I'm currently working on In Flight's Mach10 clone. True to the original instructions, the In Flight instructions have you mount the forward edge of the canopy 1/4 inch from the front edge of the tube. This seemed further forward than what I thought I had remembered seeing, so I checked the catalog pics to make sure I wasn't imagining things. I know drawing and camera perspective can play tricks on the eyes, but is it just me, or does the canopy look like it sits farther back than 1/4 inch?
If I were to guess, I'd say the canopy was closer to 1/2 to 3/4 inch from the front. In later catalog photos, it is exaggerated even more ...perhaps as much as an inch or more?
I know the canopy placement probably isn't critical and just an aesthetic thing, but what is everyone else's take on this?