After surfing through various web sites, searching the Van's store, and running a few searches on VAF, I decided I need to get a bit of advice. I'm having trouble figuring out how to install the landing lights on my -14.
Based on my searches and common sense, it would appear that the landing lights would need to be installed to W-00017 before riveting it in place. Unfortunately, I didn't figure that out until I had the left bracket installed.
At issue: How does the landing light install/connect to W-00017?
Since wing wiring is going to take place very soon, it would make sense to do the installation of the light (or at least the prep) now. The plans in section 17 do not address this. It would seem to me that Van's would have given at least some
indication of what is needed at this time.
- Is this indeed the right time to install the landing light(s)?
- What size light will/should or is best to fit in the wing?
- What is needed to connect this light to the air frame?
- Is there any way to do this AFTER W-00017 is installed?
I'm a bit frustrated by having to take valuable build time on a Saturday morning to post on something as simple as section 17. (By the way, gotta love the verbiage on 17-09; step 1 last sentence.)
Sorry for the rant. The kit and plans have been excellent to this point and the fit and finish are beyond excellent. The verbiage in the written instructions just leaves a bit to be desired in a number of places.
Many thanks to any of you who could take a look at the questions above and give me your thoughts.