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July 16 2012 at 6:04 AM
  (Login D_Jackett)
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While working on the instrument panels I was mulling over the challenge of the canopys for the RAN T.5 as they were an unusual local modification. First off I have made resin casting of canopy's I had to hand.

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I then preceeded to cut them up so I could remodel the forward winscreens, I made copies of both styles of canopys ( low line and high top )as the T.5 had both, low on the front, high top for the backseater.

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I then started to form up the triangular windscreens using cut and shaped card.

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Once the filler has set, they will be sanded down, cleaned up and will hopefully suffice as masters for a couple of vacformed ones, and this is where it gets interesting for me as I am 'building' a vac box in the twixt times, I have yet to try this at home, maybe I should share that adventure as well.

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the instrument panels, the 'simplier' one for the back seater.

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The seats, a slightly better photo than the last attempt.

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The newly cast prop blades, and below the comparison with the kit blades.

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have great week everyone,
Dan

 
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Nice work Dan

July 16 2012, 12:15 PM 

That interior looks pretty good - sure worth the vac effort

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Great attention to detail...

July 17 2012, 3:08 AM 

I am following your build with interest
Cheers
Luigi

 
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Dan the MAn - you are putting us all to shame with your casting skills - I am

July 17 2012, 5:51 AM 

most impressed with the fineness of the blades - must get my new mixtures out and have a play! All the best .

 
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(Login D_Jackett)
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Thanks Graham

July 18 2012, 4:29 AM 

It took a couple of goes. I am still using the old resins ( tight arse that I am ) and my patented thinning agent. It has slowed the cure a little and makes getting the resin into the moulds easier but can make bubbles an issue.
I liked the grey and white Halibag you posted earlier looks very tidy.
regards
Dan

 
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great detail work ...

July 17 2012, 9:43 PM 

... and excellent craftsmanship on the prop blades.

Can't wait to see the canopies

Jim

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(Login D_Jackett)
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Ta Jim

July 18 2012, 4:38 AM 

Canopies are going to be a BIG learning curve, I am about 1/3rd the way thru building up a simple home grown Vacform box. I've never tried this, I've usually left it to the vac wizards and brought what I needed.
Thanks for watching.
Danny J

 
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