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Old 02-27-2018, 05:59 AM
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https://www.homedepot.com/p/DAP-Alex...8609/100078928

And I am 4000 miles away........
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:20 AM
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Deep breath, here we go







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Old 02-27-2018, 06:21 AM
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OMG..........

It worked

That isn't Sika, it is fireseal, but it is cheap and you get the idea.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:41 AM
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OMG..........

It worked

That isn't Sika, it is fireseal, but it is cheap and you get the idea.
Looks like a very aerodynamic shape too!
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:18 AM
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the short answer to your question is to apply a bead between the spacers and pull down (clamp) the coanopy to the correct thickness per instructions from Sika Flex (i think it is 3/8 Inch). You can then add additional Sika Flex up to the spacers and smooth with various curved objects (D batteries, fingers, popsicle sticks...). dipping the tool or finger in soapy water provides for a smooth finish. I recommend an article written by Pete Howell in the MNB RV Flyers archives that has a complete description and lots of photos. I have glued canopies on both the planes <i built and several I have assisted with.

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Old 02-27-2018, 11:27 AM
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...I recommend an article written by Pete Howell in the MNB RV Flyers archives that has a complete description and lots of photos...
Anyone know where this article resides? Google can't find anything. I would love to read it.
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OMG..........

It worked

That isn't Sika, it is fireseal, but it is cheap and you get the idea.

Thank you for the effort, Mike! I just noticed I had not subscribed to this thread thank goodness I found it again!

I was thinking it was a cut on both sides but see it now as only one.
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