Skybolt MKII with two piece canopy
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Skybolt MKII with two piece canopy

Skybolt MKII with two piece canopy
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Skybolt MKII with two piece canopy
 
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That is beautiful - I'm assuming you did that all yourself? Did you take the Steen Aero canopy and cut it, or is it totally custom?
 
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@CroutonF16

My design is custom but based on the Steen Aero design. However, I cut the canopy and attached the front as you can see from the picture. The aft hinge part attaches to the sheet metal which doesn't require welding. I started with a canopy from Todd's canopies. You can see how I started on his web site. The sheet metal in the picture had to be changed since the cockpit hole was too big. Once I got it placed where I wanted I took some of the blue painters tape and laid down a fillet all around. I also put paper all around to protect the fuselage from any drips. I then made fiberglass & carbon pre-preg strips and started laying up the strips to make the canopy fillet. After curring, I removed the fiberglass fillet and began trimming and finishing. I could go on much more on this. If you are interested in doing this yourself I can send you some more pictures.
 

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