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Old April 13th 07, 10:21 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
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Default C172N Eats Landing lights for breakfast

My friend owns a 77 172N. Eats Landing lights. A real pain to change
with the cowling.

I recently read in an old copy of Aviation Consumer Buyers guide that
some of the N models are known to do this and that there's a Landing
Light Improvement Kit from Cessna.

I could not find one online

Does anyone know of the kit? Or another solution.

As a newbie - dont know. But I know someone must know the info for a
172! Thx

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Old April 13th 07, 11:21 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
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" wrote:

Does anyone know of the kit? Or another solution.


I don't know if this is the kit you are referring to, I believe there is
one available that moves the landing light to the wing.
The vibration of the cowling breaks the hot filament/kills the landing
lights.
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Old April 13th 07, 11:37 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
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On Apr 13, 3:21 pm, john smith wrote:
In article . com,

" wrote:
Does anyone know of the kit? Or another solution.


I don't know if this is the kit you are referring to, I believe there is
one available that moves the landing light to the wing.
The vibration of the cowling breaks the hot filament/kills the landing
lights.


thx! I also got an offline email about a halogen replacement with a
longer life, and one they think is more resistant to vibration.
Appreciate the info.

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Old April 14th 07, 01:36 AM posted to rec.aviation.owning
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" writes:


thx! I also got an offline email about a halogen replacement with a
longer life, and one they think is more resistant to vibration.
Appreciate the info.



Of course, the big improvement would be filament-less lamps;
aka gas-discharge. Someone here will know the name.....

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Old April 14th 07, 02:11 AM posted to rec.aviation.owning
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wrote:
My friend owns a 77 172N. Eats Landing lights. A real pain to change
with the cowling.


Searching this group
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.a...anding+ light
shows several possible solutions, including a halogen lamp, a kit from
Cessna to improve the mounting of the existing lamp, aftermarket kits
to move the lamp to the wing, and aftermarket HID lamp kits.

Matt Roberds

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Old April 14th 07, 01:55 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
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On Apr 13, 6:11 pm, wrote:
wrote:
My friend owns a 77 172N. Eats Landing lights. A real pain to change
with the cowling.


Searching this grouphttp://groups.google.com/group/rec.aviation.owning/search?group=rec.a...
shows several possible solutions, including a halogen lamp, a kit from
Cessna to improve the mounting of the existing lamp, aftermarket kits
to move the lamp to the wing, and aftermarket HID lamp kits.

Matt Roberds


Thx - will do. Appreciate the info.

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Old April 14th 07, 02:20 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
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ups.com...
My friend owns a 77 172N. Eats Landing lights. A real pain to change
with the cowling.

I recently read in an old copy of Aviation Consumer Buyers guide that
some of the N models are known to do this and that there's a Landing
Light Improvement Kit from Cessna.

I could not find one online

Does anyone know of the kit? Or another solution.

As a newbie - dont know. But I know someone must know the info for a
172! Thx


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Old April 14th 07, 02:33 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
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In article ,
David Lesher wrote:

" writes:


thx! I also got an offline email about a halogen replacement with a
longer life, and one they think is more resistant to vibration.
Appreciate the info.



Of course, the big improvement would be filament-less lamps;
aka gas-discharge. Someone here will know the name.....


I think you're talking about HID (High Intensity Discharge). That's what
in the annoying blue-ish headlights that have been showing up on cars the
past bunch of years.
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Old April 17th 07, 04:15 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
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On Sat, 14 Apr 2007 01:11:10 +0000, mroberds wrote:



Searching this group
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.a...anding+ light
shows several possible solutions, including a halogen lamp, a kit from
Cessna to improve the mounting of the existing lamp, aftermarket kits to
move the lamp to the wing, and aftermarket HID lamp kits.


We did an HID upgrade on one of our 172s. It's nice; no need to worry
about bulb life, so it's basically always on in flight.

But this was wing-mounted (a P model, I think). We've also an N (and some
other planes with cowl-mounted lights), and - when I last looked - the HID
wasn't STCed for cowl-mounting.

On the other hand, it was anticipated, so perhaps it has occurred by now.

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Old April 18th 07, 05:28 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
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Thx - will do

 




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