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Old 03-11-2018, 07:36 PM
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KCutri KCutri is offline
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Default VFR Night Lights

I am looking to install position/ strobe and landing/taxi lights on my finished RV-3B. Can someone recommend the best way to go about this, and suggest products to consider? Thanks.

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Old 03-12-2018, 08:20 AM
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Default Strobes

Hi. I installed these on my 3a. Easy to install. Not to expensive and are very bright. I purchased the model that has the tail light built into the side lights. You could see the light nicely from behind. As far as the landing/ taxi lights. I never installed them as I did not want to cut holes in my wings or modify my wing tips.
Al Girard, Newport, RI
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:50 PM
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Default Landing light on RV-3

My RV-3 already had position and strobes when I bought it. Mine are cut into the wing tips. Apart from stringing the wires down the wings, It would not be a huge project, but there may be some easier options.

Mine did NOT have a landing light and I needed it to be N-VFR, so I installed a cool LED one I got from Aircraft Spruce. The amp draw is super low, and it provides more than enough light. It has a 2-position toggle switch which gives you steady light or flashing. I flash when taxiing for better visibility.

I cut mine in just above the air inlet scoop on the underside of the cowl. It fit nicely without too much fiberglass work....piece of cake.
Send me a message and I can email you the part number for the light, and send installation photos if you are interested.
Dave Cronwall
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:56 PM
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Default Night

Night VFR Part 91 requires only a strobe and position lights. For many years a single strobe on top of the vertical fin was common on RV's.
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jrs14855 View Post
Night VFR Part 91 requires only a strobe and position lights. For many years a single strobe on top of the vertical fin was common on RV's.
But landing/taxi lights are a good idea. In Canada you only need a landing light if you carry a passenger. I guess they don't care if you kill yourself!
Scott Black
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