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Task: Cut leading edge light holes
that the leading edges are riveted together and clecod onto
the wing spar, it was time to install the Duckworks leading
edge landing/taxi lights. The lights we chose are 100W halogens
that mount inside the wing. A lexan lens will be mounted in
the hole to be cut out. Supplied with the landing light kit
is a template that I cut out and placed over the leading edge.
Measuring 18.75" forward from the leading edge skin break,
and 2.5" outboard of the second to last rib, I traced
the template onto the skin.
Using my trusty Dremel tool and an 1/8" endmill bit,
I carefully cut inside the line.
The view from the top of the wing.
Cutting the hole was the easy part, I then carefully shaped
the cutout with a file and emry cloth. This is the left wing
below, the right wing has yet to be shaped after intial cutting.