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Old 11-13-2019, 06:25 AM
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Hi Glenn
You have some nice big light bays in the leading edges that will happily house either our Combo lights or (if you're looking for the best...) our Seven Stars lights. These literally turn night into day.
We have had more than a few customers buy both The Works kit as well
Hi Paul,

What if you just want the seven stars or the combo lights in the wing cutout positions, and then at the wingtips just the nav and strobes? Can you still get the 30% power strobe for flood lighting / taxiing with the original kit? Or do you reckon the works Kit is better so you get taxi / nav / strobe at the wings (plus flood) then landing lights for flight? Seems like overkill perhaps with landing lights in the cutouts and on the tips? What would be ideal is the seven stars in the wing cutouts, but in the tips a single taxi light plus nav and strobe (and flood on the strobes). Is this at all possible?

I’m planning what will go in my wings now and trying to get my head around what wiring will be required. The 14ga for the seven stars will require a bigger wing connector I think (series 1 CPC or Deutsche DT or maybe 2 18ga wires per wing for just the landing lights and the smaller DTM). Head explosion.

In short - what would you recommend for a night IFR machine tailwheel?
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:08 PM
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Keith. What landing lights did you go with specifically from Aero LEDs?
Are they AeroLED Sunspot LX Landing light listed here on Van's site?

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bi...duct=LX_RV-14-.

I'm going this route or with Flyleds.
I purchased my landing lights in 2016. The description on the installation instructions is Sunspot 36LX. (It's possible there has been a product update as this field is changing rapidly, but they only get better).
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:34 AM
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Hi Paul,

What if you just want the seven stars or the combo lights in the wing cutout positions, and then at the wingtips just the nav and strobes? Can you still get the 30% power strobe for flood lighting / taxiing with the original kit? Or do you reckon the works Kit is better so you get taxi / nav / strobe at the wings (plus flood) then landing lights for flight? Seems like overkill perhaps with landing lights in the cutouts and on the tips? What would be ideal is the seven stars in the wing cutouts, but in the tips a single taxi light plus nav and strobe (and flood on the strobes). Is this at all possible?

Iím planning what will go in my wings now and trying to get my head around what wiring will be required. The 14ga for the seven stars will require a bigger wing connector I think (series 1 CPC or Deutsche DT or maybe 2 18ga wires per wing for just the landing lights and the smaller DTM). Head explosion.

In short - what would you recommend for a night IFR machine tailwheel?
For a tail dragger I would recommend our Original Flyleds kit for the wingtips and two Combo lights in the leading edges. You get to have landing lights and taxi lights on both wings that way, rather than putting up with the usual one light aimed up, one down.
Plan B could be to go with the Skinny boards for the wingtips which would give you room for a couple of spotlights aimed for taxiing. Then put two Seven Stars lights in the leading edges and you'll have enough light to see into tomorrow...

I can add the flood function to the Original kit as well, noting that you wouldn't want to taxi on this alone but it's great additional light to regular forward aimed taxi lights.

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Old 11-14-2019, 03:51 PM
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Hey all,
I am going to use fly leds and omitted lighting from my wing order. Do the par 36 mounting brackets come with the wing kit? If not, how do I order them? I called vans and they didnít seem to know what I was talking about..
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:49 PM
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Hey all,
I am going to use fly leds and omitted lighting from my wing order. Do the par 36 mounting brackets come with the wing kit? If not, how do I order them? I called vans and they didn’t seem to know what I was talking about..
Thanks!
There is a landing light sub kit with a separate plans section number. You need to order the kit and delete the lights themselves from the kit to get all of the PAR36 brackets and hardware. You want section OP-52A "Sunspot Light kit" and delete the bulbs.
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:18 PM
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For a tail dragger I would recommend our Original Flyleds kit for the wingtips and two Combo lights in the leading edges. You get to have landing lights and taxi lights on both wings that way, rather than putting up with the usual one light aimed up, one down.
Plan B could be to go with the Skinny boards for the wingtips which would give you room for a couple of spotlights aimed for taxiing. Then put two Seven Stars lights in the leading edges and you'll have enough light to see into tomorrow...

I can add the flood function to the Original kit as well, noting that you wouldn't want to taxi on this alone but it's great additional light to regular forward aimed taxi lights.

Hi Paul,
Concerning the RV-14 A model. If the 7 stars are placed in the wing leading edges, can you dedicate 1 or 2 lights in each wing to taxi lights? are the 7 stars adjustable? In other words, can you adjust 2 of the 7 lights downward for taxi purposes and dedicate a separate taxi light switch? Sorry for the slight hijack.

