The Plotter Zeus² 9 and the H5000 Pilot Controller will be mounted on our pedestal. Since the comercially available instrument pods are too large and too expensive I attempt to build the pods myself of CFK.
1. Construction of cardbox models of the two pods
2. Construction of a hot wire foam cutter
3. Construction of polystyrol shapes.
3. Rounding of the edges
The small blank was laminated with 4-8 layers of 163 g/m² glass Filament fabric (finish twill). The next step was sanding, followed by the next layer of epoxy resin with chopped 3 mm fiberglass fibers around the edges.
5. Sanding and Application of Top Coat
Both pods were sanded. The gaps were filled with thickened epoxy. Then the gaps were filled with Polyester and sanded again. Then several layers of two-component topcoat were apoplied and finally the surface of the pods was sanded up to grid 1600 and polished.