I am installing LED lights throughout the aircraft. I
ordered 10 white LED lights from
BestHongKong.com. These LEDs were pre-wired with resisters.
These LEDs will be installed in the inspection panels under both wings.
HID Landing and Taxi Lights
I am working with a vendor to do some R&D on some 50 watt HID
lights suitable for aircraft. Follow my progress in my
I purchased a 12V/15A power supply from Radio Shack.
I will be using the Bob Archer wingtip antennas for my NAV, Marker
Beacon and COM 2. I will be installing the NAV and Marker Beacon
antennas in the right wingtip and the COM 2 antenna in the left wingtip.
I ordered the antennas directly from Bob and saved money. He is
very helpful and graciously offered several good suggestions to insure a
I ordered the Gretz pitot mount from
I have been looking for a panel labeling solution that would
offer engraved labels for all switches and indicators. The labels
would need to be able to be back-lit for night flights. I found
these labels from
Air Conditioning on a Budget
I have been interested in the Arctic Air ice box air
conditioners that have been displayed at Sun-N-Fun as well as Oshkosh
for some time but their $500+ price was a deterrent. Recently,
there has been a thread on the
AOPA Forums about how to build your own so I decided to give it a
try. $50 in parts and here I am...I cut the top in an old ice
chest and installed the fan and radiator. I still need to buy a
couple of adapters and a power plug. More later...
I finally procured the fitting and 1/2" hose I needed so I was able to
finish assembling the A/C.
Initial testing indicates the radiator as being the wrong design as the
fins are too close together and after only a few minutes of operation,
the condensation "clogs" the fins and restricts nearly all airflow.
I will try and find a suitable oil or transmission cooler and see if it
Well, I found a transmission oil cooler at NAPA Auto Parts ($25.00) and
it installed nicely. I tested the unit and it works GREAT!
Total cost: $75.00.