A quick guide to setting up the lighting for Phantom.
This covers the wingtip lights, the fin light, the nosewheel light, and cockpit lighting.
All the required components and tools are in contained in the tin.
This guide is split into the FOUR sections listed below, for ease of understanding. The process should by easy to understand and implement by anyone with a positive attitude and a modicum of competence.
- Wingtip lights.
- Fin light.
- Nosewheel door light.
- Cockpit lighting.
ONE – WINGTIP LIGHTS
There are FOUR wingtip lights in total, two on the port side (Left, RED, forward and aft) and two on the starboard side (Right, GREEN, forward and aft). The coloured glass lamp covers are held in place by a few small Phillips screws, so you will need the Phillips screwdriver from the tin.
The forward lamp covers are held in place by TWO screws. The aft lamp covers are held in place by THREE screws (note carefully WHICH three screws, as there are 3 other screws which do NOT secure the cover). Remove the screws to reveal the location where the mini-LED torches will be placed. Place a switched on mini-LED torch into each void, and re-secure the lamp covers. NOTE that the aft lamp covers have a darker/more-opaque half. This darker half should be facing INWARDS, towards the aircraft.
TWO – FIN LIGHT
The fin light is a larger opening, secured by a number of small Phillips screws, and easier to access if using a set of steps. Remove the lamp cover and place TWO switched on mini-LED torches in the space. Ensure that these LEDs are facing FORWARD, for maximum effect. Re-secure the red lamp cover.
THREE – NOSEWHEEL DOOR LIGHT
This is basically just a high-powered torch which is placed behind the nosewheel door glass. Ensure the torch has been charged up (USB connecter) and it is placed on the “string” mount, with the torches’ wrist strap secured around the undercarriage fitting. The torch itself can have the beam set to different intensities and spread.
FOUR – COCKPIT LIGHTING
In order to give the subtle appearance of “red-lighting” in the cockpits, some red glow sticks can be placed inside the cockpits as required. Once removed from the packaging, they are activated by a simple “BEND, SNAP and SHAKE”, and they can be secured inside the cockpit using the cables they come with.
The Lighting Kit also comes with a number of spare LR44 batteries for the mini-LED torches.
And below is a selection of images showing what the finished results should look like.
Once finished with the lighting, it would be appreciated if everything could be returned to the state it was found in, and the Lighting Kit components returned to the Tin.