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Old 02-14-2018, 04:21 PM
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Default Can you identify this wingtip lens?

Can somebody help me identify the maker of this plexi lens? It's on a circa 2010 8A (non-batwing) and we believe the lens was heated to make the Whelen bulb fit. There is a desire by the new owner to relocate the strobe aft a bit and replace the lens with one whose shape hasn't been modified.

Looking for a set.

I couldn't remember if this was the standard Van's lens (it's not a 90* angle), so asking here. Pics...








Thanks in advance if you have any ideas,
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:49 PM
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Default Vans.

Van's made two mod kits for the W415 wingtip:
The first was made using aluminium pieces and the faces were at 90 degrees to each other.
The second, which this one looks like, was a fibreglass insert with ~120 degree faces.

Van's have discontinued both styles and won't make any more lenses. I've asked them a few times because I still get customers asking me for them as well...

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Old 02-14-2018, 06:12 PM
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Paul is right. That's Van's product with a fiberglass insert you had to cut into the tip. Those are on my airplane.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:00 PM
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Well now we know. Thank you. I figured somebody with the same style would recognize it. If anyone has (2) lens kits they are parting out, please let me know.

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Old 02-14-2018, 07:27 PM
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I'm surprised Vans won't point customers to the vendor which made these... Heck, I bet they could sell 25 sets to people like me who have 15-20 year old lenses that are beginning to look shopworn.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:05 PM
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I'm surprised Vans won't point customers to the vendor which made these... Heck, I bet they could sell 25 sets to people like me who have 15-20 year old lenses that are beginning to look shopworn.
I'm pretty sure they were an after market part that got sold through Van's and the maker quit making them a long time ago.

[ed. Thank you Scott. I suspected that might be the case. v/r,dr]
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:31 AM
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This is the wing tip kit that Vans sold.

I too wish that I could get my hands a replacement set of lens.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:53 PM
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Those look like the ones that were made and sold by chief aircraft parts. I had a set on my rv4. I cracked one, I talked to the owner at chief and he said the molds do not exist any more so he could not make any more.

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Old 02-15-2018, 04:55 PM
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Default Vacuum Forming Lenses?

If anyone has a set of old lenses that are crazed or hazy, they could be used as a mold to vacuum form several sets. I'd be interested in trying - but someone has to have originals for me to get the dimensions right.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:35 PM
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Id love to get a set of these also.
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