Position of 3-in-one tip wing tip lights to meet visibility requirements

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Position of 3-in-one tip wing tip lights to meet visibility requirements

Postby kennyw » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:45 pm

I have the older 415 wing tips on my RV-8 Q/B wings. I'm gonna use the Aveo PowerBurst lights and want to know if someone else has determined the best position for lowest profile that still meets visibility requirements.

Want to keep it simple, low profile and no rudder tail light.


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Re: Position of 3-in-one tip wing tip lights to meet visibility requirements

Postby kevinsrv7 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:06 pm

Hi Ken,
I did the same. Used the Aero LED Pulsar and the vans fairing. Old wingtips on my RV7. Image Image Image

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Re: Position of 3-in-one tip wing tip lights to meet visibility requirements

Postby captain_john » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:46 am

Yeah Dude, Nice airborne picture! Who took that!?!

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Re: Position of 3-in-one tip wing tip lights to meet visibility requirements

Postby kennyw » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:56 pm

kevinsrv7 wrote:Hi Ken,
I did the same. Used the Aero LED Pulsar and the vans fairing. Old wingtips on my RV7.


Kevin,

Thanks for the pics! I wish I could buy those light mount fairings. From reading a post on VAF, it sounds like those things are rarer than hen's teeth. But, those pictures make me even more convinced I can just fab some up with a little work and warmer temps.

I bought a set of the light coves from FlyLEDs. I was thinking I'd mount some Nav/Strobes in the light coves, then a posit/strob on the rudder. But, I'm concerned I wouldn't get the 110 deg pattern on the nav lights mounted inside that small cove.

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Re: Position of 3-in-one tip wing tip lights to meet visibility requirements

Postby kevinsrv7 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:30 pm

Ken,
Good luck with your endeavor's. If you are still considering the fiberglass A600 nav light mount inserts, the company that makes or made them for vans is Aero Strategies Unlimited, and I would bet if you called them they could make you a set, I think they make the gear leg fairings for vans as well. There info is: http://www.aerosu.com 521 Eagle court SE Mantorville, Mn 55955. 507-635-5976.

On a separate note: I had a special rudder bottom fairing made for me with out the light mount. The company is the same one that vans uses for there rudder bottom fairings.

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Re: Position of 3-in-one tip wing tip lights to meet visibility requirements

Postby kevinsrv7 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:34 pm

I think that came from your camera Johnny boy.

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Re: Position of 3-in-one tip wing tip lights to meet visibility requirements

Postby captain_john » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:37 pm

kevinsrv7 wrote:I think that came from your camera Johnny boy.


Yeah Dude!

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Re: Position of 3-in-one tip wing tip lights to meet visibility requirements

Postby kennyw » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:41 pm

kevinsrv7 wrote:Ken,
Good luck with your endeavor's. If you are still considering the fiberglass A600 nav light mount inserts, the company that makes or made them for vans is Aero Strategies Unlimited, and I would bet if you called them they could make you a set, I think they make the gear leg fairings for vans as well. There info is: http://www.aerosu.com 521 Eagle court SE Mantorville, Mn 55955. 507-635-5976.

On a separate note: I had a special rudder bottom fairing made for me with out the light mount. The company is the same one that vans uses for there rudder bottom fairings.


Yep, I think this pic has me sold: Image

If I can't buy a set of navlight fairings, I'll just try and make my own.

Thanks for your help!


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