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Old 06-01-2017, 09:56 AM
Sandrews Sandrews is offline
 
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Default Wingtip Nav/Strobe Lights

What are you guys using for nav/strobe lights in the stock wingtip location? Is there a more economical version than the $700+ kit that Vans sells? I have Landing/taxing lights in the stock location, so just looking for the navs.

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Old 06-01-2017, 10:09 AM
Electrogunner Electrogunner is offline
 
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Default Tips

I did FLY LEDs in the tips and duct works leading edge for landing/taxi. Worked out very nice and clean.
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:36 AM
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Default My plan

My plan is FLYleds and baja design lights. JMHO
I am think of putting the lights in the tips too
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:51 AM
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I just started flying with the FlyLED nav and strobes and have received comments that people can see me at twice the distance as other aircraft due to their intensity. And this is in bright sunlight.

Very happy with them.
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:15 AM
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another vote for flyleds. I put them in my RV-4 and they are fantastic. paul is great to work with.

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Old 06-01-2017, 11:28 AM
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Just finishing up installing them in my 9A tips and tail. Got the wiring mostly run Monday on my project. Still only tested with a 9v battery and they seem very bright. For the price vs performance I am not sure how you could do any better and Paul has been quick to respond to any questions I have had.
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Old 06-01-2017, 03:05 PM
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Default aveo strobes....

Very happy with the AVEO nav/strobe performance and at the time, meeting the FAA night requirements was an important decision factor for me. Not sure what the AVEO lifetime warranty is worth, hope I never have to find out.... Having all the aircraft lights on and watching only a few amps total draw...kudos to the inventor of LED technology!!
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:47 PM
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$50 LEDs pilotlights set of 3 that fit in Grimes mounts, not a sponsor.

Red MSTRBs at $40 Each, one on top over vertical stab fairing and one on belly. superbrightleds- not a sponsor here.

MSTRBs are silent and wicked bright with great coverage. LED Navs do need a toroid clamp magnet on each positive lead, two loops through, near the bulb end in the wingtips. Unshielded wiring existed grounded locally, so the worst case.

Magnatometer, original GRT, is under the fiberglass tail fairing foraward of vertical stab base.

Aero-lites $60 each landing or taxi bulbs in par36 form factor.

$250 and some recycled Grimes housings.
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:53 PM
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Very happy with the AVEO nav/strobe performance and at the time, meeting the FAA night requirements was an important decision factor for me. Not sure what the AVEO lifetime warranty is worth, hope I never have to find out.... Having all the aircraft lights on and watching only a few amps total draw...kudos to the inventor of LED technology!!
I second Aveo, very happy with the product and great customer service.
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:55 PM
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And they honor the warranty no questions asked.
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