HOMECOMMENTS/ARTICLES2016 HCAA CONTACTSPHOTO GALLERY
Aug 17, 2016 - Cut out a plywood form to fit the rear canopy.  Topped it with foam weather strip.

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Aug 17, 2016 - Inserted the plywood form into the rear canopy and pressed toward the rear to force the canopy to mate to the rear deck.

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Aug 17, 2016 -  I am applying heat to the rear canopy in an attempt to reform it so that the shape will be maintained after the plywood is removed.

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Aug 26, 2016 - Heat treatment failed to reshape the rear canopy.  Decided to try modifying fairing to fix the problem.  This is first rough cut.

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Sep 3, 2016 - Cowling installation requires a spacer.  Cut out 9 inch donut from 3/4 inch plywood, with 2-3/4 inch hole in center.

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Sep 3, 2016 - Donut cut in two.  Inside hole chamfered to match prop flange.

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Sep 3, 2016 - The spacer will be temp mounted to the bottom cowling during installation.

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Sep 22. 2016 - I have given up on tried to fix the rear canopy.  I ordered a new canopy ( at 50% discount).

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Sep 22, 2016 - View of the wiring and tubing yet to be installed and organized.

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Sep 22, 2016 - Installed quick connects for the static air ports.

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Sep 22, 2016 - This is the 'T' connector and tubing for the left and right side static air ports to the main line to the Dynon instrument.

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Sep 24, 2016 - Cut a 3 inch hole in rear bulkhead, and installed  louvered vent for ventilation.

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Oct 11. 2016 - The new canopy.  Dallas Harding in background checking placement of new support hoops.

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Oct 12, 2016 - The new rear hoop cut and positioned.

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Oct 12, 2016 - Canopy starting to settle in, but much more trimming needed.

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Oct 31, 2016 - Establishing centerline, and drawing a second trim line on the canopy nose.
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Oct 31, 2016 - For the second trim line, I tapered down to just where the canopy touched the panel cover.

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July 4, 2017 - After a long winter and spring of not doing anything, I decided not to rebuild the whole canopy, but concentrate on the rear section.  I split the new canopy.  This is the oversize rear section.

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July 4, 2017 - This is the front section of the "new" canopy that is now scrap.

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July 4, 2017 - My grandson, Jordan, was helping, but he was tired from staying up all night playing video games.  He'll be awake for fireworks tonight.

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July 4, 2017 - Dry fitting the rear canopy section,  I left plenty extra when I split the two sections.  I will trim later.

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July 8, 2017 - Rear section of new canopy for trial fitting.  Will mark along line between two support hoops for second trim cut.

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July 8, 2017 - Rear section removed, cut, and reset in place..

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July 8, 2017 - Trim line will be sanded to final fit.

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July 8, 2017 - Trimmed some from the pilot side bottom,

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July 8, 2017 - The side gap is much, much better than original canopy.  Only requires slight pressure to bring it out to match the future cover trim piece.

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July 31, 2017 - Fitting the rear canopy side trim.

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July 31, 2017 - The reflection makes it hard to see, but the fit is going to work out well when the rivets pull the canopy out to the trim piece.

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July 31, 2017 - Marking the front edge of the canopy where additional trimming needs to be done.

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