Best brand of aircraft canopy

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  1. billmcc

    billmcc Member

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    Hi All,

    I have heard Gomix canopies are the best. Is this true?

    What is your opinion of the quality of Halinski and GPM canopies?
  2. yaniv

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    well

    i now in a midel of bilding a FW190 hlinsky models
    for my loky i have 2 original models with 2 cnopys i whas litel stuped and bruck one

    for now the hlinsky cnopys look very pramising

    i never work on some original cnopys i all the time bild them by myself with some plastic and hot water
  3. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Hi Yaniv

    Hot water sounds better than oven gloves and toasters how about a description of how you do it please

    barry
  4. yaniv

    yaniv Active Member

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    well

    for now i not have pic (i will tray to make u some on my day off work)

    but i make it like this...

    first step

    first i make the full cnopy from the paper thet come as part of the model

    wan the glue is dry i fill it with the material thet u fill the wall wan u have a hole in it (not sure the name gypsum, plaster, cast )
    or the some material thet the doctor(medic.), put on your hend wan u break here
    (hope u got what i mean)

    wan its finsh i tack out carefully the paper

    secend step

    then i tack a hot water (from my aspreso machine :) )
    and tack
    the special paper thet i got with the original models for the cnopy


    i throw it to the hot water
    in copel of minits its gat around the part i make at the start (firs step)

    tack it out
    wait till its cold
    then cuting carefully the special part from the plaster (first step)

    now u have a full cnopy :)

    i hope u got it with my bed english
  5. robson

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  6. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Yaniv

    Thank you understood clearly. Thank you a couple of photos would be nice if you can

    barry
  7. Joseph

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    A bit hard to say, as the suppliers (like GPM) are repacking canopies of other suppliers. The Halinski ones seem OK to me, normally the molded numbers are hidden once the canopy is fitted to the kit.
    GPM made canopies tend to have 'bubbles' sometimes.
    Gomix canopies are a little thinner maybe.
    Joseph
  8. yaniv

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    i will post some pic hope next week