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Old 11-15-2019, 12:35 AM
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There is a landing light sub kit with a separate plans section number. You need to order the kit and delete the lights themselves from the kit to get all of the PAR36 brackets and hardware. You want section OP-52A "Sunspot Light kit" and delete the bulbs.
Without having done this myself I don't think there's any value in ordering any of the parts in OP-52A.
The main bracket already comes with the wings. I think it would be a simple job to fabricate some angle and/or forwards adjustment brackets to hold either of the Flyleds lights.

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Hi Paul,
Concerning the RV-14 A model. If the 7 stars are placed in the wing leading edges, can you dedicate 1 or 2 lights in each wing to taxi lights? are the 7 stars adjustable? In other words, can you adjust 2 of the 7 lights downward for taxi purposes and dedicate a separate taxi light switch? Sorry for the slight hijack.
Best,
Jim
Hi Jim
As it is today the Seven Stars is all seven spots on at once.
I am thinking of ways to achieve what you're after but I haven't been happy with the methods I've come up with. Yet!

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Old 11-15-2019, 12:55 AM
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For a tail dragger I would recommend our Original Flyleds kit for the wingtips and two Combo lights in the leading edges. You get to have landing lights and taxi lights on both wings that way, rather than putting up with the usual one light aimed up, one down.

I can add the flood function to the Original kit as well, noting that you wouldn't want to taxi on this alone but it's great additional light to regular forward aimed taxi lights.
That sounds like the go Paul - thank you for your advice.

A couple more questions sorry!
- for the taxi light - do you just run a seperate wire to one of the 4 spots? And the other wire to the remaining 3?
- while I am about to start the wings, I donít think it makes sense to purchase the lights as yet. Who know what cool stuff youíll come up with in a few years - having said that, what wiring would you recommend to put in the wings now to ensure I have what I need later on? (Hard question maybe). I was thinking a 4 core shielded 18awg for the nav/strobe lights and a twisted pair of 14awg for the landing lights maybe?
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:07 PM
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After searching the forum I still need some clarity on the latest RV-14 lighting options.

Looking for best solution not the cheapest.

Do the RV-14 QB wings come with pre-cut leading edge landing light cutouts? Does this preclude using an all in one light in the wings tips like for example the works light kit from Flyleds?

I opened to any suggestions or ideas on the latest setup on lighting.
Hi Glenn,

Regarding the latest options available for the RV-14 you are absolutely right, there are some newer and brighter lights available. AeroLEDs is proud to be the LED light manufacturer of choice for Vans and our results speak for themselves. For your wingtip cutouts the SunSpot36 LX light is our standard PAR36 light; however, this year we released the SunSpot36-4313 landing and 4314 taxi lights. These are 14 volt, 95 watt lights, which replace the 250 watt GE bulbs. All our lights come fully assembled, for easy, drop-in installation. These lights are all made completely at our facility in Boise, ID.

As you may have seen we also have designed the all in one landing/taxi/recognition light, the AeroSun VX, specifically for the Vans wingtip. All of these can be purchased through Vans. Here are the stats:

SunSpot36 LX: 4,950 lumens, 65,000 candela, 20x20 beam profile
SunSpot36-4313 Landing: 11,000 lumens, 150,000 candela, 20x20 beam profile
AeroSunVX:13,000 lumens, 120,000 candela, 20x20 beam profile

As for your wingtip and tail navigation and strobe lights, we design the brightest available for those as well.

Seeing is believing, these videos say it better than I can:

AvWeb's lastest LED landing light review
In the pattern at Oshkosh, start at 00:40. This is Willie Stene from Stene Aviation with the AeroSunCX and SunSpot36 lights.
Pulsar NSP installation by Kitplanes Enthusiast

Fly safe and give us a call if you have any questions,
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:21 PM
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That sounds like the go Paul - thank you for your advice.
A couple more questions sorry!
- for the taxi light - do you just run a seperate wire to one of the 4 spots? And the other wire to the remaining 3?
- while I am about to start the wings, I donít think it makes sense to purchase the lights as yet. Who know what cool stuff youíll come up with in a few years - having said that, what wiring would you recommend to put in the wings now to ensure I have what I need later on? (Hard question maybe). I was thinking a 4 core shielded 18awg for the nav/strobe lights and a twisted pair of 14awg for the landing lights maybe?
The Combo light has one power input for the main board with the three landing lights on it. The separately aimed (which could be straight ahead for others with an A model) taxi light has its own power input, which you could switch separately or join into the landing light wires. I think I answered your question there...
3 (or 4) core shielded, 18 to 22 AWG will do well for the Flyleds kit. The taxi light will need one run of 18. The Combo light only needs 18AWG, the Seven stars 16 or 14AWG. Twisting two 14AWG wires will be interesting!

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