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Old 12-03-2017, 08:58 AM
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Default Rudder Bottom Fairing Strobe Light

Anyone have a photo of how a Whelan strobe light is fitted to the R-411 fairing on the bottom of the rudder?
I've searched the archives but can't find one.
Thanks, Tom
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:01 AM
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You might want to have a look at the AeroLed tail light, much more compact than the whelen unit and fits in the fairing with no mods.
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:06 AM
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http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Tail-L.../#.WiQSu2co5l8

This was helpful to me.
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:57 AM
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Forget both of them and get the one from Paul at flyleds. To mount any of them I made an aluminum tin that I bonded into the fairing.

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Old 12-04-2017, 02:11 AM
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:13 AM
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:00 AM
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I retrofitted from a standard lamp housing assembly to the AeroLeds Tail strobe and it fit easily. I made a spacer out of aluminum to fill in the depression from the old lamp mount. I was then able to use the existing mounting holes. It fit inside the existing mount with no other mods. I did have to run a new cable all the way to the panel though. The LED required more wires. I love the added strobe on the tail.
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:21 AM
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For the minimalists, there is another way that makes the adapter rings posed previously just extra undesireable weight.

Years ago, the method was to obtain some 'Marine-Tex' filled epoxy, glob it in behind the 2 holes in the fiberglass and then drill it and tap it to fit the light.

I modified this by using Marine-Tex to glue in a couple of brass threaded inserts I got from the local RC hobby shop.

A bit of TLC to the fiberglass to get it dead flat for a good interface to the light body and you are done.

Link to the tail light page
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