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LED Landing light?

A R Goldman
 

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.

Rich

In a message dated 5/6/2020 11:24:37 AM Central Standard Time, ezdriver@... writes:

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

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

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


nosedragger48154
 

Thanks Keith!

 

Mike

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jenatepilot
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:09 PM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

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

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

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

Attachments:

nosedragger48154
 

In the nose, it is exactly like Joe Person’s.  In fact he is where I got the idea from in the first place.  I’ll get a picture of it later this afternoon and sent it to you.

 

Mike

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith Spreuer
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:04 PM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

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

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

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

Attachments:

gary hall
 

I would like to see the picture of landing light in the nose too!

On May 6, 2020 at 3:17 PM nosedragger48154 <ezdriver@...> wrote:

In the nose, it is exactly like Joe Person’s.  In fact he is where I got the idea from in the first place.  I’ll get a picture of it later this afternoon and sent it to you.

 

Mike

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith Spreuer
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:04 PM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

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

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

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

Attachments:

 



 

Joe Person
 

No landing light in my Eze.

-Joe Person


On May 6, 2020, at 12:20 PM, gary hall <gary.chris@...> wrote:


I would like to see the picture of landing light in the nose too!
On May 6, 2020 at 3:17 PM nosedragger48154 <ezdriver@...> wrote:

In the nose, it is exactly like Joe Person’s.  In fact he is where I got the idea from in the first place.  I’ll get a picture of it later this afternoon and sent it to you.

 

Mike

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith Spreuer
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:04 PM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

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

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

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

Attachments:

 



 

nosedragger48154
 

It does,  thank you!  Still deciding on the lights I want to use.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Scovel

SE Michigan

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of A R Goldman via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:09 PM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

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.

 

Rich

 

In a message dated 5/6/2020 11:24:37 AM Central Standard Time, ezdriver@... writes:

 

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

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

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

 

nosedragger48154
 

No Joe, I speaking of your Pitot Tube in your Vari.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Scovel

SE Michigan

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Person
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:21 PM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

No landing light in my Eze.

 

-Joe Person



On May 6, 2020, at 12:20 PM, gary hall <gary.chris@...> wrote:



I would like to see the picture of landing light in the nose too!

On May 6, 2020 at 3:17 PM nosedragger48154 <ezdriver@...> wrote:

In the nose, it is exactly like Joe Person’s.  In fact he is where I got the idea from in the first place.  I’ll get a picture of it later this afternoon and sent it to you.

 

Mike

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith Spreuer
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:04 PM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

Where is your pitot tube?

 

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 10:58 AM Jenatepilot <jenatepilot@gmailcom> 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

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

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

Attachments:

 

 


 

Joe Person
 

Mike,

Ah, yes, I have the “Ken Clunis ice-resistant” pitot config on my Eze.

-Joe Person


On May 6, 2020, at 12:28 PM, nosedragger48154 <ezdriver@...> wrote:



No Joe, I speaking of your Pitot Tube in your Vari.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Scovel

SE Michigan

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Person
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:21 PM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

No landing light in my Eze.

 

-Joe Person



On May 6, 2020, at 12:20 PM, gary hall <gary.chris@...> wrote:



I would like to see the picture of landing light in the nose too!

On May 6, 2020 at 3:17 PM nosedragger48154 <ezdriver@...> wrote:

In the nose, it is exactly like Joe Person’s.  In fact he is where I got the idea from in the first place.  I’ll get a picture of it later this afternoon and sent it to you.

 

Mike

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith Spreuer
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:04 PM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

Where is your pitot tube?

 

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 10:58 AM Jenatepilot <jenatepilot@gmailcom> 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

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

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

Attachments:

 

 


 

nosedragger48154
 

Didn’t know who originated it, but when I saw yours at Osh that year, I knew I just had to do it as well.

 

Mike Scovel

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Person
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:35 PM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

Mike,

 

Ah, yes, I have the “Ken Clunis ice-resistant” pitot config on my Eze.

