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Old 01-12-2007, 11:11 PM
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Hi everyone, I am new on your forum www.canardaviationforum.dmt.net, I've been reading it for a while, and decided to try my luck asking a few questions
Who can tell me more in detail about the "Finishes and Finishing"
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:43 PM
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It sucks......but in a good way

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Old 01-12-2007, 11:51 PM
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i got 10 dry fingers, one with holes in it, and a cpu full of dust,,,
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:52 AM
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I have some pages available that explain the finishing process for these airplanes.
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Old 01-13-2007, 09:23 AM
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It's a tedious and very satisfying process. Some one has been doing it next door to you. Yair Gail (I think he's a member here) recently completed the job on his Cozy IV in Israel. Perhaps you can meet up with him and get the story first hand.
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:22 PM
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The OP is a bot posting...try googling the user name.
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:42 PM
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Thanks. He's gone.
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:32 PM
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I've read your very generous "some pages" several times and can't seem to find how you addressed the front lip of the canopy where it meets the fuselage. I see the side detail and of couse the great hinge detail. Am I missing the right page? I have a purchased Long EZ with a flat butt joint at the front of the canopy and a huge gap. Am trying to figure out how to create a joint that can be weatherstripped like the sides and drain any water that gets in there. Can you point me in the right direction?
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:49 PM
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The forward canopy lip is addressed in Chapter 18. Before glassing the outside of the canopy, we carve a depression into the foam just ahead of the canopy glass. Then we glass the canopy deck. Later, we cut the forward deck from the canopy by cutting through the middle of that deression.

To make the canopy lip, we apply box tape for mold release foreard of the cut we made in the depression. Then we apply a strip of fiberglass from the canopy onto the box tape. (The strip adheres to the canopy part of the depression, but does not adhere to the box tape over the forward deck part of the depression. Once cured, you pop the canopy lip from the box sealant tape and trim it up.

It's hard to explain, and it's shown clearly in the Cozy plans. I don't know if the Long EZ is treated the same way. But it would be easy to make this canopy lip on the Long EZ.

It's a matter of figuring out how to get the diagram or picture to you. A picture would be worth all these words. I don't have my plans with me. Maybe someone can jump in here and help?

And you're right. I don't have any pictures of it on my web site.
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Old 01-13-2007, 09:26 PM
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Default Finishing the canopy lip...

I see in step 15 the area I need to build. Thank you. Mine is just a square vertical butting near the same on the canopy frame with 1/4" gap and the wind just blows in. Also the canopy edge is much thicker than the deck so it must be very draggy. When it warms up I'll build that drip rail and will have a surface for weatherstripping. Not as sweet as yours but it'll be sealed. Maybe I can grind down the frame edge to smooth the air flow.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:39 PM
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How bout a new thread for this John? Like "Canopy Lip" or something....
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i can snap a shot or two, if you can wait a sec........
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:32 AM
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ok , got them
just randum stuff, if you want more just yell
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Now this is ironic...

A bot started a thread, and generated useful discussion!

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Old 01-14-2007, 10:09 AM
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yeah, and funny enough, a really useful sentence too
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