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01-22-2007 07:11 PM  10 years agoPost 1
MrMel

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Logo canopies are a bit flimsy, however there is a easy way to extend the life of the canopy.

When you put it on, take note of where it bends (flexes) the most.
Then get a good tape, I use those Texile based (that you use for hockey sticks), put that on the inside where the canopy bends/flexes the most.

That will stop the canopy to crack in those places, which can happen when you take it on/off often.

- Fredrik

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01-22-2007 07:51 PM  10 years agoPost 2
caseyjholmes

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Great advice Mel!
Also, I have another tip to help with already cracked canopies..

A buddy of mine who works on airplanes as a 9-5.. showed me how to stop cracks in his training manual. Anytime they get a crack in an airframe, they stop the crack from cracking more by drilling a hole at the end of the crack. (they then repair it of corse with patches, rivets etc)

So if you do end up with cracks in your fiberglass or plastic canopies, drill a small hole at the end of the crack to stop it from cracking further

If it's fiberglass, you can usually repair it with 5 minute epoxy, some wet type sand paper and a new coat of paint. for plastic, put a piece of scotch tape over the crack after you "stop it" from cracking further with the tip above. IF you apply the tape to the inside of the plastic canopy, you wont see it.

I have used this trick countless times for many applications since my friend "enlightened" me with the advice. The small trex 450 canopies crack often too, and I use this trick to stop the cracks from getting worse and ruining the canopy. Only a tiny hole from a pen vise is required..

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01-22-2007 08:15 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Stefano

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Hi @ all,

I've also got a trick for Logo canopies:

You can glue it very durable with thin CA and some glasfibre mat or carbonfibre roving. That holds much better than Epoxy.

I applied some Carbon Fibre Roving this way on the inner side of the canopy around rubber grommets, so the fixation is much stiffer and it's easier to put on the canopy.

Bye...

Flybarless with MICROBEAST PLUS

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01-22-2007 09:17 PM  10 years agoPost 4
AndyH

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Rockledge, FL

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I always just use paper towels and CA to repair rips and stuff. Good way to field repair the logo canopy!

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