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Old 10-01-2016, 02:07 AM
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But to legally fly at night, an anti-collision light must also be visible from above.
Is that the case? Not all the way above...

Whelen (and the FAA) only require +/- 75 degrees from horizontal...

http://www.whelen.com/pb/Aviation/Sy...%20Systems.pdf
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:44 AM
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I really like your installation, Matt. Have you flown with it yet and does it flash in the cockpit?
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Old 10-01-2016, 08:03 AM
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I really like your installation, Matt. Have you flown with it yet and does it flash in the cockpit?
My project is currently on pause due to a cross-country move, so I'm still in the building phase. I did temporarily install it on the rudder and it did not shine directly through the canopy (it's pretty far back from the VS leading edge). It may or may not reflect on the wings, I don't know yet.
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Old 10-01-2016, 12:16 PM
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Thanks. I like the idea of a flashing beacon to indicate engine start, day or night, and yours looks pretty low-profile.
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I'm about ready to start riveting my VS together and was on the fence about adding a recog light to the tip. After reading this thread I think I definitely want to add one, or at least give myself the option to add one later. So I'm planning on running some wire up through the VS and sealing the ends off (for now) with heat shrink to keep moisture out. My question is: What's the best way to run the wire and affix it? My initial thought is to bring it up through one of the lightening holes in the nose rib at the base of the VS, attach it to the front spar with two clamps evenly spaced, and then run it through a new hole that I will drill in the tip rib. Any thoughts or suggestions on a better way to do it? The wire I was going to use is 18ga 27500 mil-spec shielded.
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:11 PM
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Whelen sells sanely priced lamps of all size and shape for fire company, police and
EMT s, also many colors ! Tom
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Thanks. I like the idea of a flashing beacon to indicate engine start, day or night, and yours looks pretty low-profile.
What's the difference between that and just turning on your strobes and yelling "Clear"?

Also, I haven't seen anyone put "logo lights" that illuminate the VS yet. I always thought that would be a cool mod.
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:03 PM
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Superbrightleds sells the "MSTRB" for $35.

No noise. One in the VS cap, just a few inches from the rear so it has the most shadowing of the cockpit. Add one on the belly. Run a wire to connect their two yellow sync wires. $70, done.
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:22 PM
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I use the feniex cannon on my belly and tail - they're insanely bright and have no noise. Im sure the aeroleds and whelens are better suited for aviation but for my purposes and $65 these were amazing. I also was able to hook a 3 way switch so I can have different presets

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Old 03-02-2018, 10:37 AM
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Thank you all for this most timely discussion and information. Just ordered the MSTRB flasher. About $45 delivered. As above, I will mount this unit on top of the VS of my RV-12. Flying from really busy airports here in the L.A. basin, this addition is almost necessary as there is a lot of ground traffic. White flashers on the wing tips will be turned on as I take the runway.

The MSTRB flasher number is MSTRB-360-R. Thanks again for the info.
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