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Old 02-16-2017, 09:42 PM
Mark C. Mark C. is offline
 
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Default mounting LED Bulb

Steve, even if you modify the mount. Like only use a section of it, not a 360deg. hold of the bulb. I love the idea because of setting the angle for the light beam to come out straight. Mark C. RV9A
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:36 AM
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Default Great find

Hopefully they will be available again soon or from another source.

Do you have any pics at night? Have you used them landing yet? How was it?

Thanks,

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Old 02-18-2017, 08:47 PM
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Default PAR36 design

has promise but will not fit RV-9 wing tips. maybe someone else can use it. still some dimensional tweaking to do. weight without fasteners = .39 lb. rotate base and wedge to achieve beam angle. I need to add some cooling vent holes in the base. you know, a couple hours Thursday and three hours today, hit the print button and go to the airport and go flying. when you get home the parts are ready.... it's a new age folks. and many thanks to EAA and Solidworks for the free software.









comes with drill template


maximum angle, clock base and wedge to angle desired




zero angle
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:30 PM
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Default not sure what it's good for

more of an exercise than anything. +/- 10 degree option at install. this light is rated at 18W and the max operating temp ~120F. I suppose I could chop off the base at the bottom of the lower wedge and eliminate an inch but that would eliminate those cool hex nut features.







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Old 03-16-2017, 08:52 AM
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Default Back on Amazon

I see these are back available on Amazon. A ordered a pair to play with. Planning on mounting them in the leading edge Duckworks hardware.

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Old 03-18-2017, 12:27 PM
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Just mounted a pair of these in my leading edge Duckworks mounts. I previously had Duckworks PAR36 reflectors with 35W HID lamps, and these are noticeably brighter.

The only modification that was required was a washer between the rear mount plate and retaining cup because this LED lamp is a bit thicker on the front side of the mount. I removed the HID driver circuitry and wired these up instead, and the weight difference was a wash (actually saved a few tenths of an ounce per side).

Went flying for the first time with them today, and they were completely silent electrically and didn't affect radio transmission or reception one bit. I just ordered more for replacements if these ever quit, because I'm sure once everyone gets word about these they're going to disappear FAST!
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:02 AM
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Do these lights have capability to wig-wag effectively?
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:19 AM
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Do these lights have capability to wig-wag effectively?
Yes, but much depends on your wig wag controller. If you use the B&C controller, there will be an extra couple of resistors needed. I think the setup is in their wiring instructions.

I built my own controller with no moving parts, which does not depend on a resistive element being connected for switching. Works a treat!
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:11 PM
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I was glad to see these become available again to give them a try...Wow! They throw quite a bit of light for low power. The Duckworks leading edge kits are on order and can't wait to get two of them installed. This pic is just one of the lamps positioned at the left wing outer bay with a 12v battery attached. The dimly lit fence across the field is about 400 ft.

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Old 04-15-2017, 07:51 AM
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Where would one go to purchase the RV4 wing tip assembly that Xkizme1 has? I'm ready to to the full LED swap and all his lights within one lens seems like a good way to go.
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