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Sky_doggy  (C 41295)

Nov 5, 2012, 7:30 PM
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Hi all,

A friend of mine is looking for an old canopy as a wall decoration. The wall is 12 feet long and the ceiling is 8 feet high. Could some one tell me what size canopies would fit in this area. My guess is that it would need to be fairly small.

Thanks.


CarpeDiem3  (D License)

Nov 5, 2012, 8:10 PM
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Buy one that's bigger than the wall, and fold back the edges to fit.


Premier Remster  (C License)

Nov 5, 2012, 8:17 PM
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A 12 x 8 canopy would fit nicely in there. Wink


councilman24  (D 8631)

Nov 6, 2012, 7:40 AM
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96 sq. ft.?Tongue

There are NO old canopies that are that small. Anything that isn't a zp pocket rocket like a velocity was never that small. Closest is some of the smallest reserves that probably still have value as airworthy. Besides a dirty ram air canopy isn't particularly decorative. Try a demilled never issued military C-9 round and cover the ceiling too.Wink


Sky_doggy  (C 41295)

Nov 6, 2012, 3:35 PM
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Thanks, yeah just did some rough maths (which is prolly what should have done first Crazy ) and the canopy would have to be well under 100 square feet to come even close to fitting.

The chances of finding something like that which is half decent would be somewhere between none and bugger all.

Thanks for idea on a small round, they come up on eBay pretty regularly.


voilsb  (D 30581)

Nov 6, 2012, 4:40 PM
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PD made Sabres in 97 sq ft. Might be able to find some of them nobody's willing to jump.


Sky_doggy  (C 41295)

Nov 6, 2012, 5:58 PM
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Ah, I don't about that. There is a ready market for the 100 jump wonders with mad skilz ready to down size.Smile

Seriously though, thanks for the tip, it's worth keeping an eye out for one.


indyz  (D 28525)

Nov 7, 2012, 11:49 AM
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In reply to:
PD made Sabres in 97 sq ft. Might be able to find some of them nobody's willing to jump.
There is still a problem with that, though. Even a relatively low aspect ratio 7-cell canopy comes in around 2:1. A Sabre is more like 2.5:1. A Sabre that filled with wall horizontally would have a 12 foot span and only a 4.8 foot chord. Less than 60 square feet.


mark  (D 6108)

Nov 7, 2012, 12:00 PM
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In reply to:
. . .canopy as a wall decoration. . .

Flammable.

Mark


voilsb  (D 30581)

Nov 7, 2012, 4:30 PM
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Good point. I wasn't even thinking aspect ratio. Maybe he can chop it up?



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