1 Oct 04 - Finishing the Landing Lights

The only thing that is left to do on the lights is to get the plexiglas attached to the wings - the lights are already mounted and the plexiglas has already been cut to the correct shape.

However, this is the first time I've drilled holes in plexiglas, so a certain amount of experimentation was necessary before I started working with the actual parts. Drilling plexiglas wasn't as difficult as I thought it was going to be - just go slowly, and don't drill a large hole in one go - drill a small one, and then make it larger later.

The tape "handle" you make for drilling the holes in the plexiglas - used to hold it in place when you match drill the holes.
Plexiglas with the metal strips/nutplates on. This is held to the plexi with double sided tape.
Same thing - just a view from the other side.
There's the finished product. The fit is pretty darn good!
These are both good things to have. Why? Keep reading.

I'd like to take a minute and rant about how cool Boelube and Goo Gone are - I ended up using them both during this phase of the project. Let's talk about one at a time:

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