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Sep 13, 2019, 06:22 PM
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Easy way to make RC airplane cockpit canopy.


For my pilotage 2-engine Arlequin I manufacturer square cockpit canopy. The canopy protects model electronics compartment from dust and moisture.
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It is quite easy to do, I briefly describe describe the process by several photographs.

First we need to prepare pressing form. I cut parts of the form from 4 mm polystyrene sheet.
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Inside the press I placed PVC sheet.
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After with the help of self-tapping screws I joined all parts of the press together.
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Now press should be placed in hot boiling water and PVC should be slowly squeezed by press with the help of the screw driver.
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After we have to place press into cold water, cool it and extract the canopy from it.
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All excesive material should be cut by scissors and holes can be manufactored with the help of hot wire.
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All done, now we have nice seamless light cockpit canopy!
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More about the manufacturing process in my article written in Russian:
http://rc-aviation.ru/mtech/avia/2150-kolpak
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