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Date:  8-25-2013
Number of Hours:  3.00
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Brief Description:  Wingtip Lenses

I can't finish riveting the bottom skins until my ACS order arrives, so what to do? I decided to fit the wingtip lenses. I saw on another build log that snips work well to cut the plastic so that is what I used to cut the left and right lenses from the single piece of acrylic Van's supplies. I saw another builder use tape to outline the final shape of the lens. Although I am sure that it worked fine for them, ***I don't recommend this.*** I found it easier and quicker to outline the shape with a Sharpie and use a bandsaw to cut to the line. After smoothing the edges, I had the two lenses "good enough." I then found the instructions which clearly state to fit the lenses while the wingtips are clecoed or otherwise attached to the wings. I cut a "rib" from styrofoam construction board that matched the wing shape and fit it into the wingtip. I checked the shape of the lens again and I think I am still good to go.
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Prior to Cuttiing Half

Prior to Cuttiing Half

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Not Recommended

Not Recommended

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*Mostly* Finish Shaped

*Mostly* Finish Shaped

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