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“The distinctive shape of the deck panel in this stage marks it out as part of the saucer’s starboard impulse engine housing.




Materials: Everything non-electrical in this stage is plastic.


Assembling Deck Panel U3-02

Step A

Carefully remove six (6) Escape Pod Covers, three (3) Clear Windows and four (4) Dark Windows from their sprues and fit them into the back of Deck Panel U3-02, as shown.

Reminder: I sanded all of these windows down already. See The Windows page for more details:

As before, I used pieces of black electrical tape behind the Escape Pod Covers and Dark Windows to reduce light leak:

Fit Reflector Panel U3-02-A to the back of this panel, capturing the windows and pod covers:

Slide the LED on the yellow/black wires of the Deck Panel Light cable into this slot of the Reflector Panel, as shown.

NOTE: The LED on the red/black wires of this cable will be used to light the Impulse Engine in a later stage:

Secure the Reflector Panel into place with three (3) BP screws:

We can test these new window lights by connecting this Deck Panel Lights cable to the PCB and Battery Box:


This is the Deck Panel that will surround the starboard impulse engine. Since we will attach it later, keep it stored safely for now. The unused Left Neck Rear Windows part will be needed in the next stage, so keep it nearby.

Next Up

Stage 34 – Deck Panel U3-03, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers

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