This article shows how to do a step by step carving of the old Estes Star Blazer canopy. The techniques shown in the article can be applied to a one of a kind carved canopy on your rocket design.
On the current Goony X-15 a canopy had to be carved from basswood to make a master for the vacu-form process. That canopy took much more work carving out the concave bottom to fit over the nose cone curvature.
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