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Old 02-12-2021, 09:32 PM
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Any pics of your modifications?

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/7eSZxshdKP5Q2eMLA

3 pics: the finished install without the lens, the dimensioned paint shadow of the prototype adapter plate, and left over parts including the cardboard template. I only used one of the two lights in the kit. I don't have any pics of the modified Duckworks holder. Just center your adapter plate over the Duckworks hole, then transfer mark where you'll remove material to enlarge the Duckworks hole.
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Old 02-13-2021, 05:30 AM
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The original Aeroelectric WigWag Flasher circuit, SSF1, based around the Tridon EL-13A, would NOT work with LED lights. In 2011, he added 2, 25ohm power resistors to provide the necessary load to fire the flasher.

The reasons(s) of having LED's is to save power, weight, heat, and be stupid bright. Adding resistors to sink current and generate heat is counter to this.

However, Whelen has a nice flasher module that you can wire in any number of ways. https://www.whelen.com/product/all/s...light-flasher/

I changed from the SSF-1 to this module on my last RV-7 when I upgraded to LED PAR-36 lamps.

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Old 04-13-2021, 07:40 AM
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Default Halogen H3 LED Drop-in?

Has anybody tried the LED drop in for the old halogen H3 bulb? Using the same reflector housing in the wingtip would simplify the install.

https://www.amazon.com/Calais-Extrem...31677259&psc=1
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Old 04-13-2021, 06:39 PM
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Those will be sub1000 lumens each, likely RFI noisy, too. Less than half of what you need, each.

Power draw is too low.
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Old 06-09-2021, 02:44 PM
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The original Aeroelectric WigWag Flasher circuit, SSF1, based around the Tridon EL-13A, would NOT work with LED lights. In 2011, he added 2, 25ohm power resistors to provide the necessary load to fire the flasher.

The reasons(s) of having LED's is to save power, weight, heat, and be stupid bright. Adding resistors to sink current and generate heat is counter to this.

However, Whelen has a nice flasher module that you can wire in any number of ways. https://www.whelen.com/product/all/s...light-flasher/

I changed from the SSF-1 to this module on my last RV-7 when I upgraded to LED PAR-36 lamps.

YMMV
My flasher based on this design just crapped out (both lights stuck on) does the whelan unit just replace the Tridon EL 13A or do I need to replace the diode pack as well, I put in the circuit that has 2 switch positions one for wig wag and one for landing lights. I am mostly interested in wig wag operation and have the round lamps so would regular PAR 36 LED replacements work?
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Old 06-09-2021, 03:21 PM
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/7eSZxshdKP5Q2eMLA

3 pics: the finished install without the lens, the dimensioned paint shadow of the prototype adapter plate, and left over parts including the cardboard template. I only used one of the two lights in the kit. I don't have any pics of the modified Duckworks holder. Just center your adapter plate over the Duckworks hole, then transfer mark where you'll remove material to enlarge the Duckworks hole.
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It has been so long ago I cannot remember if you have to take the wingtip off to change the bulbs out on the Duckworks installation?
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Old 06-12-2021, 07:12 PM
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Default Help me identify these landing lightsóó

Can anyone help me identify these lights and replacement bulbs??
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Old 06-19-2021, 10:48 PM
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Default Duckworth Lights

Those are the old square Duckworth lights (apparently pre-1999/2000 timeframe?). The replacement bulb is this format: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08QZ58NS4 (thatís the led version that I tried, but they arenít nearly bright enough, but use a fraction of the amp draw the halogens do. The halogens didnít seem that bright either). I am gonna try one of the suggested ~30$ options mentioned above. I just got back from flying my RV-6 for the first time at night, and the lighting was pretty disappointing.
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Old 06-20-2021, 05:14 AM
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I installed these to replace my noisy Amazon PAR36 LED lights in my RV4:

https://www.aero-lites.com/

They are very bright, and totally quiet as promised by the rep at Aero-Lites. I have an AeroLeds wig/wag flasher wired in that I run all the time. All very quiet, and a descent price.
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