TBM canopy info needed

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:33 am

April 17th, 2018, 12:46 am #1

Guys,
I'm building the Hasegawa 1/72 TBM and I've opened and cut apart the canopy/windscreen pieces. My question is: are the pilots sliding canopy panels two pieces ie left and right sides? All my ref. photos show the canopy open and it looks like there is a left and right side section that slides in an overhead track. I hope that accurately describes what I am seeing. If this is the case I will need to do further surgery on the kit canopy parts to show this section open. I do not have a vac canopy and do not consider buying one an option right now. Any thoughts or help greatly appreciated.
TIA
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Joined: August 18th, 2004, 6:37 pm

You are correct: The pilots canopy is two pieces.With Images

April 17th, 2018, 12:59 am #2

There is a central tack on top and each slide can open separately. Give me a little while to post images.









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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:33 am

TBM canopy

April 17th, 2018, 9:43 am #3

Guys,
I'm building the Hasegawa 1/72 TBM and I've opened and cut apart the canopy/windscreen pieces. My question is: are the pilots sliding canopy panels two pieces ie left and right sides? All my ref. photos show the canopy open and it looks like there is a left and right side section that slides in an overhead track. I hope that accurately describes what I am seeing. If this is the case I will need to do further surgery on the kit canopy parts to show this section open. I do not have a vac canopy and do not consider buying one an option right now. Any thoughts or help greatly appreciated.
TIA
CB, thank you very much for the photos. Now I have to carefully cut apart the kit canopy, which is getting a little harder with my shaky 79+ hands, LOL
Much appreciated.
Bill R.
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