|May 07, 2010, 10:05 PM|
P-51D: Navigation Lights!
Gotta' have those Navigation Lights!
Hey, the light fixtures were already molded into the wing tips so why not install the bulbs? I know the beacon lights on the rudder and the belly are not scale, neither is the landing light for that matter, but hey, they look Kewl!
I used the RC Lander / Hunter series lights as they have the longest leads. The kit comes set-up to have the starboard/port lights blinking. I didn't like that so I y-wired them into the one back light circuit. To get the rudder light to blink I had to install an additional light to complete the blinking sequence, hence the belly light. To do this I had to rob one lead from another set of lights. For the price of these kits, that was no biggie! I made my own fixture for the landing light out of 1/2" acrylic plastic.
UP-DATE 5/18/2010: Added here, is how I made the fixture for the oversize landing light.
UP-DATE 8/10/2010: Navigation Light Lens! I got these Lens Covers from Park Flyer Plastics.
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