Build day 3 and the pit is now starting to take shape: the day was taken up with cutting, sanding and fitting ribs for the left hand side of the fuselage. As the finished pit will not be that strong, I’ve decided to use a feature from the original design and include a door.
Although this does aid entry and egress it also makes the construction significantly more complex and build time will be longer.
As I’ve run out of wood, the right Fuselage side will have to wait. Also, I can’t do much more until the front cabinet design is finalised: the fuselage sides need to have the correct taper at the front and I can’t get this without the cabinet.
The front cabinet in the example build houses two PC’s but I want mine to hold perhaps 4 (3 visual and 1 gauge), so the cab needs to be big enough for 4 small desktops.
Probably a visit to the timber yard is next, then bring the right side up to the build state of the left, then cut the doors. If I can catch up on the right side and cut the doors by the weekend, I’ll be really happy!
On the misc side I’ve started some WIKI pages on the main site to start thinking about what I need to do. Hardly project management 😉