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Old 09-01-2021, 10:21 AM
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Is there a reason not to go with the light kits offered with the wing kits from Van's? It seems nice to get the mounting brackets etc. If you go with a different light setup, what do you do about the mounting system? Has anyone installed "The works" by fly LED? Having all of the lighting in the wing tip is appealing except that I'm concerned there might be considerable shadow cast at the center of the aircraft during taxi.

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Old 09-01-2021, 10:28 AM
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Is there a reason not to go with the light kits offered with the wing kits from Van's? It seems nice to get the mounting brackets etc. If you go with a different light setup, what do you do about the mounting system? Has anyone installed "The works" by fly LED? Having all of the lighting in the wing tip is appealing except that I'm concerned there might be considerable shadow cast at the center of the aircraft during taxi.

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I've soldered up several "Works" kits for Blake at www.flyboyaccessories.com It's a great kit and works very well. Order them from Blake, or Paul. Same great product!
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Old 09-01-2021, 10:29 AM
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I did The Works kit. I had Van's make my outboard wing skins without the landing light cutouts.
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Old 09-01-2021, 02:08 PM
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I did The Works kit. I had Van's make my outboard wing skins without the landing light cutouts.
Do you notice much of a shadow directly ahead of the airplane during taxi?
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Old 09-01-2021, 05:47 PM
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Do you notice much of a shadow directly ahead of the airplane during taxi?
Hi Dustin
The Works kit works very well in the larger wingtip light bay of the RV-7/8, but with other models including the -14 you will get some shadowing directly in front of the plane. However there's a bunch of light coming from the lights so it may not matter! An example from an RV-9 customer (thanks Mark!), which has the smallest light bay in the family:
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The -14 comes with those lovely big light bays in the leading edges. It would be a shame not to fill them with our Combo or Quad spotlights, or for the best of the best, our Seven Stars lights. You have room for even more light that way, and the beam spreads much more evenly in front of the aircraft.
These lights can be attached directly to the W-00017 brackets supplied in the standard wing kit.
Note the spill patterns of the position lights and the landing lights on the concrete:
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Old 09-02-2021, 09:25 AM
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Hi Dustin
The Works kit works very well in the larger wingtip light bay of the RV-7/8, but with other models including the -14 you will get some shadowing directly in front of the plane. However there's a bunch of light coming from the lights so it may not matter! An example from an RV-9 customer (thanks Mark!), which has the smallest light bay in the family:
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The -14 comes with those lovely big light bays in the leading edges. It would be a shame not to fill them with our Combo or Quad spotlights, or for the best of the best, our Seven Stars lights. You have room for even more light that way, and the beam spreads much more evenly in front of the aircraft.
These lights can be attached directly to the W-00017 brackets supplied in the standard wing kit.
Note the spill patterns of the position lights and the landing lights on the concrete:
Attachment 15321

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Thank you Paul! I appreciate the feedback.
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