CriCri MC-15 in NZ

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MadRocketScientist

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Pulled all of the clecos out of the rear canopy today, I used some 3mm acrylic strips to help keep the PETG from rippling too much when gluing it in place.

Picture of the acrylic strip still in place
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And with it removed showing the oversized holes for the clecos.
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I went through all the holes with the 2.5mm drill bit ready for the rivet and started countersinking all the holes. I put a few clecos back in to hold the canopy in place in case of the sealant starting to peel.
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I also alodined the landing gear clamp parts and then painted the clamps and hangers with the 'chrome' paint. I will let the paint on the gear fairings harden a bit longer before wrestling them back over the gear legs.
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daveroux

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hello cricri builder
very nice job , canopy mold is superb

for info canopy is supplied by www.starplast.fr/fr/ company in france
but very expensive 1500 euro + shipping

my cricri project in tahiti is going slowly but steadily ,
if you are able to sale me canopy , i am intrested
for your flight training , if you can come to tahiti , i have extra and fly extra 200
could be good training airplane with ailerons rate close to cricri

your very nice job and you tube video from CriKit Aviation help me a lot
david from tahiti
 

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MadRocketScientist

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David,
your parts look good!

When I have canopies I am considering selling some if I can make them to a good standard! Shipping might cost more than the canopies themselves.

I have also heard that the R22 helicopter is similar in control response to the CriCri and I can fly one of those around no issues, hovering it is another story but I would like to try again soon.

Shannon
 

daveroux

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hi shannon

shipping will not be problem, if a plan travel in your lovely country next year as soon as airline start again flight PPT-AKL
no rush for canopy supply for me i still have lot of work to do
david tahiti
 
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