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kklewin 04-21-2020 02:18 PM

Ductworks Landing Light Replacement Options
 
Put the ductworks landing lights in each wind during my build (1999-2004). Wonder what options exist for replacing the old lens and bulb set up with LEDs? Anyone been down this road?

Jvon811 04-21-2020 02:31 PM

I was able to replace each of the Duckworks 55w Halogen's in my RV-4 with Taxi-Combo lights from Paul and FlyLED's. I'm VERY happy with the difference and the resulting light output.

https://flyleds.com/products/#!/Comb...298/category=0

I had to enlarge the hole in the bracket just a touch larger but was able to fit the new light in through the lens hole on the leading edge. No need to take the wingtip off (which is good, the builder of my airplane permanently attached them).

rocketman1988 04-21-2020 02:47 PM

also...
 
Also, the Baja Designs Squadron pro will fit...and there is a guy that makes an adapter for the duckworks mount...

kklewin 04-21-2020 03:05 PM

Any contact info on adaptor manufacturer?

Desert Rat 04-21-2020 03:08 PM

FlyLed has a couple of solutions solution that will fit the original mount with a little finesse

KatanaPilot 04-21-2020 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kklewin (Post 1424278)
Any contact info on adaptor manufacturer?

James Burgess is the gentleman who was making these. I bought two adapters for my RV-10.

As I recall, he had a few sets made and sold what he wasn't using for his build. Sorry, I don't have any more information than that.

gfb 04-21-2020 05:26 PM

I may be selling exactly what you are looking for in the classifieds :)

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=181333

Dugaru 04-22-2020 11:05 AM

Squadron Pros
 
I used two of these mounts and replaced my old Duckworks with Squadron Pros. Install was very easy. Really, really happy with the results (W96 gets DARK and sometimes there's critters down there!).

I used the "spot" Squadron Pros for both wings, based on recommendations here, and really would not want the beams any wider.

Currently trying to figure out how best to replace my dinosaur strobes and ancient colored nav LEDs in the wingtips with something more modern.

Quote:

Originally Posted by KatanaPilot (Post 1424284)
James Burgess is the gentleman who was making these. I bought two adapters for my RV-10.

As I recall, he had a few sets made and sold what he wasn't using for his build. Sorry, I don't have any more information than that.


Pilot135pd 04-22-2020 01:07 PM

I hardly ever fly at night since I retired from commercial flying so I now always use the landing and taxi lights during the day for collision avoidance. I replaced the 55 watt halogens with 100 watt halogens and it was a nice difference however I didn't realize how yellow they are until I installed an LED. Also notice the how clearer and brighter the grass looks with the LED. BTW they are $20 H3 LEDS and they produce no noise in the comms either. It doesn't have to be an expensive upgrade unless you want it to be.



Now I have 2 LEDs and installed a wig wag too. Click on the picture below for a short sample video:


billnaz 04-22-2020 10:26 PM

FlyLEDs
 
Just replaced my old Halogen light with the FlyLEDs combo light. Just minor modifications required. Rated the job as easy. Done in one afternoon.


https://flyleds.com/products/#!/Comb...298/category=0


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