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Protech Alpha 2
« on: May 03, 2018, 13:59:03 PM »
Any one know where I can obtain  spares for the Protech Alpha 2 electric glider.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2018, 15:14:14 PM by propwash »
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Re: Protech Alpha 2
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 16:17:46 PM »
Which bits are you looking for

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Re: Protech Alpha 2
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 16:54:28 PM »
Canopy, mine blew off , lost. Thanks
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Re: Protech Alpha 2
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2018, 14:01:31 PM »
Hmmm was thinking that may be it.....
Not aware of any..
Should be fairly easy to make one,,, Either moulded or bit of surgery with a pop bottle

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Re: Protech Alpha 2
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2018, 22:29:28 PM »
A few years ago aquired a second hand Protech Ultimate which came with a spare fuselage (I think it uses the same blown plastic fus as the Alpha) there was only one canopy between them & it was damaged.
I moulded a pair of replacement canopies by cuttingt & shaped a pattern from some scrap pine then heat shrinking a pop bottles over it.
This was a success but like the original flimsy & difficult to fix satisfactorily.
Later I made a pair of glass fibre canopies by shrinking a pop bottle over the pattern laying up the GF then heat shrinking another pop bottle over that.This saved sanding & filling the finished item it also speeded the cure time of the resin.
Although this may sound a time consuming excercise the entire project probably only took a couple of hours.

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Re: Protech Alpha 2
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2018, 13:10:54 PM »
Many thanks for that Pat. Looks very interesting, I will have a go
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Re: Protech Alpha 2
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2018, 13:55:27 PM »
It's very simple - my Alpha is on its third canopy - one lost in flight, one damaged (stood on?) one still OK  :xx :xx
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