Re: LED Landing light?

Jenatepilot
 

Under my canard on the left side in the position used by velocity aircraft. 

On May 6, 2020, at 2:04 PM, Keith Spreuer <kspreuer@...> wrote:


Where is your pitot tube?

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 10:58 AM Jenatepilot <jenatepilot@...> wrote:
Mike I have zero regrets with my Pitot/landing light install in my ez. Check it out under avionics chapter on my build log. 


On May 6, 2020, at 12:48 PM, Keith Spreuer <kspreuer@...> wrote:


I agree, the nose is a very good location. No deployment mechanism, turn it on in any flight regime, no shadows, no vibration no heat.... I used a High beam/low beam so I get both taxi and landing angles. I turn them both on at once but that is easily changed. I did relocate the pitot to above and behind the nose a few inches but it works well. The calibration is reasonable and no pitot in the dirt when parking

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 9:24 AM nosedragger48154 <ezdriver@...> wrote:

I personally would really like to see the process you went thru to put the lights in the nose, that is if you took pictures of the all the different steps.  Also how you are forming the Plexiglass lens.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Scovel

SE Michigan

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From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of A R Goldman via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:11 AM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
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.

 

Rich

 

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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