BOGUS BATOID PHOTO DIARY

FINAL DESIGN SKETCH OF BOGUS BATOID

FULL SCALE WING LAYOUT

STRONGBACK FOR ATTACHING FRAMES

ATTACHING ACCENT STRIPS

ATTACHING ACCENT STRIPS – FRONT VIEW

MORE STRIPS

STARTING TO TAKE SHAPE

SOME STRIPS NEEDED PERSUSAION TO GO INTO PLACE

STERN VIEW

FILLING IN THE STERN

READY FOR SANDING  – FRONT VIEW

READY FOR SANDING – REAR VIEW

SANDING BOTTOM HALF OF HULL

MORE SANDING

TOP HALF

TOP HALF

TOP AND BOTTOM HALVES TAPED TOGETHER FOR FIBERGLASSING INSIDE OF HULL SEAM

TWO HALVES EPOXIED TOGETHER

FIBERGLASSED HULL SIDE VIEW

LAYOUT OF CANOPY – THE IDEA WAS TO HAVE NO COMPOUND CURVES IN THE WINDSHIELD THAT WOULD REQUIRE HEAT FORMING

FIBERGLASSING CANOPY MOLD (SHAPED FROM PINK FOAM INSULATION)

LAYING OUT CUTOUT FOR WINDSHIELD

CUTOUT COMPLETE

ATTACHING FINS WITH EPOXY FILLETS

MARTIN TAKING A BREAK FROM SANDING WINGS TO AIRFOIL SHAPE

SHAPING FOAM NOSE BLOCKS

FINAL COAT OF EPOXY RESIN

INSTALLING SEAT MOUNTING BLOCKS

READY FOR WATER TESTING

FINAL ASSEMBLY IN OUR LIVING ROOM

FIRST TIME IN THE WATER 7 HOURS BEFORE LEAVING FOR RACE

LAST MINUTE TRIM ADJUSTMENTS

OUR SETUP AT THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL SUBMARINE RACE

TALKING TO VISITORS

READY FOR OUR FIRST DIVE

LAUNCHING

RETURNING AFTER A RUN

PULLING SUB FROM THE WATER

A HAPPY CREW

SUBMARINE LAUNCH AREA

FRONT VIEW

DRIVE MECHANISM

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2 Responses to BOGUS BATOID PHOTO DIARY

  1. Pingback: Bogus Batoid Photo Diary « Fauxfish’s Weblog

  2. We’re entering ISR this year and it’s been our very first fiberglass project. Boy, did we learn a lot. I hope one day we can aspire to your level of craftsmanship! The Bogus Batoid is BEAUTIFUL!

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