Model Airplane Canopies

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Model Airplane Canopies

model airplane canopies

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  • Model aircraft are flying or non-flying models of existing or imaginary aircraft, often scaled-down versions of full size planes, using materials such as polystyrene, balsa wood, foam and fibreglass.


  • (canopy) the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
  • (canopy) the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air
  • Cover or provide with a <em>canopy</em>
  • (canopy) cover with a canopy

model airplane canopies – World's Fastest

World's Fastest RTF Jet 6 CH BlitzRCWorks F/A 18 Hornet Pro V2 Aerobatic Radio Remote Control Electric Ducted Fan RC Fighter Jet RTF w/ Now Super High Speed Over 130MPH!!! (AIRPLANE DESIGN CANOPY SENT AT RANDOM- JOLLY ROGERS OR BLUE ANGEL)
World's Fastest RTF Jet 6 CH BlitzRCWorks F/A 18 Hornet Pro V2 Aerobatic Radio Remote Control Electric Ducted Fan RC Fighter Jet RTF w/ Now Super High Speed Over 130MPH!!! (AIRPLANE DESIGN CANOPY SENT AT RANDOM- JOLLY ROGERS OR BLUE ANGEL)
PLEASE READ: CANOPY OF AIRPLANE JET GRAPHICS MAY BE JOLLY ROGERS OR BLUE ANGEL SENT AT RANDOM- TIGER SOLD OUT) 6 Ch Radio Controlled (Aileron,Elevator,Throttle, Retracts) Full aerobatic characteristics; inside loops, outside loops, axial rolls, inverted flight, stall turns, hammerheads, and spins are all possible New PRO V2, Speed Over 130mph Now!!! NEW Metal Gear Retract Servos! NEW 90mm Composite FanStronger NEW 100AMP Brushless ESC with BEC! NEW Super Powerful Inrunner Brushless Motor! NEW 6 Cell 22.2V 3700mAh 25C Li-Po Battery! 100% True Scale, Perfect appearance and emulation (Scale appearance, great attention has been given to details) Scale mechanical retractable gear system! Ground Take-Off can be performed with ease Steerable nose landing gear Fuselage with pre-installed Electronics, Motor, Servos, and Speed Controller Super stable, Super low speed for safety, Super low altitude for fun Fabricated by accurate molds with high fidelity of real airplane Excellent stability and aerobatic capability High roll rate Digital Proportional Motor Speed Control Super low speed for safety, Super low altitude for fun Crash Resistant Easy to Fly, Slow Speed Flying Capable Approximately 15 minutes flight time on each charge All spare parts are available Complete Kit, Ready to Fly, Easy to Assemble (Everything is included and 90% assembled — only required 8 AA batteries for the transmitter to start flying) Specs: Wingspan: 1010mm (40 inch) Overall Length: 1500mm (60 inch) Flying Weighth: Approx 2000g (70.5 oz) Drive System: Powerful Brushless Inrunner motor with 90mm electric ducted fans Servo: 10pcs servo (3 Metal Gear Servos for Retracts) ESC: 100A Brushless Speed Controller Battery: 22.2 Volt 3700mAh 6 cell 25C Lithium Polymer Battery Control system: 6 Channel PPM/FM Transmitter and Receiver Radio Control Range: 3000 feet (900m) AIRPLANE 90% ASSEMBLED !

Matchbox 1/72 Hawker Hurricane scratchbuilt cockpit, alt. view

Matchbox 1/72 Hawker Hurricane scratchbuilt cockpit, alt. view
This view shows the two filler pieces I put in before adding the ‘tube’ frame with 0.025" and 0.035" round stock. There really is a shelf and filler in the real airplane, on both sides of the seat, so control runs and pipes and wires have somewhere to go without being underneath the foot-boards. (There is no floor in a Hurricane, just the two aluminum ‘boards’ for the pilot’s feet/heels.)

The diagonal ‘tubes’ that come up from the center, under the seat, brace the frame bottom to the frame sides. The cockpit is basicly a hole in the top of the frame truss. All the bays in the truss aft of the cockpit have (3d) diagonal bracing wires for strength and lightness.

The Hurricane was built of bolted-together tubing, braced with steel wires, and a whole family of fittings at the corners. From the cockpit, forward, the outside is detachable aluminum panels. Each panel is self-bracing, but they add little to the stiffness and strength of the whole airplane.

Aft of the armor plate behind the cockpit, the outside is linen fabric stretched over wooden frames and stringers, tightened with dope. The tail surfaces and the original wing were also fabric covered structure, but after the first 500 airframes, a metal monocoque wing replaced the frame and fabric construction.

With the original wing, it’s half a generation behind the Spitfire and Me109’s monococque light alloy construction, but required no development, was well understood by Hawker and their subcontracters, and easy to repair.

Note that the side panels above the tube frame, directly below the canopy, are thin- they are detachable for maintenance, and the one on the starboard side, the half closer to the camera, can be jetisoned as an emergency exit from the cockpit.

The grey-green paint was an RAF standard and hydraulic-fluid-proof- very important for mixed construction which included wood and plywood structures! Some wartime Hurricanes appear to have natural aluminum, aluminum paint, or black paint, finishes on their frames. Some are clearly gray-green, or were painted as time went on. Since G-AMAU was the last Hurricane bulit and kept in good shape by Hawkers, I figured painting the works was a good bet.

Doing this work was sooo fun- once you hit a rhythm of picking a piece of the real thing, making the model piece, and then going to the next one, its very satisfying. I always worry I’m doing it wrong when I start, but then I relax once I’m going.


Recent 1/700s, 5 Air Racers

Recent 1/700s, 5 Air Racers
Trumpeter F4U-1 Corsair converted to FG2-1 Super Corsair- Trumpeter mold their 1/700s in clear plastic, which makes for nice cockpit canopies, just don’t paint them. In this case I filed and sanded the original F4U opaque fairing down to the F2G’s all-around vision bubble canopy.

I clipped off the original engine cowling and sanded it flat at the firewall, then put on a piece of round stock for the R4350’s cowling and some strip material for the funny ducting to the downdraft carb #57 carried. Trumpeter’s kit’s rudder and fin are too tall for an F4U but just right for an F2G. They provide nice looking gear legs but mount them as if the kit was some 1/700 model ship accessory- about mid span, not near the leading edge like the real thing. So I left the mounting holes open as "Gear wells" and relocated the landing gear legs to the leading edge of the wing.

The 4 bladed prop is from the Tu-95 in a Pitroad/skywave Scramble set.


model airplane canopies

Fine Molds 1/72 Kawasaki Ki-100 IJA Type 5 Fighter Tony" - Fast Back Canopy"
Detailed 1/72 scale assembly required plastic model kit of the Kawasaki Ki-100, a World War II era single-seat fighter aircraft of the Imperil Japanese Army (IJA). This Fine Molds 1/72 scale assembly kit depicts the Ki-100-1-Ko, with the raised “razorback” rear fuselage and this kit comes with illustrated assembly guide and waterslide decals for the 59th and 244th Sentai of IJA. ABOUT THE KI-100: Designated as the Type 5 Fighter by the IJA, the Kawasaki Ki-100 was developed to intercept the high altitude American B-29 Superfortress, and it performed well in that role. However, the Ki-100 turned out to be more than a high altitude bomber interceptor, as its outstanding maneuverability made it an fearsome adversary against Allied fighters, including the formidable P-51D Mustangs and the P-47N Thunderbolts which were escorting the B-29 raids over Japan by that time. Over 300 Kawasaki Ki-100 of all variants were built from 1945 until the end of World War II.