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David Hayward.22/10/2019 20:51:05
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Can anyone advise on a good source for PETG sheet .020" (0.5mm) thickness as I am going to attempt vacuum forming a canopy for my Chorus Gull.

I have built a scaled up version (6ft span) from the Brian Peckham plan and so the 'standard' size canopy is too small.

Mark Stevens 123/10/2019 03:32:54
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Posted by David Hayward. on 22/10/2019 20:51:05:

Can anyone advise on a good source for PETG sheet .020" (0.5mm) thickness as I am going to attempt vacuum forming a canopy for my Chorus Gull.

I have built a scaled up version (6ft span) from the Brian Peckham plan and so the 'standard' size canopy is too small.

Ebay is your best bet here, there is plenty on there in various sizes, thicknesses and cheap. I usually just stick to the UK sellers and there are plenty of those.

I normally buy from there if I can't get to a hobby shop. I make quite a lot of windscreens for Scale RC helis. I can confirm it does work very well with a Vac Former too as I have one and have tried it. I find 0.5 to 0.75 mm best to work with on the Vac Former. 1mm can be done but best only for very simple shape screens.

Mark

DDH23/10/2019 07:45:15
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LMGTFY

David Hayward.23/10/2019 08:50:45
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Posted by DDH on 23/10/2019 07:45:15:

LMGTFY

Well that could be the response to virtually every post with a question. Fortunately there are more helpful people here who appreciate you have probably already done that, but that someone else may have managed to 'dig up' something you did not find.

David Hayward.23/10/2019 08:58:30
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Posted by Mark Stevens 1 on 23/10/2019 03:32:54:
Posted by David Hayward. on 22/10/2019 20:51:05:

Can anyone advise on a good source for PETG sheet .020" (0.5mm) thickness as I am going to attempt vacuum forming a canopy for my Chorus Gull.

I have built a scaled up version (6ft span) from the Brian Peckham plan and so the 'standard' size canopy is too small.

Ebay is your best bet here, there is plenty on there in various sizes, thicknesses and cheap. I usually just stick to the UK sellers and there are plenty of those.

I normally buy from there if I can't get to a hobby shop. I make quite a lot of windscreens for Scale RC helis. I can confirm it does work very well with a Vac Former too as I have one and have tried it. I find 0.5 to 0.75 mm best to work with on the Vac Former. 1mm can be done but best only for very simple shape screens.

Mark

 

Thanks for your helpful response Mark. The canopy itself will be about 300mm x 300mm then I need to allow for overlap and fitting into the frame, so I need fairly large sheets. I have been struggling to find the size I need and prices were higher than I expected. I have looked on ebay and while there seems to be plenty on there, not found anything suitable yet.

Edited By David Hayward. on 23/10/2019 09:26:24

Martyn K23/10/2019 09:07:30
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Try this one.. A2 should be big enough

Ebay PETG

 

Martyn

 

Edited By Martyn K on 23/10/2019 09:08:16

Denis Watkins23/10/2019 09:11:30
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Have used PVC too from SLEC

**LINK**

Steve Houghton23/10/2019 09:40:00
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Sarik themselves are now selling it, although the size 330 x 457 might be tight for your needs:

Sarik PETG

kevin b23/10/2019 10:05:56
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See if you can find a local (small) vac forming company. If you explain what you are doing, they will probably sell you a small sheet. That's what I did.

ken anderson.23/10/2019 10:18:09
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hello David...try some of the craft shops they sell it also....and here...

 

ken anderson...ne..1.....craft shop dept.

Edited By ken anderson. on 23/10/2019 10:23:41

Doc Marten23/10/2019 17:52:23
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Posted by DDH on 23/10/2019 07:45:15:

LMGTFY

Some people think they're so clever 🙄

Hope this is a bit more helpful:

PETG eBay

Edited By Doc Marten on 23/10/2019 18:09:05

David Hayward.23/10/2019 18:39:42
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Thank you to all those that took the time and trouble to provide helpful responses, much appreciated.

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