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Old Feb 20, 2013, 02:33 PM
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Canopy mold method

OK so I have got my Supra plug finished with no hatch cut out. Ideally I would like something like Vladimir's hatch system.
Here is my thinking at the moment.
1. Layup an oversize glass piece in the hatch area then shape it to a nice hatch shaped mold.

2. Lay the mold back on the fuselage and scribe around it to make a hatch outline in the plug.

3. Make the fuselage mold with hatch outline molded into it.

4. Make a hatch in the hatch mold and glue it into the fuselage mold using the outline in the mold to register it, thus creating a recess in the final fuselage.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:37 PM
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Thanks for the link Wazmo. Adam has contributed a huge amount on here.
Here is a sketch of the sort of thing I am thinking of. This will also retain the hatch. I just have to think of how to mold it.
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