Build an RC plane light system with this simple step by step guide. RC light systems have two wing lights as well as a tail light and a front center light, all on the bottom of the fuselage. The lights that come in a wiring harness are clear, but lenses can be added to them in order to change their colors. A properly colored navigation light system gives your RC plane a realistic look, but it also adds weight due to the light control box and batteries.
Unwind the light cords that are attached to the harness. The lights and wires are connected through the center control box. Load the batteries into the center control box and make sure that all of the attached LEDs work properly before proceeding. If a light is not working, it's better to find out and repair it before it is placed in the airplane.
Mount the wiring harness and control box into the fuselage. String the wires through the fuselage and wings until they reach their locations, then snap each light into its LED mount. Pop the lenses onto each LED. The traditional color sequence has a red light on the left wing, a green one on the right and a white light on the tail. You can choose other colors.