The idea of having ‘navs’ or position lights on your plane is so that other aircraft can see you coming, and work out appropriate evasive action if required.
The simple question is, how far away do you want to be seen from?
We took a Flyleds demonstration kit to the Oshkosh fly in this year. In the photo below, the Flyleds demo box is sitting on the ground below the wing of the plane. The plane has another ($$$) LED product fitted to the wing. The Flyleds box is admittedly both the red and green LEDs in the one small area, but as you can see, our phone camera just couldn’t cope with the brightness and has called it white light (it was otherwise pitch black). There is a ghost image of the Flyleds box near the wing root caused by lens flare that shows that this is the position lights only, and not the strobes in operation.
So, which would you prefer to be; invisible or visible to others?
Our hangar mate Peter has almost finished his RV7. We love how he’s painted the Flyleds board to match the rest of the awesome metal flake paintjob on his wing. As per usual, it’s impossible to take a meaningful photo of the boards when the lights are on. The camera just can’t cope!
More pictures to follow when the plane is ready!
Some verbatim feedback from only the last three months from our customers:
“Thank you Paul! I appreciate your excellent customer service.” Lyle, California.
“I’ve been busy here soldering the LED’s, resistors, etc. to the boards. It’s fun! You save a lot of money, and boy are they bright! Excellent product.” Bruce, Oregon.
“Here’s a pic of the lights installed on my old style RV-6 wingtip. Still some body work to do but the lights look and perform just great!! Thanks so much for the excellent customer service!” Alex, BC Canada.
“After the final install they work great… still have spots in my eyes.” Scott, Ohio
“I’ve really enjoyed building these things. First time for me building a circuit board. You made it easy!” Paul, Alabama