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    Flyingeeza
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    X-Air windows

    Well chuffed! X-Air Falcon PtF renewed...new sails look great.
    Advice please...what type of plastic are the door and pod transparencies made of?
    Any advice on where to source a sheet or two would be much appreciated too.
    Many thanks!

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    X-Air windows

    Hi Paul, the transparency material is called Lexan. Getting the right thickness is important, too thick and it's too heavy and difficult to bend, too thin and it's flimsy. I recall it being 2mm but I just can't find where I've seen that documented. I believe that supplied parts need to be trimmed so keep the originals for pattern templates. Try the UK agent as the transparencies carry part numbers for the standard X'air. If you want the Lexan for other purposes, try e-bay!

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    Flyingeeza
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    X-Air windows

    Hi John. It's 1.5mm thick, and I just need to replace a door that has a few too many cracks around the catch area. Many thanks for your advice John.

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    X-Air windows

    You will probably find that buying a sheet of the aproprate material is cheaper than buying from the manufacturer. As you have to trim it anyway we have found that making your own is just as easy,normaly faster and cheaper, 1.5 is very easy to work.

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    X-Air windows

    Try Paul Dewhurst at Flylight. 1.5mm lexan is used in the Skyranger.

    Alan

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    I'm certain I posted last night.............. Paul, you might find the information in this publication very useful for drilling, cutting and mounting. See Section 2. http://www.theplasticshop.co.uk/plastic_technical_data_sheets/lexan_polycarbonate_sheet_processing_guide.pdf

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