STRAKE WINDOWS. Strake Hole Preparation

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Outside visibility for rear passengers in the Velocity is not great because it is blocked by the strakes and the windows are placed high on the fuselage. Therefore, I decided to do what many have done and placed windows on the strake storage space for the rear passengers. I installed these windows using the same installation process used for the other windows. I cut and formed the acrylic pieces while the fuselage was upside down. I protected the acrylic pieces with masking tape and used them to trace the outline of the holes. I then traced a second outline 3/8" inside of it. I cut the inner skin with a Dremel and finished the edges with a 36 grit sanding disc and 150 grit sandpaper. I removed all the foam and sanded the inner surface perimeter of the outer skin. I shaped the removed inner skin to the smaller outline I had drawn on it and used it as a template for the smaller hole on the outer skin. I then cut the outer skin and finished the edges of the hole.

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