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    Default Lets Talk Wing Tip Landing Lights

    I just got new wingtips from Kitfox with provisions for landing lights built into them. I like the idea of wig-wags but I also would like good lighting for night flying. I know the Microsun line is popular but from my reading they aren't super bright for night landings and it looks like mounting them on an angle for a taildragger may pose a problem. What does the TeamKitfox forum have to offer advise wise?

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    Default Re: Lets Talk Wing Tip Landing Lights

    The Microsuns are bright enough. I have both of mine mounted straight ahead. With 22" tires in tailwheel configuration they point up as you can imagine. It would be incredibly simple to angle one of them down by just adding something like a washer or two under the top two mounting tabs. Or fabricate a plate that is wedge shape. It would take so little to bring the light down to the proper angle for taxi. As for my current landings at 30min after sunset, I don't see light on the runway until nearly threshold but again it isn't pitch dark out and It lights up the runway in good enough time for me. If I wanted I could angle one down a bit. It would be easy to accomplish. The taxiway is illuminated well enough for me at dawn and it only seems improved as it gets darker so I have just left mine alone.
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    Default Re: Lets Talk Wing Tip Landing Lights

    I have bought these very bright, 4500 lumen and fit the wing tips, I got the double ones all the bracket come off, I will be using the forward screws and a mounting plate just like you do on the Vans wing tips, I paid 35 approx $45. The only down side is the weight 8oz each that's twice the Aeroleds.

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    Last edited by P Johnson; 02-07-2022 at 04:10 PM.

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    Default Re: Lets Talk Wing Tip Landing Lights

    Thanks all! Microsun it is.
    Dave
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    EFIS on order


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    Default Re: Lets Talk Wing Tip Landing Lights

    Nice decision. I'll consider you a patriot. You won't regret it.
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    Default Re: Lets Talk Wing Tip Landing Lights

    I will be installing the Aeroled nav lights, they are really impressive on my friends aircraft.

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