June 2008 Issue
The Home Machinist
Use a CAD program to draw a sophisticated panel, and then get it laser cut to realize the design.
Using a real computer-assisted design (CAD) program to design your panel has multiple benefits. It’s a three-dimensional rendering, which means that you can “plug in” various avionics units to see if they fit, allowing you to test-fly your design. Once the design is finalized, it can be sent to a laser shop that will create a precisely cut panel from your drawing.
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