About to place the first flute in the F-1203A forward attach angle. Note the curve of the canopy frame on the left … this is the amount of curve the fluting needs to induce in the attach angle.
Starting at the forward portion of the F-1203A attach angle a flute is placed where the attach angle no longer parallels the edge of the canopy frame. The fluting will pull the metal inward bringing the edge of the attach angle back in alignment with the inside edge of the canopy frame. This process is repeated placing flutes between the remaining rivet holes until the attach angle precisely follows the curve of the canopy frame.
After fluting, the F-1203A forward attach angle conforms perfectly to the inside curve of the canopy frame. The area requiring fluting is the span between my fingers.
The same process was repeated for the F-1203B aft attach angle for the left side and then again for both the F-1203A&B attach angles for the right side of the canopy frame.
F-1203A&B forward and aft attach angles fluted and ready for JetFlex paint.
After fluting the F-1203A&B forward and aft attach angles was completed, the canopy frame and all the remaining small canopy parts were cleaned with Acetone and subsequently sprayed with JetFlex interior paint.