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Thread: 2nd Landing Light

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    Default Re: 2nd Landing Light

    The search function works ok but I get the best results by searching some key words followed by "site:shortwingpipers.org ". I came up with a thread with a little information that I merged here. I suggested to one of my previous mechanics to one light in each wing during his rebuild so he got the benifit of the wig wag feature. I maintain a PA12 that has the stock light bezel in each wing and I installed the Max Pulse light switch on. Works awesome. If you have the drawing CD it has the landing light installation drawing. I would do it like the drawing and make a log book entry.

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    Thank you Steve! Say, where does one purchase this drawing CD?

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    The Short Wing Piper Club has it.

    https://www.shortwingpiperclub.org/p...r-drawings-cd/

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    What kind of wire are you guys using and how are you attaching/protecting it? For led's, a smaller gauge is ok but I would want shielded, maybe a multi-strand shielded would be more abrasion resistant?

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    I use the shielded 3 conductor wire I got from Aero LEDs for their LED landing lights. I did it at rebuild, don't think it wpuld be much fun on a covered wing.

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    I'm not sure exactly how they did it, but my awesome mechanics installed a remote magnetometer in my wing tip using 4 strand shielded wire and was able to snake it down the spar. I think they used welding rod to push it along... whatever the case, these guys were magicians and showed that it is doable on a covered wing. Of course there was some fabric work on the wing tip (it was open for repair anyhow). Access could be gained through a inspection hole in the tip? For the landing light, could the wire be run similarly?


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    Default Re: 2nd Landing Light

    These work very well for pulling wires through the wing.
    https://www.harborfreight.com/3-16-i...kit-65326.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    These work very well for pulling wires through the wing.
    https://www.harborfreight.com/3-16-i...kit-65326.html
    I love how they are about the same width as the cabin!

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