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Protech Alpha 2

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

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propwash

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.

maxbradley

Which bits are you looking for

propwash

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

maxbradley

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

Patmac

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.

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Pax vobiscum

propwash

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

Michael_Rolls

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