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This blog is dedicated to the restoration and modification of a Glasfl├╝gel Standard Libelle H201B, and a tribute to those who have dared to do the same, and to those who are helping with seeing this dream take flight.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Creating a new fuselage access hatch - Part 2

Here is an update on the hatshelf hatch cover.

Before the cover is painted and mounted in the fuselage, I needed to decide where and what to do with the radio speaker.

The radio I plan to buy has a radio speaker box, but the size could have created an access problem near the batteries and with push rod articulation.

Robert suggested a speaker for the radio and it looks like it would fit in the hatch.

With a little modification to the outside of the speaker-box, I was able to create mounting point on the case face.

I created a pattern of the grill cover and the screw holes.

I was able to cut the openings cleanly with a Dremel tool and drill.

I then did a test fit with speaker housing.

After a final light sanding on the surface, I applied a primer coat, ready for the next steps, Mounting the piano hinge and painting.

What fun, what joy......


  1. What kind of radio are you putting in it?

  2. I'm putting in a Becker AR6201. I've been waiting a year for this one!