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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......

2 comments:

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

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

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