Forming Canopies - Building an oven

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  1. Mar 22, 2003 #1

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    I found a website that details the construction of an oven used for forming canopies. The builder also goes into the details of making the canopy mold. Just thought I would pass it on for anyone looking for ideas in this area.

    http://krbuilder.org/BuildingTheOven/index.html

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  2. Jan 25, 2004 #2

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    forming canopies

    Jake, I have been searching for exactly this type of information for some time, THANKS!!!!!

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  3. Jan 25, 2004 #3

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    Very glad to hear I was able to help someone else out for a change. It's usually the other way around is seems! If you end up doing it, let us know how it turned out.

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    I most certainly will! I'm looking into free blowing a new canopy for my CH200. I have a fairly good idea what I'j doing, but if anyone has any information on this subject they'd like to share, I'd sure be glad to hear it!

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    formmg canopiesOutstasnding

    Outstanding info!! Thanks A Lot. I like to have a chrystal clear picture of every step of a process of before I get out the tools. This is definately helpful!!

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  7. Jan 26, 2004 #7

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    Yes excellent page indeed!
    This is probably how I will making the canopy for mine :D
     
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    forming canopy

    jman
    just found your Ref. to forming canopy. I've been searching the web for
    for 6 Mo. and that is the best yet. Found a number of referances in modlers sights , but squat with our little airplane buddies. i've have it in my favorites. so it wont get lost
    thanks much
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    glad I could help.

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    I am looking for plans or instructions on building an oven to form plexi over a form. I have tried the link in the first post, but it takes me to a different website.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Try this, Windshield Frameset. I HATE those "parking sites".:mad2:
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    I built a 4x8' oven with waferboard and 2x4s. It is heated with a 2000 watt electric barn heater and the broiler element borrowed from the kitchen oven. Should be about 4000 watts. The oven is insulated with about 3" of fiberglass. I got it up to 300 degrees, but 280 seems to be sufficient. Takes about 50 minutes.

    Today, I installed a fan to help control hot spots.
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    To all,

    I'd like to know more about the oven and what you are going about forming the plexi. Puttiing the plexi in a frame and pulling the plexi over a mold or ??. Will a hot piece of plexi conform to a mold?

    I need to make an oven and a system to stretch the plexi over a mold to make the side windows on my plane. The windows are about 20 x 32" and a compound curve.

    A long time ago I saw this done, but I can't remember just how to do it.

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