PlexiGlass canopy

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PlexiGlass canopy

Unread post by CharlesDavis » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:34 pm

does anyone have experience in blowing a canopy ?
I have read a bunch on the web, and am quite keen to try my hand at this .... will most likely experiment with the cheapest plexiglass I can find, and then do at least one with "Aviation Grade" material.
If there is anyone who makes canopies for others, please let me know - it may well be cheaper and better to just buy one from another builder.
The canopy I need is a single-piece, 45" (1140mm) wide, 17" (430m) high, and 52" (1320mm) long - 44" at the I.P.

I attach a picture of Piet Botha's creation - and no, I don't know where he got his from, and have lost contact too :-(
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Re: PlexiGlass canopy

Unread post by GerhardRossouw » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:03 pm

Acrylform.....Jan Dienaar. I don't have his contact details...they are in Stikland-Cape Town.
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Re: PlexiGlass canopy

Unread post by CharlesDavis » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:31 pm

GerhardRossouw wrote:Acrylform.....Jan Dienaar. I don't have his contact details...they are in Stikland-Cape Town.
Thanks. I will call him tomorrow.
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