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Old 02-08-2018, 06:55 PM
zmatt zmatt is offline
 
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I should have followed up with everyone on this....

Here is what I found out about the Avio lights in May of 2017:
Turns out a friend of mine has these lights, and he told me that the strobe portion of the light is not visible from the front. So, when he is on final approach his strobes are blocked from view (by the rest of the light fixture) to people on the ground. That is not good.

I sent the following question to Avio..."In the US, we are required to have 360 degree strobe coverage. What coverage does your Navigator Ultra 360 lights provide ?"

The reply from Avio Lights..."Our Navigator Ultra 360 have only 200 deg coverage of the strobe light (side and back). There is no strobe light in the front of the lamp. The next generation of Navigator Ultra 360 will have 360 deg strobe coverage. We plan to launch the product in the end of the year."

I don't know if Avio has come out with their improved light or not... but in 2017 the 200 degree strobe was not good enough for me. I went with the non-approved Whelen Microburst. Very very bright and visible from the ground when on final.
Thanks for the update, I think I will wait till there are some lower priced LED options then.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:28 AM
Andrew Anunson Andrew Anunson is offline
 
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The reply from Avio Lights..."Our Navigator Ultra 360 have only 200 deg coverage of the strobe light...."

I don't know if Avio has come out with their improved light or not...
After posting my above comments, I received an email from Avio with an update about their Navigator Ultra 360. Here is what they wrote..."Our new light is nearly ready (see enclosed photos) and right now we make the last changes in the software before it is released to the market." and "As promised before, it has 360deg strobe coverage, 12-24V power input and synchro feature. The new light will show up on our web soon." The email did not mention price.

They (Avio) have added some strobe led's to the front (colored LED) board, and other than that it has the same look / design. So from the email they sent me and the pictures that they attached to the email... the soon to be released Avio Navigator Ultra 360 should have more complete strobe coverage. My buddy with the Avio lights says that they are very bright.

I am not affiliated with Avio in any way... I am passing along information.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:37 AM
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Well iím interested. Sounds tempting!
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