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PostSubject: Cola bottle canopy?   Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:19 pm

One of the projects I've been working on .



Don't laugh it's near impossible to find an original canopy.
I still haven't figured out what's next or how I'm going to fit it but you get the idea.
The bigger two litre bottle is best for the bigger dome effect.
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PostSubject: Re: Cola bottle canopy?   Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:32 pm

a very clever idea Brian cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Cola bottle canopy?   Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:52 pm

You've got a 1/6 jet! Cool Cool I would so much like one of those Cherilea Jets. You've done a fine job on the canopy so far Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Cola bottle canopy?   Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:46 pm

On the off chance Mad Mad

Anyone got a spare canopy?

Well if you don't ask and all that! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cola bottle canopy?   Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:33 pm

Nice plane, I use to have one up to 3 years ago! no canopy tho! mine got thrown away by mistake when we were moving house!! Crying or Very sad

Like what you have done with the bottles tho
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PostSubject: Re: Cola bottle canopy?   Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:36 pm

Sparklebudgie wrote:
On the off chance Mad Mad

Anyone got a spare canopy?

Well if you don't ask and all that! Smile

I'm afraid this is gonna be one of those Good News Bad News type posts! Embarassed

I DO have a loose Canopy (and a loose tail fin) but I'm afraid I bought them with the express intention of having them to hand if and when I pick up plane that's missing a canopy! No

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PostSubject: Re: Cola bottle canopy?   Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:07 am

That was a cruel post AD....lol! 

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PostSubject: Re: Cola bottle canopy?   Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:55 am

Very clever! The bottle is the perfect shape for the canopy too. Well done that man!

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PostSubject: Re: Cola bottle canopy?   Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:17 pm

top tip!! Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: Cola bottle canopy?   Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:49 pm

Great tip Brian! All I need now is a plane!! I've always got plenty of empty 2 litre bottles in my recycle bin! In all different colours too! Lol

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PostSubject: Re: Cola bottle canopy?   Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:17 pm

Now, THAT'S clever! If you hadn't said it was a coke bottle, I would have assumed it was a custom-vacuuformed replacement!

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PostSubject: Re: Cola bottle canopy?   Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:11 pm

Ingenuity Is the way forward with this hobby and you did a great job with the canopy.
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PostSubject: Re: Cola bottle canopy?   Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:48 pm

Top job Sparklebudgie,

A great tip for all those people who have lost their canopy. Can you get your little fella in? By little fella I mean your actionman of course.

I have a cherilea jet as well but in order to get an action man to fit in properly I have to remove his lower legs and even then the canopy does not fit down properly because his head sticks out too far.

I have the original canopy but alas I'm missing the under carriage and rockets.

The minty stickers look really good too Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Cola bottle canopy?   Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:31 pm

Looks good ! You could perhaps make a frame for it , some thin brass strip would probably do the job , not sure how you would join it , but it`s probably rigid enough to give a good fit . Or maybe Mecano ?

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