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Old 02-02-2017, 11:46 AM
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I still don't understand how one would mount this. (In general, I know nothing about PAR36-style lights.) There is no built-in place to screw a bracket onto it. The only thing I can think is that one could drill holes in the heat sink fins on the back and attach a bracket that way. Any guidance?
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:05 PM
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I hope this isn't something you already know. It seems like the stock Vans setup wedges the lip of the bulb between 2 pieces of aluminum (??). The MR16 halogens are just a bulb like the LED bulb being discussed here. I would think a part or two would have to be fabricated to mount these new bulbs.

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Old 02-15-2017, 08:49 PM
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I still don't understand how one would mount this. (In general, I know nothing about PAR36-style lights.) There is no built-in place to screw a bracket onto it. The only thing I can think is that one could drill holes in the heat sink fins on the back and attach a bracket that way. Any guidance?
I thought I would try one of these landing lights but same for me, I couldn't determine how to mount it so I thought I would try a couple designs and print from plastic.

Here's the first design printing now. I'm trying to move the lens as far fwd as possible to be able to point the light properly past the leading edge of the fairing. the mount can be rotated at install to achieve the proper angle.... if it fits. rotate the black and grey for angle. it is going to look goofy. any other ideas appreciated.

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Old 02-16-2017, 04:05 AM
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prototype of the base. coarse print for speed. a couple more parts to design and print yet. not bad for a couple hours work. obviously, you don't need all the holes for mounting. they are for clocking options to achieve angle. yet to be determined, will it fit? I didn't have a model of the wingtip lens so this will be trial and error. base weight = 0.19 lb













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Old 02-16-2017, 06:37 AM
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Concerning the "mounting problem"... Pictures seem to indicate these are secured just like regular old automotive headlights used to be - and in fact, appear to be a direct replacement for them. Why not just run down to the local wrecking yard and grab a bucket and ring from the first pre 1980 car you see?

Or am I missing something?
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:24 AM
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Oh great! The Amazon ad says currently unavailable!
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prototype of the base. coarse print for speed. a couple more parts to design and print yet. not bad for a couple hours work. obviously, you don't need all the holes for mounting. they are for clocking options to achieve angle. yet to be determined, will it fit? I didn't have a model of the wingtip lens so this will be trial and error. base weight = 0.19 lb














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Very nice print!! I will have to remember this when I install my lights this summer.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:08 AM
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that's just my luck. I only purchased one.
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that's just my luck. I only purchased one.
That's really cool, Steve. Above my capabilities though!

My current plan is just to drill through a couple of the cooling fins on the back and attach it to a U-bracket with some #6 screws. Then attach that to my Duckworks bracket. Though I don't think these lights are any brighter than my current 100W halogens, I should be able to move them much closer to the leading edge of the wing for better light coverage. We'll see.

If it doesn't work, I'll have a slightly mangled second one for you to pair with your first!
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:55 PM
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no way this is going to fit. the 9 wing tips are different than the 4. well, I'll still finish the design. maybe someone else can use it sometime. this is what happens when you don't have a model of the design space, or just take some simple measurements. duh.

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