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Minimoa MO2a -Chris Williams plan and Cliff Evans kit

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mick a
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a bit more done today
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bit more done today
starting on the canopy , but seem to have gone wrong again !!!
the formers don’t seem to fit at all , 20mm short in width , has anyone got any ideas or methods how to get an even curve
to match front former
have tried to copy front and cut down - didn’t work
any ideas greatly appreciated
thanks mick
pics might help explain
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Here are the all the frames for the canopies, Mick...check your parts against them?
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mick a
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thanks Chris
will try that ,

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Does anyone want a minimoa to finish off
have give up with it , just to difficult, seem to be having difficulty in every step
tailplane, rudder , inner wings and fuse all done
just canopy and outer wings to be finished

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It has to be said Mick, the MO2a canopies are the most complicated canopies I've ever had to make (and then you have to paint them)...

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hi Chris
i know what you mean, managed the front section and rear section - just a cannot get the middle to fit at all, either to small too big or wrong curve
it’s a lovely plane but just loosing the will to finish it ....
hopefully will get the enthusiasm back soon, as love to build but seem to be doing everything 3/4 times
OH the joys of modelling ..... lol

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Can you post a pic of the part that doesn't fit next to the place it's supposed to fit?

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hi Chris
here are the pics you asked for :
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have nearly fished front cockpit no prob
any ideas would be great
thanks
mick

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OK Mick...first of all, remember that there's a 3mm sq spruce rail that sits on top of the wing fairing, rebated 1mm to allow for the glazing.

Here's a screen shot with attached PDF of F7 & F7a, taken straight from the plan. Note the distance shown at the base of F7a: check to see if this matches up with your part? If it does, then for some reason the fuselage may be wider at that point that it should be?
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