Corsair Metal Canopy Frame

Corsair Metal Canopy Frame

William Warburton is building a heavily modified, totally scaled-out Gold Edition Top Flite Corsair, and he has shared some of this aircraft’s special details with us. Check out the canopy frame in process!

William writes: I fabricated the canopy frame from 0.016-inch brass sheeting material. I made a paper tracing of the canopy frame from the clear plastic canopy/windshield, then I transferred it to a piece of 1/64-inch plywood (for rigidity). I used the plywood template to transfer all the drillings and cuttings needed onto the brass sheet. I also made a jig that holds together the canopy frame and attaches to the jamb frame during soldering.

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Corsair Metal Canopy Frame

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Corsair Metal Canopy Frame

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Corsair Metal Canopy Frame

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Corsair Metal Canopy Frame

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PHOTOS BY WILLIAM WARBURTON

Updated: March 7, 2022 — 9:13 PM

4 Comments

  1. Would’ve been way better to start off with an actual scale kit from royal.

    1. Royal Kits have not been around since the ’90’s…. you may still find them on EBAY

  2. I am interested in knowing the manufacturer of the touch your using. Could you let me know, thanks

    1. Hi Peter,
      Been away from my computer….
      The torch is called, ‘The Little Torch’.
      I bought from: Smith Equipment, 2601 Lockheed Avenue, Watertown, SD
      (605) 882-3200 it was about $180 & I bought the two regulators on EBAY for $90.
      This is a great torch, comes with 5 tips so you can produce a 1/4 flame to about
      5000 degrees! However, beware, there are MANY knockoffs out there – I would call
      Smith Equipment, direc

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