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Old Mar 07, 2014, 04:25 PM
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How to make a mold from an exsisting canopy

Hey guys, What I have is a circus Hobbies Reed Falcon Canopy (clear) but it is cracked. You can not go out and buy one so what I need to do is to make a mold of the original clear canopy so I can vac-u-form a new canopy.
I can glue the old canopy together if this helps ?

Any ideas?

thanks Alan
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 05:32 PM
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Outlawtjet,

You might look this thread over...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1679886

George
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 06:11 PM
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Very cool! thank you..

I am off to home depot for Durhams Water Puddy.

Alan
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Old Mar 08, 2014, 09:21 AM
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Plaster of paris also works well. My buddy uses that to make copies of canopies etc.

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Old Mar 08, 2014, 05:08 PM
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Hydrocal casting gypsum is the hardest curing gypsum available. It can be purchased in 1/2 gal amounts at hobby shops that cater to model railroading. About 8 bux, last time I bought it. There are two types, casting and laminating. The casting is strongest. A 1/2" layer over metal screen, in scenery, will support a 150# man!

When I make my canopy molds, this is what I use and send to Sparky at Park flyer plastics, for pulling.

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