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536000-14 Instrument Panel Fabrication
instrumentpanelmeasuredistanceperdrawingfrombulkheadbmarksiderail_small.jpg marksamedistanceonnoseskineveryfewinches_small.jpg allthewayoverthetop_small.jpg totheoppositeside_small.jpg finishbymarkingthedistanceontheoppositesiderail_small.jpg usedeasyreleasetapetohighlightbehindthemarks_small.jpg placetapemarkersallthewayoverthetoptotheoppositeside_small.jpg instrumentpanellocationcanbeclearlyseen_small.jpg sidepiecestartwithfoamboardtrimmedoffacornertostarttheroughshape_small.jpg
trimalittlemoreheretogettheshapecloser_small.jpg checkprogressoftenthisisagoodstart_small.jpg usedividerstotransfernoseskincurvetothefoamboard_small.jpg trimmingwithawallpaperknife_small.jpg curveisstartingtomatchbutitstillneedsmorework_small.jpg setthedividersclosertogetherastheshapegetscloser_small.jpg keepfittingandtrimmingtakingsmallerandsmalleramounts_small.jpg theprogressionfromasharpcornertoasmoothcurve_small.jpg usingthetapemarkstoalignthefoamboardsidepiecegettingclose_small.jpg
precisefinaltrimmingcanbedoneonthesandingdisk_small.jpg thislooksgoodthesidepieceshouldbeatleastaswideasthesiderail_small.jpg checkfirstsidepieceonoppositesideitisnotperfect_small.jpg itiscloseenoughtotraceandcutouttheoppositesidepiece_small.jpg cutoutsidethelineforthesecondsidepiecesosomefinaltrimmingcanbedone_small.jpg checkthefitofthesecondpieceitcanusealittleadjustmentatthebottom_small.jpg alittletrimmingonthesandingdiskisallitneeded_small.jpg alignthesidepiecewiththetapemarkersandsecurewithtape_small.jpg secureitwellwithtapeonbothsides_small.jpg
sidepiecetemplateisinplace_small.jpg measurefromsiderailtothebottomoftheinstrumentpanelperdrawing_small.jpg bottomheightisoptionaltoolowanditwillskinyourkneecapsgettinginandout_small.jpg marktheoppositesidepiecetemplate_small.jpg noa26inchruleravailablemadeonebyclampingtwoshorterrulerstogether_small.jpg inchesisthewidthbetweenthesiderails_small.jpg clamptheruleracrossthecockpitusingtheinstrumentpanelbottommark_small.jpg extendthelineacrossthesidepiecetemplateononeside_small.jpg thenextendthelineontheoppositeside_small.jpg
bentapieceofcoathangarwiretothegeneralshapeofthenoseskin_small.jpg usingthewiretotraceshapeontotheinstrumentpanelfoamboardtemplate_small.jpg recycledfoamboardfromanearlierbulkheadroughcutouttemplate_small.jpg startwithanoversizepieceoffoamboardfitdoesnothavetobeperfecttostart_small.jpg usedividersguidedbynoseskintomarktrimlinestartwiththedividersfairlywide_small.jpg roughtrimwithknifefinetrimusingthesandingdisk_small.jpg instrumentpanelfoamboardtemplatenowfitsthenoseskinshape_small.jpg transferindexfromtherightsidepiecetobottomofpanel_small.jpg transferindexmarkforbottomoftheinstrumentpanelfromtheleftsidepiece_small.jpg
removepaneltemplateanddrawbottomofpanellinebetweenthemarks_small.jpg trimthebottomofthepanel_small.jpg completedinstrumentpaneltemplateclampedinplace_small.jpg beforeremovingsidepiecetemplatesmarkthemright_small.jpg andleftforeasierassemblylater_small.jpg usecuttingpatternstolocateandroughcutinstrumentpanelsheetblank_small.jpg placepaneltemplateonsheetblankandmarksavecornerscrapsforuselater_small.jpg cutoutinstrumentpanelstayjustoutsidetheline_small.jpg usecuttingpatternstolocateandcutoutsidepieces_small.jpg

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