Saturday, January 12, 2008

Started Cutting Skin Panels

Today I started cutting out the panels on all four aluminum skin layers. I only cut out those panels held in place with the larger tabs, the fine laser-cut panels have not be removed yet.

Like last time, I used a hacksaw blade to cut the tabs.

Typically, for each panel, I cut most of the tabs, and then gently rocked the panel back and forth to break the remaining tabs.

Thirty-five panels in all were removed. Next up, the fine laser-cut panels, and lots of de-tabbing with a file.

1 comment:

Paul said...

I wish mine came off with such ease! You're very luck, some parts of my skins are warbled from struggling to remove those finer areas near the utility arms, etc