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Old 02-13-2018, 10:08 AM
chris mitchell chris mitchell is offline
 
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Default Lenses for old style wing tips

I’d like to install lights in my wing tips which are the old-style flat topped ones (W-415 I think).

FlyLED have just sold their last set; Vans don’t have any. Does anyone know of a company that still sells these? Everything else I can make. Otherwise I guess I’m going to have to learn how to mold Lexan.

AS an afterthought - do any of the other lenses fit anywhere near closley enough to use?

Thanks

Chris
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:09 PM
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This thread may provide some info. I also sent you a private post.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=157810
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:17 AM
chris mitchell chris mitchell is offline
 
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Talking Knots2U have old style -4 lenses!

Thanks John.

My tips are already bonded in place and will be a pain to remove and repalce.

Happily, I discovered that Knots2U can supply the lenses for the old style tips

Just prior to that discovery, I had found a thread on a Bearhawk site ( http://mybearhawk.com/finish/tips2.html )that shows RV10 lenses being reshaped with some judicious use of a heat gun - so that was my plan A tho I'm very happy yo have been able to move on to plan B.

The FLyLED's site has information on how to make the recess in the tip

http://flyleds.com/wp-content/upload...P-LENS-KIT.pdf

So now I'm good to go.

Chris
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