Thought about the lighter smaller AGM batteries however can achieve a greater weight saving by eating a few less pies :-) Should do both really, so may be a future upgrade.
Getting very close now. Basically seats & belts, wings, bonnet & mirrors, rear 'view' mirror, engine cover lid and trimming for the IVA. Sounds like a few days work on paper (...how many times have I said that!)
COR fitted. The one bit of the build I not happy with at all.
A bit of prep in order to get a decent seal
Cover fitted. Wish I could say the slope from right to left was an optical illusion but nope, my COR lives up to its reputation. Oh well. Managed a good seal for the IVA. Maybe the seats will hide some of the randomness. Defo something to rework in the near future.
Decided I don't really like piano hinges, so I improvised something using bonnet hinges from a Mercedes sprinter. First loose fit seems to work nicely. Need to space and tweak to get everything perfectly aligned.
The opening action yields a near 90 degree opening before the air intake hits the hoop. Result!
Will try some springs on the hinges to see if I can make it self supporting.