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nedricher 01-05-2018 12:34 PM

repair crack in canopy
 
Plane sat outside (cannopy cover on) for a week in Colodado. When I went to leave, discoverd a 5 inch crack in canpoy:mad:. Plane has 100 hrs on it. I stop driiled, taped it, and flew home. Has anyone had any experience with a crack repair. I was thinking of Weldon #3 or #4 wicked into the crack. It will no doubt be visible after the gluing but right now don't want to go to the expense in time and money to replace the bubble. Please don't comment on sika flex vs screwing the instalation as I have read all those arguments. Just looking for coments on repairs at this time. However if someone knows of a good deal on a new canopy available for sale, I'd like to here about that as some day I will be replacing it.

TJCF16 01-06-2018 12:17 PM

P.m. me I will get your phone number and have my buddy who fixes those cracks give you a call. He can let you know all the products he uses. When heís done you canít even tell it was ever cracked

TJCF16 01-06-2018 03:52 PM

Do not use weldon #3 #4

Captain Avgas 01-06-2018 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJCF16 (Post 1230291)
Do not use weldon #3 #4

OK, don't keep us in suspense. What should one use.

BruceT 01-06-2018 07:54 PM

I would also appreciate advice on this subject, I have a small crack in a 3B canopy in OZ

Harvey 01-07-2018 01:24 AM

I used Weldon #3 on a crack and whilst it may have stabilized it, it certainly didn't hide it.

Any real world suggestions appreciated.

74-07 01-07-2018 05:34 AM

Repai
 
Guys,

Tim is steering you straight. I have personally witnesseed our buddy repairing a RV canopy and I can tell you, when he's finished the repaired area is pretty much undetectable. It takes skill, knowledge and technique but it can be done. The reason Tim isn't telling you the name of some "magic" goo is because there's alot more involved than just sticking two parts together.

tracy 01-07-2018 04:14 PM

Tim, I sent you a message about fix.

TJCF16 01-07-2018 04:40 PM

Personally I have never repaired a canopy crack. That said I have a friend who has done several and he is very good. I don't know what the product is or how to apply it. With that in mind if you PM me I will fwd you his email and you can contact him yourself. Sorry I don't have more information.

spatsch 01-08-2018 07:30 AM

I had a good experiences with this approach:

https://www.polyvance.com/pfxcanopy.php-1

not invisible but haven't had any issues since.

Oliver


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