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  • Member since
    December, 2002
vacuum kits
Posted by seefivein on Monday, December 02, 2002 10:12 PM
Who has had luck making their own vacuum kit

I'm looking at using 12" X 24" sheets of plastic.

what has worked and what has not.

Thanks

Daniel
  • Member since
    November, 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 06, 2002 10:51 AM
Take a look here.

http://www.rcfaq.com/answers/modelbuilding/

These links should answer your questions.

Charles
  • Member since
    December, 2002
Posted by seefivein on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 6:15 PM
WOW

Thanks for the link -lots of info there

I'm having to make parts to build a kit or rtwo - cause there are NO parts out there for the scale.

Daniel
  • Member since
    July, 2013
  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:37 PM

What would be the advantage to vac forming your own kit?

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:44 AM

Daniel :

    What scale are you working in? If it's in a larger or smaller scale than Model railroads for instance, You can always fudge parts from Toys.  T.B.

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, September 22, 2019 9:17 AM

modelmaker66

What would be the advantage to vac forming your own kit?

  

Vac forming parts can be useful to make lightweight contoured parts.  For example an aircraft wing would be heavy if it were made out of solid laminations of sheet plastic.  But if you carve a master and vac over it, not only can you capture the curvature of the airfoil, you can easily impart washout during the assembly process rather than having to incorporate it into the master.

The thin nature of vac parts make them easy to trim to fit as well.

I vac formed some sponsons for a project and don’t think I could have made it any other way.

While resin casting and 3-D printing dominate these days, old fashioned vac forming can offer a cheap, low tech solution.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:20 PM

Tanker - Builder

Daniel :

    What scale are you working in? If it's in a larger or smaller scale than Model railroads for instance, You can always fudge parts from Toys.  T.B.

I wouldn't stay up nights waiting for an answer.

Daniel (seefivein) hasn't posted here in twelve years.

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, September 22, 2019 5:03 PM

Ha ha, I didn’t notice the OP’s posting date either!

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:23 PM

Lot of old threads popping up lately. 

Chad

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