Cut the plexiglass lens to 3/4″ larger than the opening in the wing using the Dremel with a diamond dust blade. Cut like buttah.
Covered the lens with tape to protect it. Put in in place within the wing and traced the opening onto the tape. I lined up the backing places and marked the tape with the finished cut lines. I cut to final size with the Dremel and sanded the edges smooth with a sanding drum in the drill press.
Set the lens into place and used the tape “leash” i made on the front of the lens to pull it tight against the inside of the skin. Drilled and clecoed all th holes with a #30 plexi bit.
Remove the lens from the wing and removed the tape. I countersunk the holes with 100 degree zero-flute countersink bit in the electric drill. I deburred the back side of the holes with a single turn of the same bit.
I used VHB double stick tape to secure the backing plates to the lens.
I installed the landing light onto the bracket that I had riveted into the wing in an earlier step.
I secured the lens in place with #6 stainless screws.
And then repeated the whole process for the right wing.
This completes section 17–Outboard leading edges!
|Today’s Time (hours):||4.0|
|Wing Time (hours):||137.0|
|Total Time (hours):||348.0|