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« on: April 11, 2019, 12:18:09 PM »

I think I'd like to get into making my own canopies. I don't know where or how to start. I've seen the term "plunge molded", but don't know what it means. Are there tools that do "plunge molding"? Any pointers would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 01:32:50 PM »

Try this guide page on Mike Stuart's site: http://www.ffscale.co.uk/page4f.htm
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 11:49:41 AM »

I found that once into larger than.. say 1:24th size canopies, the plunge method starts to falter.
At which point heat shrinking a small plastic water bottle for example, onto a plug works well.
 Make a plug, Wood preferably, insert it into a bottle (one end snipped off) Stuff some spacer blocks in there to hold it tightish 
 Then place the assembly into a ~320F degree oven and ..Watch it .
The shrink is Powerful and sometimes quick ..Typically 5 ~10 mins is All that's needed.
Technique Does take a bit of practice  to get it right though ....so  stock up on a few bottles for your first attempts.
Happily those are free and easily found.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 12:58:47 PM »

I used this method on my last model.  Takes practice but works great.  

http://www.murocmodelmasters.org/canopy.pdf
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2019, 01:08:03 PM »

I've noticed that several links posted on this site end up showing a Japanese two family home web site.  I don't know what the problem is.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 04:00:03 PM »

Don't think  the problem is here . Independently accessed... thru main AMA site address  still goes to the Japanese house.
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2020, 11:28:15 AM »

Hi
Please go to have a look here: https://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=25668.0
Good luck, Chris
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