Time: 2.5 Task: Finished the left leading edge landing
Today I finished the left leading edge landing light. I started
by riveting the #6 nutplates to the retainer strips with AN326AD4-3.5
rivets. There are 3 screws on the top and 3 on the bottom
the hold the lens in place. I shaped, debured, and primed
the strips, lens cover, and light mount. The white paint used
is Rustoleum High Temp.
Next I countersunk the lens with a #40 countersink. Once it
was sufficient to fit a #6 dimple, I enlarged the screw hole
to 5/32. There is a local TAP Plastics that had plastic drill
bits. They work very well! I'll be sure to use them on the
Next is the right wing. Here is the rought cut I made with
my Dremel and a 1/4" endmill.
I used a sanding attachment on my Dremel to get close to the
line. I'll use a file, emry cloth, and then a Scotchbrite
wheel on my die grinder to finish the cutout.
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