I have acquired a heavy cold. Not that this would be of much interest to cockpit builders or indeed posterity, but I thought it was worth mentioning since, once again, I didn’t get a great deal done today. What I did get done was the rear bulkhead (read: wall) which gives me two completed and skinned sides. I had hoped to get the side door done too, but I ran out of energy and the will to cut plywood mid-afternoon.
The day began early enough, waiting for a delivery from Wickes of some more 6mm plywood sheets. Since almost all the interior skin and non-backlit panel surface will be composed of this, I needed a fair bit more, so I ordered 10 0.6 x 1.2m sheets. Just as well, as I ran out of plywood for the rear bulkhead due to mucking up the cutting of one panel. The new wood duly rocked up at about 2pm. Read More