RCMF Donations

Enjoy using RCMF? How about a wee donation to help us keep you in the style to which you've become accustomed?

Welcome to RCMF. Please login or sign up.

October 22, 2020, 16:15:20 pm

Login with username, password and session length

Protech Alpha 2

Started by propwash, May 03, 2018, 13:59:03 pm

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


May 03, 2018, 13:59:03 pm Last Edit: May 03, 2018, 15:14:14 pm by propwash
Any one know where I can obtain  spares for the Protech Alpha 2 electric glider.
Well Flown? tell the wife.


Which bits are you looking for


Canopy, mine blew off , lost. Thanks
Well Flown? tell the wife.


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


May 05, 2018, 22:29:28 pm #4 Last Edit: May 05, 2018, 22:31:01 pm by Patmac
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.

[attach=1] [attach=2] [attach=3] [attach=4] [attach=5]



Pax vobiscum


Many thanks for that Pat. Looks very interesting, I will have a go
Well Flown? tell the wife.


It's very simple - my Alpha is on its third canopy - one lost in flight, one damaged (stood on?) one still OK  :xx :xx
Properly trained, a man can be a dog's best friend