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Old 05-17-2019, 08:58 AM
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Thumbs up Vaqcuform machine- DIY instruction

I found this article on how to make and use a simple Do It Yourself vacuform machine. It is geared mostly toward radio controlled aircraft parts, but the same is used to make canopies and other parts we use in our paper model hobby.

https://www.modelairplanenews.com/va...EDe7B0VlZ9W62w


This is not the only article and many others posted their own versions on line.


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Old 05-17-2019, 10:15 AM
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Thank you Isaac - that looks pretty good and he is very clear in explaining the way forward.

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Vacuforming has always been an issue for me - it is the lack of my ability to do this that primarily stops me from making aircraft models, so I need to get around to making a machine - relatively cheaply though.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:38 AM
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have been thinking about making one myself several times, a lot of tutorials on youtube....

this is a randomly choosen video

there's more than one road that leads to rome, but the basics are more or less the same....
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Foute Man - did you watch that video? Interesting, but not a positive result!
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I made me one........... works pretty good using a shop vac and a heat gun..........you must be patient and not heat up the plastic quickly........
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I made me one........... works pretty good using a shop vac and a heat gun..........you must be patient and not heat up the plastic quickly........

That's almost as big as my smoker!


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Foute Man - did you watch that video? Interesting, but not a positive result!
to be honest, i did not finish it unfortunately i could not find the videos i watched a few years ago and the first video i had linked to turned out to be a guy talking for hours about his channel and social media activities..... so i had to pick another one
but the basics are the same in every video and most bloggers/video hosts will tell you the final result is based on trial and error.....
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