I wanted to recreate the holes which criss cross and cover the flight deck just as I did with the hangar deck back in October 2008. These holes have a cross in them and are used to attach aircraft and equipment securely to the deck.
I used Adobe Photoshop and printed out a template with the criss cross pattern on a transparent sheet of paper used to print labels. Whats nice is that the paper has a low tack so it is easy to remove afterwords. I decided to use this system for following reasons:
- The jig system worked well for a straight linear part line a hangar deck but not for a Y deck of a carrier.
- The carrier deck has details that I do not want to drill into which I cannot see properly with a jig.
- The alignment of the jig as it was being displaced on the deck to drill a new set of holes was difficult and not precise.