Saturday, October 4, 2008
Assembling the equipment bay doors
The doors are made as follows:
sand all edges of the door panel, then cut 1/4" aluminum angle to length of each door. on the hinge side, clamp the angle 2 millimeters from the inside edge.
drill 1/8" inch holes down the angle, and through the PVC door. Next, using a large drill bit, carefully counter-sink the hole on the outside of the panel, use aluminum countersink pull-rivets to fasten the angle to the door. The angle will be used later to attach the pushrod horn and hinges for door actuation.