|Day 108||Humanizing cockpit|
|I call it humanizing, the rounding of nasty corners! 2" split pipe came to the rescue once again. This time I split the pipe into quarters leaving it intact with short missed sections as I cut, and it retained its form perfectly. I then cut out all the little bridges, picked the pipe up and dropped it, and it broke into 4 perfect pieces all side by side. Wish I had that on video it was amazing hehe !|
Pipe tacked into position
|In the pic above, a slot
was maintained to accept the pipe, and only the frames
had to be rounded back to seat them on. ( This makes it
easier for tacking it into place. ) The plate on both
sides had to be ground down more at one end as I had
overlooked the slight drop in the cockpit floor that we
implemented to allow for forward drainage.
In the corners, where two pipes sections meet, I have found that making them eack a 45º angle, like a picture frame works the best. Over lapping one leaves a strange shape that is difficult to change, especially when "schedual" type pipe is uses as it is slightly thicker than the 1/8" plate.
|Looks like Gena has a lot of welding to do!|
6 hours - Rounded cockpit edges. Finished cockpit