Perspex/Plexiglass for Flight Deck Windows

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Perspex/Plexiglass for Flight Deck Windows

Post by zillmer »

Hi All,

Just about to put some windows into the FDS Shell and I'm planning to use 5mm perspex for this.

Have others experience using perspex/plexiglass for this and if so is 5mm thickness OK?

It seems to be a trade off between the sheet being rigid enough not to bow inwards, versus not so thick that it creates visual distortions.

Any thoughts?



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Post by jackpilot » ... c&start=60

Polycarbonate sheet
5mm should be fine

Lexan is very easy to work with ( no cracking or splitting)

Attach the windows outside the shell
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