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    Bill Rusk saved my life

    Well, that’s a bit dramatic, but he sure made it a lot easier
    i have a meeting today on the coast. I left last night to stay on the coast If you have ever driven the coastal routes thru Maine in August, you would want to detour the traffic as well
    Weather crap coming in sooner than they predicted. I got within 14 miles from the destination grass strip and the clouds are in the trees
    no choice but to come home or divert. I like my own bed so climbed up to 3000 there is a kick butt tailwind upthere headed home. By then it’s pitch dark at 830. Wife and Jeep on the end of the strip with lights on
    then the world all changed when I threw the switch on landing lite
    the cub has llights in both wings. Really really nice light. Got the idea from Bills cub build
    cant say enough good about Baja design Squadron pro
    thx for the advice Bill!

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    As I progress on my build knowing I will be in the dark a few times in the future, well lets not bring up living in the dark now. It is pireps on products such as this in our changing world that is very useful information.
    Thank you guys.
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    So what kind of light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by behindpropellers View Post
    So what kind of light?
    https://www.bajadesigns.com/products/Squadron-Pro.asp

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    I'd like to see a picture of that installation

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    Virtually the same Lumen output as AEROLed's Par 36 replacement (which I love). Would be interesting to see the beam comparison as it looks like the different types of lenses and reflectors might make for increased range.
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    Wow, not sure I saved anyone but maybe I helped and that’s great.

    Here is the link to a little info on the install and if you scroll down a bit there is a post with exact weights.

    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showt...l=1#post686226

    There was a video showing the lights. I’ll see if I can find it

    bill

    from my iPhone. I can’t get on the site with my Mac with safari or chrome???
    Very Blessed.

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    Very short video showing the lights in action here

    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showt...l=1#post687207

    There were a couple of times this year in Southeast Alaska, when the weather (and the visibility) was very bad that Juneau tower was calling traffic between me and another aircraft, and they always saw me instantly, way before I saw them. So I think the lights work.


    hope this helps

    bill
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