As I write this update, Section 15 and the final work on the leading edges are now complete. As you can see from the build hours put into the final portion of Section 15, there wasn't a whole lot left in this section. It was a simple matter of fitting the landing light lenses in the leading edges of each wing and securing assistance to drive the rivets attaching the top skins of the leading edges to main spars.
Up until this point, all of the work I have done has involved aluminum and metal. The landing light lenses were my first venture into the
The raw landing light lens is first rough trimmed and then covered in a layer of masking tape to protect it from any scratching.
|Rough trimmed lens with masking tape.|
The mounting brackets are temporarily placed for reference.
|My drawing skills are crude, but effective here.|
It's then time to adhere the brackets to the lens using double-stick tape.
Finally, the lens is mounted to the leading edge using stainless screws.