• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Aero L-39 Albatros V2 - EDF Jet

You don’t need to go through

please don’t go through to much trouble. But if you have a few pics of the underside of a canopy, that would be helpful.
Don't worry about it,
Start by removing the paper from one side of the canopy piece.
P1280670.JPG

Then cut a slight bevel on the two edges that form a point. (excuse the slightly spray painted hands)
P1280671.JPG

Next flip it over and tape the flaps together so that there is no gap between the two flaps.
P1280672.JPG

Then flip it back over and put a seam of glue where the tabs meet.
P1280673.JPG

Repeat the last three steps on all of the little flaps or tabs so that starts looking like the canopy on my plane.

Next glue it to your Canopy Base
P1280674.JPG

After your glue dries you can remove the tape.
P1280676.JPG

Finally you can trim the canopy flush with the base plate.
P1280677.JPG

Let me know if this makes sense and if you need anything else.
 
Don't worry about it,
Start by removing the paper from one side of the canopy piece.
View attachment 150170

Then cut a slight bevel on the two edges that form a point. (excuse the slightly spray painted hands)
View attachment 150171

Next flip it over and tape the flaps together so that there is no gap between the two flaps.
View attachment 150172

Then flip it back over and put a seam of glue where the tabs meet.
View attachment 150174

Repeat the last three steps on all of the little flaps or tabs so that starts looking like the canopy on my plane.

Next glue it to your Canopy Base
View attachment 150175

After your glue dries you can remove the tape.
View attachment 150176

Finally you can trim the canopy flush with the base plate.
View attachment 150178

Let me know if this makes sense and if you need anything else.
Thank you. Funny that’s pretty close to what I did with the first one I cut, but I thought I messed it up and tossed it. Lol
 
Ready to go. Of course its windy... but if she maidens ok I’ll finish the paint. I know I’ve said it a few times but great job on the plane. ( just don’t look to close at mine. :))
Oh and I was cutting out the wingtip tanks, and just decided to make them solid foam instead of folding them up like the plans. For me at least it was a lot easier than making them hollow. I stacked 5 layers of foam with all the paper removed from the interior layers. Used some 3M super 77 to stick them together. Cut them just larger than the finish size and sanded them to shape. I weighed the solid parts along with the one that I made traditionally, and the solid one was 1 gram less than the original. I guess the lack of paper and no hot glue made up for the fact that it’s solid.
 

Attachments

Last edited:
Ready to. Of course is windy... but if she maidens ok I’ll finish the paint. I know I’ve said it a few times but great job on the plane. ( just don’t look to close at mine. :))
Oh and I was cutting out the wingtip tanks, and just decided to make them solid foam instead of folding them up like the plans. For me at least it was a lot easier than making them hollow. I stacked 5 layers of foam with all the paper removed from the interior layers. Used some 3M super 77 to stick them together. Cut them just larger than the finish size and sanded them to shape. I weighed the solid parts along with the one that I made traditionally, and the solid one was 1 gram less than the original. I guess the lack of paper and no hot glue made up for the fact that it’s solid.
That looks really good, very clean!! The solid wingtip tanks was a great idea, and they look great.
I wish you the best of luck on your maiden!