I would have normally built the wing first, since it is needed at a couple of points to finalize the pod and install the tail surfaces. However, since the wing plan was not finished at the time, I began construction on the pod and tail surfaces. For the second prototype, the laser cut version, I will start with the wing.
My first step was to build a pod kit, as you see in the first photograph. Thanks to the wonders of laser cutting, none of you will have to cut out any of those pieces.
The pod sides and nose block laminations are all 1/8 balsa, and the pod bottom pieces are two laminations of 3/32 balsa. The wing saddle reinforcement pieces are cut from 1/64 plywood. The carbon boom is the same unit that Jose offers on his Apogee 400 and is well suited for the Apogee Sport.
The second photo shows the bulkheads, cut from 1/16" plywood. That will certainly make you appreciate laser cut parts.