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Old 10-14-2013, 09:16 PM
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http://dx.com/p/xm-l-t6-3-led-5-mode...control-114013

With four of these I can see our grass runway on short final, about 1 mile. They work quite well and I have had zero problems other than some RFI initially.

One snap on ferrite on each side (left and right each feeding a pair) and about 10 turns of wire wrapped thru took care of the noise.

Over the weekend I had them on for three 1.5 hour formation flights for the 49 ship flyover.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:52 PM
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"http://dx.com/p/xm-l-t6-3-led-5-mode...control-114013

With four of these I can see our grass runway on short final, about 1 mile. They work quite well and I have had zero problems other than some RFI initially."

Bob, Thank's for the link, these just what I've been looking for. Placed an order this morning.

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Old 10-15-2013, 03:19 PM
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http://dx.com/p/xm-l-t6-3-led-5-mode...control-114013

With four of these I can see our grass runway on short final, about 1 mile. They work quite well and I have had zero problems other than some RFI initially.

One snap on ferrite on each side (left and right each feeding a pair) and about 10 turns of wire wrapped thru took care of the noise.

Over the weekend I had them on for three 1.5 hour formation flights for the 49 ship flyover.
What have you used for to mount these? Home made or do they sell any thing to be mounted on? A search on their web site did not show any thing.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:49 PM
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I used an .040" plate to replace the Duckworks lens holder. I CNC machined the plate and simply use pop rivets around the perimeter of the lights to hold them in place on the plate. On the bulbs themselves I desoldered the spring and soldered (with plenty of flux) the power wires in place.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:17 PM
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Bob,

I noticed the lights you used have 5 modes. Do you utilize any of the modes like the "strobe" to get a wig wag effect?

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I noticed the lights you used have 5 modes. Do you utilize any of the modes like the "strobe" to get a wig wag effect?
I'd like to know this as well. It didn't look like there was a "control" lead on the light, so i'm curious how you control the other modes...
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:06 PM
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The link I mentioned are the lights I have on my Rocket. The ones one 55BC are these, and they are single mode: http://dx.com/p/t6-3-led-lamp-cap-9-22v-100483

They appear to be the same, but one is multi-mode and the other one isn't.

So no I don't know how they would work as wigwags since I am not yet flying my rocket. But they work pretty dang good for landing lights.
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Some crappy pics.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1058777...57636720312076
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just wondering, did the ferrite filter completely eliminate the RFI or did it jsut reduce it?
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:17 PM
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Mike ,
Thanks for making this post. I have the Vans projector bulbs also in my tips and want to install the lights you have.

Thanks for all the pictures.
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