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When entering on the left it is left foot on tire, right foot on step, right foot in, then left foot in. If entering on the right it is, left foot on tire, right foot on step, left foot in, then right foot.
No I have this wrong. On the left it is right foot, then left foot, then right foot in. Opposite on the other side. You start with left foot, then the right foot, on the step, then the left foot in. If you don't use this order your legs are all crossed when you try to get in or out.
 

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If you are logged in or click on the picture below you will see how easy it is to get out.
Very helpful (and cool)... How did you create the little animation?

Also: Where are you guys getting the rear canopy bubble? Does the builder have to form his own?
 

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Very helpful (and cool)... How did you create the little animation?

Also: Where are you guys getting the rear canopy bubble? Does the builder have to form his own?
I took 4 images off the Viking Aircraft facebook page and stitch them together to make a "GIF". My builder created forms and baked them in a electric oven then pulled them down with a canister vacuum. He made two sets and I have a spare set that came with the plane NX237F.

Matt
 
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You can purchase that bubble canopy. It cost $1000.00 bucks. Mine has a couple cracks in it. I dug up the plans, found this canopy and called the company. They said yes they can supply me with this bubble canopy for around one grand. Those cracks are not that bad. I can live with them.
 

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Matt the canopy in your Cygnet is not the same canopy in my Cygnet. Your has been modified.
Yes it is a lower profile so I will hang onto my spare set. Zigs fixture pictures may help others blow thier own canopy my guess is it is $150 in materials and 850 in set up to make new ones comercially.

Matt
 

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Surfing around I see almost no two canopies that look the same, several of them look flat wrapped. Where I live (hot with lots of sunshine) I'd make a composite "bubble" with cut outs for gold tinted Lexan rear windows.

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But first I'd need an Uzzi and a ski mask so I could rob enough banks to afford the gold tinted Lexan ;)
 

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Surfing around I see almost no two canopies that look the same, several of them look flat wrapped. Where I live (hot with lots of sunshine) I'd make a composite "bubble" with cut outs for gold tinted Lexan rear windows.

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My windows are smoked and do a decent job except when flying into the sun. I find the polarized sunglasses are too much when combined with the smoked windshield.

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Matt

But first I'd need an Uzzi and a ski mask so I could rob enough banks to afford the gold tinted Lexan ;)
 

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The one I flew briefly had the composite bubble with two small side windows. I did not really like that part at all. Granted it prevents the sun from getting in when you have a really hot day, but with a full blown bubble you could at least put up curtains or a tint film when you need it, and still have good outward visibility.

Another potentially good option is to make a Junkers Ju-88 or Me-110 style assembly out of really light welded steel tube, give it a good camo paint job, and simply embrace the funk. The Cygnet could pass for a light WW2 Luftwaffe scout, British AOP, or American Grasshopper type aircraft.
 

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With a Raven Redrive Suzuki or other similar inline engine setup, and the classic inline engine shaped cowling, it would make a very fun little faux-european artillery spotter. Actually, 85-95 HP would really be the sweet spot by my estimate. Anyone with a Walter Minor engine around these parts???
 

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I built a set of Fisher Youngster wings (same sort of geodetic) with a Zona saw and bucket of cloths pins. It was actually pretty simple and quick. You just have to make sure everything is straight from the begining because there's no fixing a twist once you get started.
 

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I built a set of Fisher Youngster wings (same sort of geodetic) with a Zona saw and bucket of cloths pins. It was actually pretty simple and quick. You just have to make sure everything is straight from the begining because there's no fixing a twist once you get started.
Thanks for the voice of reason on geodetic wings. The lack of turnbuckles or plywood skin makes it very economical and a very stiff stable wing.

Should be used more often. One of the items i like about Pops SSSC.
 
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