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Old Feb 08, 2010, 03:43 AM
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HF DG303 Elan Canopy

Well my first foray into scale is going to be with a HF Models DG303 Acro Elan that I managed to find on Ebay France. Fortunately the language wasn't a problem as the seller happened to be English and living out there!
Anyway the price was good and the model is ready to fly as soon as I install a receiver and battery pack.
There is one slight downside though and this is that the canopy has a crack in it. It is repaired and apparantly structurally good however I would like to try and replace it with a good one if possible.
So, can anyone please advise on this. I've tried the contact details for the manufacturer (topmodelteknic) but the price is coming through at around 80 Euro delivered which sounds rather on the high side. Can anyone suggest anyone else who could supply one or alternatively perhaps someone out there may have a suitable spare canopy?

An option I had thought of is to try and make my own by vac forming. I've never done it before but it could be a fun little project to have a go at. There are a few threads on here showing how it can be done without too much work and investment but it would obviously be a lot easier if I could just find one.

Anyway, if anyone can help me out I'd be very grateful.

Cheers
Dave
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Old Feb 09, 2010, 09:45 AM
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Hello Dave

The manufacturer is http://www.faltusmodel.com/en13.htm ,but I think they might have been bought out by the other crowd you mentioned in your post, you could try these fellows here http://www.scalegliders.co.uk/ they also have the HF Models.

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Old Feb 09, 2010, 09:53 AM
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Hi Daniel
Thanks for your message. Yes, you're right that Faltus appear to have been taken over by Topmodelteknic and it is they who are quoting the 80 Euros. I've tried emailing Scalegliders but have yet to receive a reply.

A possible solution is to get a canopy from Topp Rippin for the DG 300 that they produce. the model is slightly bigger than my HF DG but I can probably trim it down in size to fit. The cost is certainly a lot less.

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Hi Dave,

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A possible solution is to get a canopy from Topp Rippin for the DG 300 that they produce. the model is slightly bigger than my HF DG but I can probably trim it down in size to fit. The cost is certainly a lot less.
I would give Topp Rippin a try…

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Old Feb 09, 2010, 10:19 AM
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The Topp Rippin canopy is 30 Euro including delivery which is a lot less than the 80 Euro that Topmodelteknic quoted.
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Old Feb 10, 2010, 03:48 AM
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Hf DG 303

Dave,
pleased to see that you have got a proper glider at last? I paid around the same for a DG1000 canopy last year.Be prepared to wait mine took three months,
cheers Euan.
ps i would be inclined to try Bob at Soaring usa or Etienne at I care
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Old Feb 10, 2010, 05:18 AM
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Proper glider???
I'll ignore that cheeky taunt!

Where did you get yours from that took three months?

I'll try Bob and Icare though as well.
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