HOMECOMMENTS/ARTICLES2016 HCAA CONTACTSPHOTO GALLERY

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Sep 15, 2013 - Trimmed bottom edge of canopy and fitted L-angle trim piece.

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Sep 15, 2013 - Marking areas that need additional trimming.

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Sep 15, 2013 - Trial fitting canopy rear fairing.

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Sep 17, 2013 - Removed rear canopy section.  Trimmed back portion to provide clearance for the baggage bulkhead.

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Sep 17, 2013 - Rear canopy section re-installed, with bulkhead in place.

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Sep 18, 2013 - Gary Reynolds helping work on the canopy front hoop.

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Sep 18, 2013 - Gary telling Suzanne what we are trying to accomplish.

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Oct 12, 2013 - Top skin re-installed to check for clearance of trim piece.  Obviously, template needs some work.

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Oct 12, 2013 - Moved outside for first time, in order to open the canopy fully.  Temp installation of struts to hold canopy up.

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Oct 12, 2013 - Using cardboard to make template for the front trim pieces.

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Oct 8, 2013 - Side view of canopy.  Still needs front and rear trim pieces.

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Oct 8, 2013 - Canopy closed.  Front seal fitting nicely.

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Oct 8, 2013 - Drilled gussets connecting front hoop to lifting arms.

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Oct 7, 2013 - Front hoop drilled and cleco-ed in place.

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Oct 7, 2013 - Suzanne inside holding front hoop in place as I drill and cleco.

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Oct 7, 2013 - Marking right side of canopy for trimming to match left side.

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Oct 1, 2013 - Using wood blocks to maintain elevation during fitting.

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Oct 1, 2013 - Trimmed ends of canopy front hoop, and fitting Front Canopy Frame Gussets.

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Sep 25, 2013 - Gary Reynolds helping with the final fitting.  We transferred the foam template to 3/4 in. plywood.

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Sep 25, 2013 - Using one of the old rear hoops, Gary was able to re-profile it to the wood template.

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Sep 25, 2013 - Hoop template is very close to fitting.

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Sep 22, 2013 - Using foam poster board to make template for front canopy hoop.  After progressive cuts, the template is close.  Waiting for Gary Reynolds to help finish it.

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Sep 18, 2013 - Suzanne "volunteered" to sit inside and hold the front hoop as we tried to fit it to the canopy.

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Sep 18, 2013 - After six hours of work, the front hoop still does not fit.  We called it a day, and will re-evaluate our approach.

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Sep 18, 2013 - As with the rear hoops, the front hoop needs re-profiling to fit the canopy.

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