Re: polycarbonate windows, further questions
- --- In bolger@y..., dbaldnz@y... wrote:
> Interested to see the posts on thickness required for polycarblike
> windows. I am converting Micro Oink to a Navigator, and sounds
> 6mm polycarb would do the job, but-acrylic
> 1. I have also heard polycarb is much softer (flexible) than
> etc, and though it will not break, could 6mm be "uncomfortably"Doubt it would be to flexible. Especialy if there is even the
> flexible? Largest windows are nearly 3'x2'.
slightest amount of curve in the window. The sample piece I have is
pretty stiff. I'd say stiffer than the same thickness of ply.
> 2. How do you cut it? Fine jigsaw?Woodworking tools, carbide bits preferred.
> 3. When you drill holes through acrylic, you have to use a slowVery similar melting points.
> speed, or the heat generated cracks the acrylic. Is polycarbonate
> I would be grateful for any tips, because I imagine this stuff is