Hi there Craig,Thanks guys,
its all wood (construction ply) 17mm for most parts. 12mm for the base panel and the boxing in under the wings. All joints screwed and glued.
For glue, I can highly recommend "SikaBond - TechGrip" it's a polyurethane glue that expands into the wood as at dries. Screws hold everything in place and under compression while the glue dries, but on a test joint, I actually removed the screws and tried to break the joint. when it did finally break, it was the ply that broke, not the joint. That really gave me confidence in this glue, especially as butt joining ply is not considered a very strong joint as 50% of the ply thickness will be end grain.
Anyone on or near the Gold Coast is welcome to take a closer look or see me for ideas on their own project.
Yes, lots of planning, especially when it came to making the most of the space. I tried to draw up plans but in the end I downloaded a free 3D drawing package called "Sketchup", the free version is all you need, I spent about an hour working through the online tutorials and then designed the whole thing on computer.
It was a huge advantage and being able to draw things exactly to size also meant that there was no doubt once I started cutting panels.
Here's what I designed in Sketchup
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you can get it at SketchUp | 3D for Everyone and it's available for both Windows and Mac
next project for me will be the suspension