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Old 03-18-2019, 10:49 AM
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How ironic that this old thread was revived a few days ago as that I am trying to figure out what lights to put in my leading edge.

Do these do wig-wag?
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:56 AM
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Do these do wig-wag?
Yes they do.
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Old 03-18-2019, 03:13 PM
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Do these do wig-wag?
With the addition of our wigwag module, yes.

About the size of a box of matches, it is easy to hide behind the panel. It has eight different flash patterns as well.

Unique to Flyleds, you don't even have to replace your existing (possibly hard to replace) panel switch!
It can be set so that the first activation of your panel switch turns both of your lights on as normal. Then a quick Off-On again of your switch activates the wigwag mode. No new holes, no new switches.

Of course if you want separate switches it can be wired that way as well. Click the picture to see a variety of circuit diagrams.

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Old 03-19-2019, 01:07 PM
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With the addition of our wigwag module, yes.

About the size of a box of matches, it is easy to hide behind the panel. It has eight different flash patterns as well.

Unique to Flyleds, you don't even have to replace your existing (possibly hard to replace) panel switch!
It can be set so that the first activation of your panel switch turns both of your lights on as normal. Then a quick Off-On again of your switch activates the wigwag mode. No new holes, no new switches.

Of course if you want separate switches it can be wired that way as well. Click the picture to see a variety of circuit diagrams.

BUT.... What you haven't stated is that when you use the single switch implementation, the current load for each light is cut in half (per the instructions)...
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:00 PM
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BUT.... What you haven't stated is that when you use the single switch implementation, the current load for each light is cut in half (per the instructions)...
Hi Fred
For the first modules we made with the green circuit board, yes that was a limitation. That prompted me to redesign the module using a different switching method and that is now no longer the case.

If you're switching more load than just your Combo lights please drop me an email and I'll send you a new one.

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Old 03-20-2019, 03:43 AM
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Yes they do.
A question to Paul: The circuit diagram shows a dedicated Switch for the Wig Wag function. Is it possible to use one 3-point Switch (like OFF-WigWag-LNDG Ligths)?
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:27 AM
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To do it with a progressive switch (off-on-on) would require some extra blocking diodes out of the switch, which gets ugly pretty quickly.

However it can be done easily with a DPDT centre-off switch:



Kind of like a landing gear switch really... Up for when you're up with a , down for when you're down with a !

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Old 04-03-2019, 06:59 AM
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Thanks Paul for the Info. However, your picture shows a dedicated circuit for the Wig-Wag (the small red board)? Or is that the normal main board?

Also I am interested in the blocking diodes solution. Do you have any schematic with an OFF-ON-ON?

BTW... the flyleds kit was great. Was fun and easy and went together very well. The quality of the instructions is better than what i know from many manufactures of certified equipment. Well done!

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Old 04-03-2019, 07:53 AM
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I don't know if this is a help or a distraction, but my wig-wag controller implements the OFF-WW-ON function.

This is the natural way the switch should work (down is OFF, up is ON and in the middle is WW).

Here's the system schematic:http://www.vx-aviation.com/sprocket/...-2/LIGHTS2.pdf
Here's the circuit diagram of the flasher: http://www.vx-aviation.com/sprocket/...s-2/WWX-1A.pdf

Hope this helps.
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:09 AM
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Thanks Kay! I'm glad you enjoyed putting your kit together.

The conversation above referred to our separate Wigwag module.

For your Flyleds The Works kit, yes you can easily use a "2-10" progressive switch to control the landing lights and wigwag functions on one switch.
There are two ways shown in the switch information sheet:



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