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Old Oct 21, 2006, 06:47 PM
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Gerasis DG-800 canopy

I managed to put a big crack in the canopy of my 3.6 meter Gerasis DG-800. Anybody have any idea how to get a replacement? Or, failing that is there something close I can trim to fit?
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 07:04 PM
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slopemeno,

Gerasis home page parts list:

http://www.gerasis.cz/ecenikzk.php?kat=5600

What you are looking for is part number 5600.6 - $30US + shipping

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Old Oct 21, 2006, 09:31 PM
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Out-freakin'-standing!

I had the DG specked out today a couple of times, and the only problem was the canopy popping off on the roll-out (slide-out?) and rolling under the wing.
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Old Oct 22, 2006, 08:27 PM
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Slopemeno: I have the same dilemma. It's actually worse, though, because my canopy not only has a crack but it melted
I have contacted Gerasis many times without ANY luck. I have heard that they're out of business.
One rc groups user, bie, was kind enough to let me borrow his old canopy which I will use to make a replacement. I have material but not enough time right now to get to it. If you are able to get a hold of someone at Gerasis, maybe you can buy two and we'll split shipping?!?
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Old Oct 23, 2006, 09:35 AM
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I'll give it a shot. I remember reading on another forum of someone going thru the same problem( no response to email, etc) He sent a check anyway, and about 3 months later a box from the czech republic showed up on his doorstep.

You have the same DG-800 as I do? 3.6 meter sheeted, which was also sold through Hobby Lobby?
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Old Oct 23, 2006, 02:19 PM
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Gerasis can't be out of business, Salisbug and Samotage from RCG have just recived there updated Gerasis kits that were only just hot off the press. I've also been told buy the importer that there are more new models to be released buy Xmas.........
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Old Oct 23, 2006, 04:31 PM
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I was thinking..Hmmm 1/4 scale P-51 canopy turned around backwards...

I guess someday I should really learn to vacuum form.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 12:07 AM
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It can't be that hard....last time I tried I was close, the only mishap was that the original melted
Mine is the same canopy, although I have the 3m molded version while yours is the 3.6m sheeted version. I would buy one if the price is $30 or less. I just don't know how much you can trust to send a check to someone that doesn't even answer emails if you're interested in buying something Also, the price list says it's valid from 1/1/2004.....
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Old Feb 09, 2007, 10:41 AM
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Hi guys,

about four weeks ago I wrote a mail to german manufacturer Ulmer, who produces a lot of canopies for model manufacturers over here regarding a canopy for the DG-800.

Today he answered, that he got canopies for the MPX (now Tangent) DG-600 in stock.

AFAIK the fuselages of the fullscale DG-600 and 800 are the same (not 100 % sure about that). Since the Tangent-DG-600 also has 3.6 m wingspan the canopies should be about the same.

Prices are 12 Euro/piece (blue or gray) and 15 Euro/piece (clear) + PP + VAT (19%). So one canopy should cost around 25 Euro or something like that.

If youíre interested, please contact Helmut Ulmer at

ulmer.kunststoffteile@T-online.de

Donít know, if he speaks English, but if there are any problems, let me know and Iíll try to help.

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Old Dec 01, 2009, 06:08 AM
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DG 800 fully molded Gerasis kit

Hi Guy's
I have a fully molded Gerasis DG 800 kit which I'm interested in selling.
It is located in Melbourne, Australia
If your interested send me a message and we can discuss a fair price.

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