Aircraft Radio Lenses…

Another project in the long string of micro-manufacturing and prototype work I love to do. I needed to make replicas of certain parts of aircraft for a simulator project I was working on. This particular cockpit was using King Bendix KX155 nav/coms. A friend of mine who works on aviation radios happened to have a KX155 that he was repairing and allowed me to borrow a very badly damaged lens to base my reproductions on.

The upper right lens is the original that I borrowed, it literally was in pieces. The lower left lens is one of my reproductions. Here is a couple pics of the the reproduction lens next to the radio that donated the loaner lens.


As you can see, the remaining lens in the real radio is starting to de-laminate like the loaner lens.


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