Building a Cessna/ Piper Panel - Part 2, Assembly

Part 2 - Assembly

At this point, I’m going to assume you have all your wooden parts cut with the glareshield extension (sandwich) glued together. Next, you need to place your monitor into position in order to cut out the small section that allows it to sit close to the outer panel.

This is how the panel looks at this point.
This is how the panel looks at this point.

 Before that, you need to remove the monitor’s front outer casing (carefully); if you have a look on YouTube, there are plenty of videos showing how it's done. There are so many monitor manufacturers and while the methods are similar, the construction of each case is different. During the removal process, you will also need to deal with the monitor control switches. In the case of the Dell monitor I used they were moulded into the bezel. Because I had no intention of reusing the monitor I simply cut out the corner section of the bezel, however once again yours might be a different configuration.

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