters?
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:24 PM
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helmet impact testing.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:28 PM
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Plexiglass panel in the floor between your feet?
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:45 PM
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Cut into sections and sell them to us noobies who need plexi drilling practice.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:48 PM
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Make a canopy mockup, and find out for yourself how hard it is to break out in an emergency. Take it to your local EAA chapter meeting, and give a few others a chance to try as well.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:43 PM
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Make a canopy mockup, and find out for yourself how hard it is to break out in an emergency. Take it to your local EAA chapter meeting, and give a few others a chance to try as well.
That has been done and there is a video on YouTube of it.

I would like to make a tip-up mockup, drive down suitable place at 100 and eject it.
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:44 AM
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Optically clear camera housing cover?
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:56 PM
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Test cleaning chemicals....which ones work...which ones damage the finish.
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