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Old 07-02-2019, 08:36 AM
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Default Flyleds Seven Stars landing light

Hi all

We know there's a bunch of you out there who subscribe to the theory that having too much light is barely enough...

Please say Hi to the Flyleds Seven Stars landing light. 8400 lumens of lighting goodness.


(Clicking the picture takes you to our product page.)

We're using the same well proven Cree XHP35 LEDs and collimating lenses* as used in our Works kit and the Combo lights. Except we added a few more this time! We had a 100mm diameter heatsink custom made for us for this spotlight. Flight testing the light tells us we went a little overkill on the heatsink sizing, which can only mean that the LEDs are always kept in their comfort zone.

The Seven Stars landing light is designed to go into a Duckworks or Van's round PAR36 light bracket. The mounting holes for the light are at the same 5" centers as the Duckworks setup.
Due to the size of the heatsink, getting the light into the wing may be a small challenge however! We removed the wingtips on the RV-10 (a ten minute exercise) to fit the light through the lightening holes in the ribs. If you have an RV-14 with the larger light window on the leading edge it will drop straight in.

Ashley (Dustyone) fitted the light to his RV-10 first (link here) and then chose to upgrade the window size afterwards to increase his off-axis visibility to others.
We haven't felt the need to modify ours yet, as shown here:


The distances marked were measured using Google Earth. You can tell that the lights are angled downwards a little by how bright the foreground is, so we have no doubt you'd easily see the plane in the distance (or the deer/moose/kangaroo) if you were at approach height.

We've had a few 3D printers working overtime to create some bracketry that will make assembly of the lights a simple task. One phillips head screwdriver and about 20 minutes of your time is all that is required.

We'll have these available at Oshkosh 2019. We're camping at the booth this year, so night time demonstrations are also welcome! We're looking forward to getting complaints from other campers already.



*(A collimating lens gathers all of the light from the LED and throws all of it forwards. A simple reflector does this also but lots of light escapes out to the sides as well.)

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Old 07-04-2019, 03:22 PM
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Default Awesome new product

Hi Paul,

Thanks for another outstanding quality product.

Great design, easy install.

I especially like how visible my aircraft is during the day . With the new LEDs on Wig Wag ,you can easily pick out my aircraft from miles away.
A great safety upgrade.

Thanks again.
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:28 AM
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Maybe I missed Paul's location at Oshkosh....

FlyLEDs will be with Flyboy Accessories and Team Rocket in the North homebuilt display area, basically in a new spot, between the warbirds and the brown arch.

For this crowd, we'll make it even easier, we're around the catty-corner from Van's display, just to the SW of them.

http://spirit.eaa.org/expocad/19eaa/...play#floorplan

Come see us!!!!
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:21 AM
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Sent you an email through the Flyleds site.
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:01 AM
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Meanwhile at the HBC pavilion on Sunday night:
We thought we'd do some product testing. That's one Seven Stars light held at arms length above my head.

Our apologies to anyone down near the trees that we might have woken up!
We did assist a few campers returning from the loos by turning night into day for them ...and then ungraciously plunging them back into darkness!

We're at Oshkosh diagonally across the way from Van's. Come over and say G'day!


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Old 07-23-2019, 02:45 AM
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Default OMG

I accidently saw Dusty Millers RV10 last week as I drove into my aerodrome. I was in my SUV with headlights on high beam and the driving lights going full blast. I was embarrassed by my poor show compared to the RV10. These new lights are impressive and compared to the $630 USD per light I purchased, they are miles in front. Do your homework and I think these are a no brainer purchase.


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Old 07-23-2019, 08:32 AM
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Obnoxiously bright headlights, not just for cars anymore.
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Old 07-23-2019, 04:29 PM
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Slightly off topic, I received Paul?s Wigwag module for my landing lights and had a easy time installing it. Hardest part was finding the power wires in the fuselage to make the connection. I only have a single landing light switch and used the setup to go wigwag or steady. Simple solution.
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:26 PM
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Default Today,s demo

I was at Osh today 1 block down from Paul’s booth during the bright noon time hour. Paul had his display version of the wingtip lights on wig wag mode. Even from about a hundred feet during the day, the wig wag of the tip lights (tip strobes) was annoyingly bright.
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Old 09-15-2019, 12:01 AM
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Default RV-7?

So will these fit into an RV-7 wing then? I hope so!!
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