I have finally cut my first glider instrument panel with the MPCNC. It was the reason I built the CNC in the first place; just so I can cut clean holes to mount instruments.
After doing all the CAD (using LibreCAD) in 2D, I cut some scrap stock to verify the patterns were correct.
I then worked out the whole process for doing the cuts on a non-flat surface and here is the finished work:
I didn’t have a good pattern for the outline of the panel so that will be cut with my bandsaw.
Here’s the next step: bonding the flat panel to the tray that actually mounts into the glider:
The blue tape covers some holes that i was filling with epoxy putty.
I’ll post the finished part later this week, after painting and installing the instruments.
BTW, this panel fits into a Glasflugel Standard Libelle, 201