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Old 07-04-2016, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi folks,
sorry, I'm not around here very often.
I fly a little V911 and just about manage to keep it in the air...LOL

Anyway - I got tired of this torpedo-style canopy that most helicopters have and decided to make myself one that looks a bit more realistic.
It's easy to build, just print it on card stock, scale it to any size you like and it should fit most helicopters, you may just have to move the holes around. For glazing use clear plastic sheets, like for example overhead projector foil or similar.
The enclosed pattern is scaled for the V911 the way it is but can be used for just about anything you can attach this to..
Enjoy!
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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here is the construction report...
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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And here a couple of in-flight pictures. Had to practice flying with one hand so I could take pictures with the other...LOL
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dear admins,
I'm not sure if I put this thread in the right forum. If I didn't, please feel free to move it where it should go.

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Old 07-07-2016, 07:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice job.

I vacuum formed a somewhat scale Huey cano for one of my mCPX's.

It was a fun project. Going to make one for a 450 next.
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks MF,
do you have any pictures?
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Reminds me of Legos!


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wow last post 2013 and no one has made any new ones? anyways I working on a few canopies i put a trash bag inside and filled it with expanding foam. once i get that done i can pull it out add some detail and coat it. now i have a mold to put the fiber glass on. Iwill take some pictures if it works out
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wow last post 2013 and no one has made any new ones? anyways I working on a few canopies i put a trash bag inside and filled it with expanding foam. once i get that done i can pull it out add some detail and coat it. now i have a mold to put the fiber glass on. Iwill take some pictures if it works out
Have you finished it yet? I wouldn't mind seeing it.


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Have you finished it yet? I wouldn't mind seeing it.


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still a work in progress, I was out of town last weekend, and this weekend going up to big bear lake, plus I have 2 heli that need work. Ill be sure to post when done if comes out or not.
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wow last post 2013 and no one has made any new ones? anyways I working on a few canopies i put a trash bag inside and filled it with expanding foam. once i get that done i can pull it out add some detail and coat it. now i have a mold to put the fiber glass on. Iwill take some pictures if it works out
That's not a bad idea actually, I might have a go at doing it the other way round tho.
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