Re: LED Landing light?

Del Schier

Steve, One problem that you may not anticipate is cold air gets in the holes for the plans install; not good flying near freezing temps.  I do like the plans location as you can aim the light up or down and use it in daylight such as approaches to Sun N Fun or Oskosh.  I don’t always use my speed brake down or have it down before I need a landing light.


Del Schier

Cozy IV N197DL

Cannon Creek Airpark 15FL




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Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?


Landing gear strut and brake light is great when you are in only landing  configuration.


It, however eliminates one of the advantages of lights (both in day and night) and that is when close to a busy airport illuminated and possibly alternating  lights are one more thing that might catch the eye of other pilots in the air.


I originally thought about wheel pants but dismissed that because of vibration (possibly not applicable to LEDs) but also increased heat in the pant via the brakes reducing life..


Pods, if you have them would be great.


I am putting them in the nose and am about to mold the plexi. We will see how that comes out.




In a message dated 5/6/2020 9:50:11 AM Central Standard Time, SWROTHERT@... writes:


I've seen some guys put a landing light in the speed brake and another installation on the nose gear strut.  

I have often thought about installing landing lights in the nose of the wheel pants but worried about the life expectancy with just normal vibration.

If you have the wing pods installed, another thought would be to install the landing lights in the nose of the pods.

Steve Rothert
Colorado Springs, CO

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