Re: LED Landing light?
A R Goldman
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Mike, Still in process, things have pretty much ground to a halt here with the sequester, I've been out to the hanger 2X since it started.
The concept is this:
I am using 2 Aeroled "sun beam lights approx 4X3" which will be mounted on the front surface of bulkhead 1.
I have designed mounting tabs for these which in effect give a 3 point fixation. between each of these points (bolts) there will be a compression spring bearing on the tab and the bulkhead (with washer on bulkhead or some protective device. the bolt will go through the bulkhead into a captured nut. Alternatively the bolt/screw head will go through the bulkhead into a captured nut on the light tabs. This will give me the ability to aim each light.
The curvature in the nose (aerocanard) is not terribly complex and I will be doing tests to see if I can, after applying felt to the fuselage, make a simple jig, heat the plexi, and holding the jig press it onto the surface and let it cool. Before cutting out the light holes, I will fabricate a joggle to accept the trimmed plastic.
If the direct method fails, I will make an impression (probably with plaster or cheap glass of the area,pour a positive mold and vacuuform the plastic over it.
don't know when I will be doing this, but hopefully soon.. I will take pix..as of now the only pix I will have is of magic marker marks on the nose cone.
If the screws come from the front of the jigs, aiming can be done through the ballast nose cover. If from the aft side of the bulkhead, through the hatch.
The aim will, I think, be retained by the pressure of the springs as well as the captured nuts to resist vibrational movement.
I hope this sheds a little light on the subject.
In a message dated 5/6/2020 11:24:37 AM Central Standard Time, ezdriver@... writes: