Re: LED Landing light?

nosedragger48154
 

I would really like to see and hear how works for you after you fly it.  I am not sure but by the looks of it on the ground, It may not luminate the runway effectively on your approach to the runway.  Really interested in finding out how it worked!!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Scovel

SE Michigan

VariEze

 

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From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Raymond Jimenez
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2020 11:28 AM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

I've been working on a landing/taxi light for my VariEze, I took some photos of testing it the other day:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/PftK5xT7sf2hTj1U9

 

The LEDs are several lengths of this stuff:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PWVD357 

 

Pros:
 - Extremely bright
 - No mechanisms required

 - Efficient, runs around 12W for that much light

Cons:
 - Light not focused, so lots of spillover and possibly blinding folks on the ground
 - Needs 24V (solved this one as I made a 12V to 24V converter)

 

Haven't flown it yet, but I'll let you know when I do. My plan is to seal & attach it to the front of the strut with some electronics-grade silicone (Momentive RTV5818) to allow it to flex, along with some clear wing tape for secondary retention.

Raymond Jimenez
N27GM 

 

On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 7:24 AM Ian Huss via groups.io <lisnion=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

About five years ago I promised my EZ a landing light for Christmas. Well, I've got some time on my hands now, does anyone have suggestions?

 

-I would prefer to minimize any composite work, so a bolt-on would be nice. 

 

-I can put one in the forward access hatch but I'm concerned that it won't give good depth perception, does that work?

 

- I'm pretty good with metal work & have a full welding & machine shop

 

Ion 

0-320 Long EZ 1615 hrs.

 

 

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