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Old Sep 23, 2012, 11:30 AM
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Paper Canopies for MQX / V929 - Part 4

Ok, all the canopies I've published so far, were meant to be printed on paper using a computer printer, cut out, glued together and flown
Some general directions:

- Unless otherwise stated, all canopies are for the X configuration. + configuration is better for learning, but it's the X one that's where it's at. Don't worry + fliers, I've got something for you as well.

- When printing, make sure to print them with a 100% scaling (actual size). Otherwise you'd end up getting something larger / smaller than intended, hence not fitting properly.

- The little black squares are where you are supposed to punch a hole for the booms; you can either cut them out with a xacto knife for a snuggle fit (pro choice) or punch them out using paper hole punchers, or belt hole tools, or whatever you see fit . My suggestion is to apply a little square of transparent tape on the back of the printed part before cutting, in order to strenghten the hole for extended life.

- To further increase the canopy life, you can spray a couple of light coats of transparent paint. Something with a rubbery consistence would be preferred, in order to avoid cracks under stress (crashes ).

Later on, when i can find time, i'll try to make a real tutorial on how to make a new canopy from scratch. Stay tuned...

to be continued...
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 09:26 AM
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Hi Darsh, I know that you're getting a lot of people looking at these canopies, but let me be the first one to post a big THANK YOU!!!! for sharing your work with us. These designs are really cool and it gives folks like me who have never considered working in this part of the hobby some place to start.

Love the designs!!!
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 07:49 PM
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You're welcome
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Old Aug 07, 2014, 06:02 PM
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hi
great designs I have tried printing them but they come out to big or small how do I scale them to fit.
thanks and keep hem coming.
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Old Aug 10, 2014, 11:06 AM
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John, the scaling options for printing vary depending on the software you're using to print the canopies. If you're using the Windows standard image viewer, please keep in mind that these are meant for A4 sized paper, full page print with no scaling.
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