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Old 09-25-2020, 09:04 AM
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Default RV Light Module - A World First

RV Light Module - A World First - well I could not find any other products like this. Backtrack a bit. We here in SA went to Level 5 lock down late in March. I could not see myself doing nothing during that period and have decided to to start with an idea that I have been rolling around for the last two years or so.

I can post the whole thought process and how it has evolved, but decided to just present you with the final product.

-: A modular design with a Nav Light, Strobe Light and Landing Light all in one.

-: A Modular design where the end user can swop out each light module as well as each Power Supply

-: Adjustable with one screw

-: Three canned Power Supplies in order to eliminate RF Noise

-: Easy installation or retrofit without even removing the wingtip

-: 400 Lumens Nav Light

-: 2750 Lumens Strobe Light

-: 1500 Lumens at 11 degrees Landing Light

-: 5A total consumption

Below is a cad render, another render of the two modules, installed left and installed right. We have done extensive testing and the first small production run is in process.
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Old 09-25-2020, 11:37 AM
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What is the cost of these going to be?
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Old 09-25-2020, 12:41 PM
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THATS GENIUS ! I want a pair without active strobes for my BOAT
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:00 PM
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Looks nice, the final price I think is what will make it swim or sink.
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:06 PM
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What is the cost of these going to be?
I was wondering about that as well
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Old 09-25-2020, 03:42 PM
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Have you measured the brightness of the nav and strobes at different angles (up, down, forward, out to 110 on the side)? Here in the US EAB aircraft have to meet the same standards as normally certified aircraft.
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Old 09-25-2020, 04:19 PM
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Great idea! You designed adjustment really easy.
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Old 09-26-2020, 12:02 AM
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Thank you for all comments.

Price: I am going to ship some out to the USA using two different methods as shipping is now the variable with regards to pricing. I am really hoping to get the final price at around $1100 for the set. It is hard to compare it as there is nothing similar to compare against.

Oh by the Vlad I think you might have some of my Intersection Fairings on your RV like hundreds of others.

Yes the brightness at angles have been measured and it exceeds the FAA requirements by some margin.
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Old 09-26-2020, 06:07 AM
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Are you also going to make a Nav/Strobe for the tail?
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Old 09-26-2020, 06:17 AM
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There are many options available from others. We might do one
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RV10 - ZU-IBA - Flying and getting lots of TLC
RV10 - ZU-XOX - (Flying)
RV7A - ZU-JRV - (Flying)
RV10 - ZU-JVR - (Written off)
RV7 - ZU-LOL - (Flying)
RV10 - ZU-RVI - (Flying)
RV7A - ZU-MER (Bought back)(Sold again) Flying
RV7A - ZU-JAD (Sold Flying)
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