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Mar 17, 2003, 11:58 AM
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Logo 10 canopy-glue, tape or?

Chmmm I have taped it, doesn't look sturdy enough...
What do others use?
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Mar 17, 2003, 01:10 PM
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I taped mine and it help up fine till I crashed .

I glued it after that and it is just as solid.
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Mar 17, 2003, 02:18 PM
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I used scotch tape on the outside to hold the halves together temporarily, while applying thin CA into the seam from the inside, one drop at a time. Then remove the scotch tape.

I use those thin "servo tape" used by Rc cars to hold the windshield since CA will leave residue on the clear.

Mar 17, 2003, 03:46 PM
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I used some clear 3m packing tape on mine (the real sticky mailing tape). It has held together beautifully. No CA required. But it weighs slightly more.

Mar 18, 2003, 02:21 AM
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I used 3-M Highland clear tape for the canopy built for my review, and it's still going strong after hundreds of flights! There's a hint or two for canopy assembly in the reiview....

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Mar 18, 2003, 09:51 AM
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I used white acid-free wingtrim tape on the outside and a few pieces on the inside and it has held up to 3 crashes without a single issue!

Even better, I understand that the new U.S. kit comes with a pre-assembled canopy
Mar 18, 2003, 11:09 AM
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Thats a negative on preasembled canopy in US kit.
Mar 18, 2003, 06:44 PM
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Tape-beneficial in a crash?

Did it really help in a crash?
Tape if aplied in full perimeter can hold almost as strong as CA.
Then maybe its better to use ca from the begining.
I used CA on Corona canopy, BTW i flew with it just 1 time.
It resulted in overheating of my phoenix 35 and nasty crash.
Flew without it after rebuilding....
My logo kit came without decal sheet, and since canoppy - making is one thing i do not like in this hobby+it looks bad without decals- i thought i'll just fly without it . BUT i was lucky to find innovative thread "urgently need to borrow" in logomaniac forums:

And now I am waiting for decals, thanks, Glen!!!
Guess I'll HAVE to finish logo canopy

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