 

-Joe Person



On May 6, 2020, at 12:28 PM, nosedragger48154 <ezdriver@...> wrote:



No Joe, I speaking of your Pitot Tube in your Vari.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Scovel

SE Michigan

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Person
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:21 PM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

No landing light in my Eze.

 

-Joe Person




On May 6, 2020, at 12:20 PM, gary hall <gary.chris@...> wrote:



I would like to see the picture of landing light in the nose too!

On May 6, 2020 at 3:17 PM nosedragger48154 <ezdriver@...> wrote:

In the nose, it is exactly like Joe Person’s.  In fact he is where I got the idea from in the first place.  I’ll get a picture of it later this afternoon and sent it to you.

 

Mike

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith Spreuer
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:04 PM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

Where is your pitot tube?

 

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 10:58 AM Jenatepilot <jenatepilot@gmailcom> 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

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

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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

Attachments:

 

 


 

Wayne Hicks
 

Here's how I did it.

....Wayne Hicks, Cozy IV



On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 12:33:01 PM EDT, 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

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

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

Steve Rothert
 

All good ideas and comments!

Another idea that I had (but would take a lot of work) was to make a new access cover in the nose which was hinged and attached to some type of linear actuator.  The landing light would be retractable like the headlights on a Porsche 944 or the early Corvette Stingrays.

Steve

nosedragger48154
 

Wayne, thank you!  This is exactly what I was looking for.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Scovel

SE Michigan

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Wayne Hicks via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:07 PM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

 

Here's how I did it.

Chapter 17: Landing Light

 

 


Chapter 17: Landing Light

 

 

 

 

....Wayne Hicks, Cozy IV

 

 

 

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 12:33:01 PM EDT, 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

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

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

JOHN STEICHEN
 

Keep it simple front of the cowl with a plexiglass window 

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 6:09 PM Steve Rothert via groups.io <SWROTHERT=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
All good ideas and comments!

Another idea that I had (but would take a lot of work) was to make a new access cover in the nose which was hinged and attached to some type of linear actuator.  The landing light would be retractable like the headlights on a Porsche 944 or the early Corvette Stingrays.

Steve

skovbjerg
 

I have such inverted Porche frog light come out from underneath the nose of my Cozy and operated with a linear actuator. The good part is that the light beam is adjustable, but with all these LED options there is these days, I do not think I would go that route again. Rather build a fixed system, maybe of a combo of landing light and taxi and arrange for a tall, vertical beam and you would not need any adjustments at all...
My two cents on the subject
Jay Skovbjerg

On May 6, 2020, at 16:11, Steve Rothert via groups.io <SWROTHERT@...> wrote:

All good ideas and comments!

Another idea that I had (but would take a lot of work) was to make a new access cover in the nose which was hinged and attached to some type of linear actuator.  The landing light would be retractable like the headlights on a Porsche 944 or the early Corvette Stingrays.

Steve

Tom Smith
 

IMG_9838.JPG
IMG_9839.JPG
IMG_9836.JPG
Mine work great for me.

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Jenatepilot <jenatepilot@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Wed, May 6, 2020 10:09 am
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

Mike I have zero regrets with my Pitot/landing light install in my ez. Check it out under avionics chapter on my build log. 

Www.mykitlog.com/Jenatepilot 

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
VariEze
 
Mbl     (313) 608-7202
Email   ezdriver@...
Email   info@...
             http://www.brighterstick.com
 
 
 
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
Attachments:

Keith Spreuer
 

I like that Tom
Keith

On Sat, May 9, 2020, 6:34 PM Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
IMG_9838.JPG
IMG_9839.JPG
IMG_9836.JPG
Mine work great for me.

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Jenatepilot <jenatepilot@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Wed, May 6, 2020 10:09 am
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED Landing light?

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
VariEze
 
Mbl     (313) 608-7202
Email   ezdriver@...
Email   info@...
             http://www.brighterstick.com
 
 
 
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
Attachments:

Attachments: