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Old 03-09-2015, 09:34 AM
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Default Aerosport Landing Light Installation

I just finished the installation of the Aerosport Landing Light Kit. The most difficult part was the paint. Unfortunately the light bezel intruded on the white as well as the blue paint, so it took a little more effort to match the paint. I used the Baja Designs 4 light super-bright LED. While I haven't tried it at night yet, with the hanger totally darkened, the nose light now makes the 75W wing tip lights look like a small flashlight! Can't wait to get it out at night. I was always hesitant to fly trips at night because of the poor lighting of the wing tip lights. I attached a couple of photos of the installation.


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Old 03-09-2015, 10:48 AM
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Thanks for posting, Bill. Would welcome a pic or two of the inside, particularly how you mounted the Baja lights. (Please, pretty please!)
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:32 PM
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I took a bunch of photos of the inside, but somehow between the hangar and home I lost the SD card. I took the above photos with my iphone. Next time I have the cowl off I will take some photos. What I ended up doing with the wire is using a #18 shielded wire, the Baja light only draws 3.5 amps. I already had heat shield stuck to my cowling, so I used some leftover pieces and just ran a 1 inch wide strip of adhesive heat shield with the wire centered in the middle up to the hinge line, then down the hinge line to the firewall where I used a molex connector. The wire is completely hidden and protected from heat. I will post an inside photo when I remove the cowl next.
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Thanks, Bill. I'm looking at cowl light options and the Baja is high on the list, as is the Rigid Duelly D2. More light, less watts... but more money. Ugh, here we go again! LoL
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:01 PM
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Here is a link to my Phanfare photo album where I have a number of pictures stored of this installation.
http://www.ivankristensen.phanfare.c...geID=226700105

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Old 03-09-2015, 08:03 PM
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Default Dunnellon Fl. airport (X35) Fly-in.

Bill,
Are you still planning to come to the Fly-In at Jesse's this coming weekend?
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:15 AM
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Yes, as long as the weather permits.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:48 AM
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Looks perfect.. The paint may have been tough but you nailed it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:16 PM
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Let us know after your night flight. I have looked at this light and also the AeroLed, which has come out with an led wing tip lights.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:58 PM
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Will do! as soon as I get out at night
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