Yesterday I was able to get the metal parts for the left sub-panel cut out.
Because I only have one .125″ cutter left, I needed to go very slowly and take very small “bites” out of the material. The panel is 6061-T6 aluminum, 0.062″ thick. At the feed rate I used and taking .01″ per pass, it took four hours and forty-six minutes to cut.
Here’s the result of all that time:
I installed the “starter” push-button into the panel to see how it would fit with the test engraving of the light plate that I did. The test light plate is made of card stock that I engraved on the Mini-24. Below is a close up of the engraving.
It’s kind of hard to see in this picture, but the result is very nice.
The three rectangular cutouts at the top are for the landing gear indicators.