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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
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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 06-06-2017, 10:48 PM
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Default very cheap- DIY

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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.

Thanks
Its old but works great- the LEDs today are brighter and less expensive but 6 years later they still all work flawlessly. I think it was $20 per side for the whole project
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ht=pete+howell

As for the strobes- using old police strobes- from strobes n more- here is an example http://www.strobesnmore.com/Surface-...ained-LED.html - I dont have these but if I was installing today probably would go this route.

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Old 06-08-2017, 02:00 PM
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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.

Thanks
Hey guys here is another option from SF Sport Aviation:

http://sfsportaviation.com/index.php...ry&path=24_101

Check out our Facebook page for more pictures:

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Old 07-03-2017, 03:27 PM
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EDIT: Hmmm....No idea why this ended up here; it was a response to the thread about a diode on the back of an alternator.....

If you're right, and it is a transorb, then you need to ask yourself why it's blown up. If the alternator went into overvoltage, it would have blown. If the battery was ever hooked up backward, it would have blown.

Note that if installed in a properly configured system (definitely *not* the case in that picture), the transorb (or a zener diode, for that matter) would not blow; the fuse/breaker that's (should be) upstream would blow/trip.

See the data sheet on the Spruce link for proper configuration. It isn't intended to protect the B lead circuit of the alternator, and cannot actually protect anything wired as shown in your pic.

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Old 07-04-2017, 04:48 PM
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Default FLYLEDS

Yep another A++ for FLYLEDS.

I have had them for near on 3 years and brilliant.

And support.......second to none. Any issues, Paul is always there to give a hand.
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