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Canopy

Posted: 13 Nov 2020, 22:30
by Gazzer
Hi all
Iam after an airworld canopy for 4m fox long shot I know

Re: Canopy

Posted: 14 Nov 2020, 18:31
by terry white
Hi Gazzer, I used to produce the Purbeck sailplanes 4mtr Fox. The molds of the canopies are held by Barry at Sarik vacform. He will know straight away what you will require if you discuss this with him. He is a modeler himself. I believe these will fit your model as both models are the same in size. There is a front and rear canopy. (slightly different rake/slope to the front) so make sure you order the one you want. Hope this helps.
Regards Terry.

https://www.sarikvacform.com/

Re: Canopy

Posted: 26 Nov 2020, 18:56
by Simon WS
The Airworld Fox is a 3.5:1 scale rather than a proper 1/3rd scale one like yours Terry. It may be that the canopies could be used despite that of course.

Hi, by the way!!

Simon

Re: Canopy

Posted: 26 Nov 2020, 21:57
by terry white
Hi Simon, Hope you and the guys down there are well. Next year we must fly together again. Yes I do believe that it has been done before ,putting a Purbeck canopy onto the airworld fox. Perhaps Gazzer will give us the info as he does it. Regards to Kent, Terry.

Re: Canopy

Posted: 02 Dec 2020, 20:17
by Gazzer
Hi all
Never thought I would be able to get a canopy for fox the one I had was ok but had been painted black so I put out a call and received a response from a Terry White who used to own purbeck and as he suggested the mould he had will fit the air world 4mtr Fox and need to speak to Barry at sarik vacforming we had a discussion re sizes and came to the conclusion that it would fit, few days later I received a parcel with the two piece moulding I can now say that the mould does work for the air world fox three days later the fox looks totally different

Re: Canopy

Posted: 02 Dec 2020, 20:30
by Gazzer
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Re: Canopy

Posted: 02 Dec 2020, 20:39
by Gazzer
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Re: Canopy

Posted: 02 Dec 2020, 20:46
by Gazzer
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Re: Canopy

Posted: 03 Dec 2020, 15:05
by Simon WS
Excellent - looks much better. Glad my pedantic post about scales didn't stop it from fitting!

Simon

Re: Canopy

Posted: 03 Dec 2020, 16:11
by Gazzer
Getting the old canopy off the frame was easy getting the frame to fit snug was as bad as cutting the new canopy to size, once you achieve a nice fit I used canopy glue with a lot of clamps to keep in place then left to dry completely very happy with the outcome

Re: Canopy

Posted: 03 Dec 2020, 23:29
by terry white
That's looking great Gazzer. So pleased everything fits O.K. I would like to see it ready for its new maiden.
Regards Terry.

Re canopy

Posted: 10 Dec 2020, 14:08
by Gazzer
Hi Terry
Just doing the cockpit should make it look a lot better than the blacked out canopy

Re: Canopy

Posted: 11 Dec 2020, 12:15
by terry white
That looks a lot better Gazzer. ;)

Re: Canopy

Posted: 11 Dec 2020, 13:24
by Barry_Cole
terry white wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 12:15
That looks a lot better Gazzer. ;)
Specially now it's the right way up.....

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

BC

Re: Canopy

Posted: 11 Dec 2020, 17:53
by jimbo
For future reference i replaced my fox canopy from these guys, it fitted nicely on my S2G fox which is just over 4m with tips. It cost about 40E plus 20E postage if i recall. Sarik werent able to help. The canopy is off their own 4m fox that they will sell separately.
http://www.rc-tronics-topp-rippin.de/Shop/

Re: Canopy

Posted: 13 Dec 2020, 12:01
by Gazzer
It’s good to share the knowledge that there are other producers of this canopy that will fit models other than the one the original mould was meant to fit, Iam very greatfull for the help of Terry White and Barry at sarik vacforming.
Gary