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Private Pilot July 17, 2006 - Instrument Rating August 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
LED Landing Light
The only complaint I have with the Sundowner is the lack of lighting for landing or taxi. I guess I was spoiled by the Archer's nose light that really did a great job. The Beech Sundowner does provide for an additional light package for the right wing leading edge but I'm not ready to have someone cut into a perfectly good wing. Instead I'll take advantage of the additional light position in my existing left wing leading edge. I would like to have my lights pulse but that will require a bit more investigation and $$.
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I am going to add the LED lamp for my landing light and move my existing light to my taxi light position in the left wing leading edge location. I hope to provide some pictures of the taxi light relocation and a few pictures to show the difference in the illumination of each lamp.