Lumenier RB2205C-12 2400KV SKITZO Ceramic Bearing Motor
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Old Sep 17, 2008, 01:10 PM
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That's sweet, I love the tint
Old Sep 17, 2008, 02:16 PM
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Very nice. Thanks for the idea.
Old Sep 17, 2008, 02:42 PM
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OK! Just do it!
Old Sep 18, 2008, 09:11 PM
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Wow, looks simple to do. I just need to buy a proper heat gun.
Old Sep 18, 2008, 09:35 PM
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Good idea thanks for sharing it.
Old Sep 19, 2008, 10:06 AM
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From Balsa easier to prepare the mould, than from a pinewood, but I have no balsa.
Old Oct 01, 2008, 12:07 PM
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Larryross!
Post for me some photos of your canopy!
Old Oct 01, 2008, 02:49 PM
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I make canopy from pop bottle, with mould of pinewood, see pix:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=211
Been there---Done that. The cowl and the canopy!!!
You did a nice job with yours, and yes I too like the different color.
C-YA RL
Old Oct 01, 2008, 04:07 PM
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Wow, looks simple to do. I just need to buy a proper heat gun.
"Proper?"
For me that's just a propane bottle! I use this technique too, great for pod/boom planes. Nice Job!
Old Oct 01, 2008, 07:56 PM
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I did one also. Check it out....
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...r#post10190431
Old Oct 01, 2008, 09:40 PM
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What a hoot! Great minds. . . . Just used a pink foam "mold" to heat form a water bottle top into a cowl for my blu ripper. I agree the blow molded bottles are perfect for cowls and canopies!

Bet you could do it with a hair dryer! Doesn't take much heat to start the shrinkage.
Old Oct 02, 2008, 06:52 PM
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My newest canopy on my Raptor:
Old Oct 05, 2008, 02:30 AM
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Larryross!
Post for me some photos of your canopy!

The canopy I need to make is for a 6 foot WS Pitts. I am making a foam one first then later I will use it to make a mold for a plug and try your clever idea. Will be a while before I get it done.

Larry
Old Oct 05, 2008, 05:50 PM
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You want to add something to the process, try sealing a plastic bag around the edges of the piece of plastic cut from the pop bottle. Then stick a small vacuum wand into the plastic bag and tape that for a seal.

What you want is that the tip of the vacuum source does not get plugged up when the vacuum is turned on (use some porous foam or something).

Then apply the heat from the gun, turn the vacuum on, and you can pull some wildly complex and symmetrical curves. It all boils down to having a nicely shaped block and getting the plastic to give in the the suction.

Remember, vacuum forming sucks!

Jack


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