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Old December 6th 18, 04:50 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Morris Carter[_2_]
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need complete canopy with frame, frame only, or plexiglass only.

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Old December 6th 18, 06:40 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:00:05 AM UTC-7, Morris Carter wrote:
need complete canopy with frame, frame only, or plexiglass only.


Have you contacted Schweizer? They are still in business, and I believe you can still get parts from them.
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Old December 6th 18, 07:49 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Paul Agnew
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K&L Soaring owns the Schweizer certificate and still supplies a lot of parts and assemblies.


http://www.klsoaring.com

PA
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Old December 7th 18, 07:53 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:00:05 AM UTC-7, Morris Carter wrote:
need complete canopy with frame, frame only, or plexiglass only.


Morris,

When my 1-35 needed a canopy, I could not find one. Nor, could I find someone to make one.

So, George Applebay, now soaring the thermals in heaven, took a modern glider's canopy and cut it to size. Though the profile was not perfectly Schweizer, it was close enough to where only we 1-35 pilots MIGHT notice.

The FAA Registry lists numerous 1-35 gliders that are no longer registered for one reason or another. This might be a source.

Finally, the 1-35 forum is still available. It could have information that would guide you in some kind of a direction.

http://members.goldengate.net/~tmren.../sgs135new.htm

Raul Boerner
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Old December 9th 18, 02:35 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:00:05 AM UTC-7, Morris Carter wrote:
need complete canopy with frame, frame only, or plexiglass only.


Morris,

After checking my records, and keeping in mind that my 1-35 was early born, it turns out that the "modern glider canopy" came from a Zuni.

Raul Boerner
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Old December 9th 18, 04:17 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I've seen George Applebay's setup for molding canopies.* Maybe Fidel
still does.* It wouldn't hurt to give him a call.

On 12/8/2018 7:35 PM, wrote:
On Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:00:05 AM UTC-7, Morris Carter wrote:
need complete canopy with frame, frame only, or plexiglass only.

Morris,

After checking my records, and keeping in mind that my 1-35 was early born, it turns out that the "modern glider canopy" came from a Zuni.

Raul Boerner


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Dan, 5J
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Old December 11th 18, 02:21 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Bob Kuykendall
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On Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 6:35:48 PM UTC-8, wrote:

...it turns out that the "modern glider canopy" came from a Zuni.


[Warning: Off-topic reminiscence.]

Unlike most modern composite sailplanes, George made Zuni canopies using a free-blowing process, not the molded stretch-forming process used by the major manufacturers. As a result, it is challenging to get a consistent profile match between the canopy and the fuselage.

George's original approach to the problem of matching a free-blown transparency to a molded fuselage was actually kind of genius: He started by free-blowing an attractive looking canopy bubble, then he incorporated it into the plug that he made the Zuni fuselage molds from. That way he knew that it was at least possible to free-blow a canopy that would fit. However, the gulf between possible and practical means that some Zunis look better than others, depending on the ambient temperature in Moriarty when they were finishing up the ship.

--Bob K.
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Old December 11th 18, 04:20 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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At 16:50 06 December 2018, Morris Carter wrote:
need complete canopy with frame, frame only, or plexiglass only.


You might also try LP Aero Plastics.
http://www.lpaero.com/index.html

Good luck.

 




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