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March 21,2005

Making Locost Side Panel Template

Picture of locost side panel template


After installing the locost nose cone, and the boot. The side panels should be fitted and attached at the ends. The side panel will need to be spaced away from the frame where it meets the scuttle. So do not attach the center section yet.

A cardboard template is prepared to ensure that the side panels are cut in the correct location. This takes a lot of thought and care as there is not much room for error.

Picture transfering the template to the Locost side panel

The template will work for either side (as long as you have built the locost symmetrically). To use template on the other side simply fold the flap the other way.


Two tools that seem to work really well to cut the locost side panels. The tool in the die grinder is a 1/2" stone.