Mach 10 canopy

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foose4string

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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?

https://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/catalogs/centuri71d/71dcen44.html
https://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/nostalgia/73cen032.html
https://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/catalogs/centuri75/75cen6.html

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?
 

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looks more like 3/4 to 1 inch to me.
 

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Oh, thanks Dan, I missed that. I thought it might have been discussed before, but I couldn't remember when or where. I though Ray was referring to the .pdf on Jimz being different from the .tiff listed there. I didn't bother checking YORP because I know that Jimz and Scott try usually avoid cross posting instructions. Makes sense that Scott has them up since they are indeed different versions.
 
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