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Old 07-25-2018, 06:29 AM
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Default -8 with low profile canopy

Hi guys,

I came across this one. Couldn't find any more info on it, but WOW. That low profile canopy really transforms the looks of the -8.

Educated guess - other than losing 2 feet of height, what would be involved to allow any occupants in this setup?



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Old 08-10-2018, 12:30 AM
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I like the look of this too. If I ever find anything, I'll come bak and reply here. Wish I could help.
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:14 PM
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Brent Owens did the speed slope canopy on his -8. I'm pretty sure he had to modify the baggage door. Details are on his build site.

http://www.mykitlog.com/owens

Also pictured here.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ad.php?t=77020
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:44 AM
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Love that speed screen, wonder whether that forward part can be retrofitted to an existing std canopy and what effect it has on the std fwd baggage hatch? Anyone?
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:50 AM
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Beautiful canpy. Changes the whole look and looks to be slicker in the air.
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:10 PM
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does anyone know if there was a speed advantage to lowering the canopy?
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:58 PM
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:53 AM
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Jim Gray (Bronze Lindy) and Bob Markert (Silver Lindy) of Denver (KBJC) both have that windscreen as well. Neither of them modified the baggage door to my knowledge. The rest of the bubble is installed as high or low as the builder makes it.
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:11 AM
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Jim Gray (Bronze Lindy) and Bob Markert (Silver Lindy) of Denver (KBJC) both have that windscreen as well. Neither of them modified the baggage door to my knowledge. The rest of the bubble is installed as high or low as the builder makes it.
Are you saying that the rest of the bubble - the slider - is the standard Vans canopy?
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:38 AM
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Are you saying that the rest of the bubble - the slider - is the standard Vans canopy?
I donít know that plane or the builder so canít say for certain, but the canopy is most likely a Vans canopy as there arenít many other options. Now that Todd has flown west, Iím not sure there are any other options. The stock front bow and slider frame could easily be trimmed down if a builder so desires and I know that some have done that. Itís steel and plastic...make it look the way you want it to look in the end.
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