Step 1 was to cut the BID tape strips. At first, I thought BID tape was something you bought 'off-the-shelf'. But it turns out, BID tape is simply strips of BID (about 3" wide) cut to the length you need. They have a 45 degree orientation.
The plans aren't clear on whether or not the firewall receives a few strips of tape; I figured it couldn't hurt so I cut some for the firewall as well.
After cutting the strips, I prepped my bench to prepreg the strips. I started by laying a strip of cling wrap onto my table top...
I then prepped the bulkhead/fuselage mating surface by sanding it smooth and brushed on some resin to the surface.
I applied it with the cling wrap on the outside, positioned it in place, and then peeled the cling wrap off like applying a band-aid. I then used a brush to tuck the fiberglass into the corner and removed any air bubbles.
This process was then repeated MANY more times... for the front seat (forward, aft, left and right sides), the rear seat (forward, aft, left and right sides), the instrument panel (forward, aft, left and right sides)... you get the picture.
Here is the rear seat...
Peeling the cling wrap off. Notice how I let the tape extend past onto the through holes. This is easily trimmed using the dremel tool after its cured.
Getting rid of air bubbles...
And vuala! BID tape applied!
Here is the F22 bulkhead. The plans only has you apply tape to the area outlined in red for now. It later gets reinforced in later chapters. Here, I sanded the area dull, brushed on resin to the mating surfaces and applied a bead of flox to the corner.
I then applied the prepregged tape and peel plied the edges for a smooth transition.
Here is an example of taping the instrument panel; same procedure here... sanded the mating surface dull, brushed on resin to the mating surfaces and applied a bead of flox...
and then applied the prepregged BID tape.
Same thing with the front seat edges...
After all the tapes cured overnight, I then trimmed all the through-holes (using the dremel tool) and sanded everything smooth and flush!
I turned the fuselage over on its side to make it easier to sand all the edges smooth!
And there you have it! All the bulkheads 'taped' to the fuselage sides!
Next up... the F28 bulkhead and doublers!