Aircraft Lighting Curcuits

Aircraft Lighting Curcuits

Post by RCCMED » Tue, 21 Jan 2003 07:58:41



Anyone have specs or schematics for aircraft lighting curcuits, ie:
marker/navigation/anti collision lights......something that will flash the
white anticollision lights and also one that might simulate the flash of the
"rotating" beacons etc.

Thanks Vinny

 
 
 

Aircraft Lighting Curcuits

Post by Frank M » Tue, 21 Jan 2003 08:28:09


Many rotating beacons are replaced with strobes now.

 
 
 

Aircraft Lighting Curcuits

Post by John R. Melor » Tue, 21 Jan 2003 12:40:33


Here is the URL for a schematic for lighting the USS Enterprise.

Perhaps you could adapt it to your needs as well...

http://www.cs.umanitoba.ca/~djc/personal/circuit.html

Hope this helps.
Good Luck,
John M.


Quote:
> Anyone have specs or schematics for aircraft lighting curcuits, ie:
> marker/navigation/anti collision lights......something that will flash the
> white anticollision lights and also one that might simulate the flash of
the
> "rotating" beacons etc.

> Thanks Vinny

 
 
 

Aircraft Lighting Curcuits

Post by Longtailedliza » Wed, 22 Jan 2003 02:20:02


Quote:
>Anyone have specs or schematics for aircraft lighting curcuits, ie:
>marker/navigation/anti collision lights......something that will flash the
>white anticollision lights and also one that might simulate the flash of the
>"rotating" beacons etc.

>Thanks Vinny

 Vinny,
   If your not into circuit building, may I suggest you try your local train
store (or through the internet).
   I model HO scale (in addition to everything else), their are many lighting
units that we use for train modeling.
  For instance, a company called Accurate Lighting makes light modules
(flashing beacons, headlighting, mars lights and EOT (end of train) flashing
lights) and yes they even make them for use with battery power.
   To give you an idea, they make headlights, and taillights for cars,
emergency lights for vehicles,
 construction equipment and construction barrels.
  Another company called GRS Micro Liting, makes modules for flashers and
strobes but also for simulated flames and electric arc welding.
  Walthers company makes a 1/87 (HO) scale DC-3 model and also makes a DC-3
navigation lights and roof beacon set for there kit. (21.95)
  The Walthers Company, puts out a HO (and other scales) catalog featuring
their products and others. I got the above info from the Walthers HO 2002 model
railroad reference book. Most model railroad trains stores have one availible
for reference, so you should'nt have to buy one.
  Hope this helps.

                                              J

 
 
 

Aircraft Lighting Curcuits

Post by klmo » Wed, 22 Jan 2003 04:17:11


On Mon, 20 Jan 2003 03:40:33 GMT, "John R. Meloro"

Quote:

>Here is the URL for a schematic for lighting the USS Enterprise.

>Perhaps you could adapt it to your needs as well...

>http://www.cs.umanitoba.ca/~djc/personal/circuit.html

In the Dollar Store are noisemakers in the form of a plastic pistol.
It already has flashing LEDs and of course noise reproductions of
"explosions, laser guns, sirens, etc."  And all this in a package you
can easily hide inside the model.  
 
 
 

Aircraft Lighting Curcuits

Post by Tigger8 » Wed, 22 Jan 2003 06:56:43


Quote:
>Anyone have specs or schematics for aircraft lighting curcuits, ie:
>>marker/navigation/anti collision lights......something that will flash the
>>white anticollision lights and also one that might simulate the flash of the
>>"rotating" beacons etc.

I did my 1/48 C-130 using LED's I got at radio shack for all the NAV lights as
well as a flat ended blinking LED for the flashing beacon. I put another one
(yellow) in the cargo hold to add some light and a flashlight microbulb in the
***pit. These are all powered (along with two blue markers on the base) by two
"C" batteries. It works very well.

Lloyd Curtis
Call the ball

 
 
 

Aircraft Lighting Curcuits

Post by Jeffery S. Harriso » Wed, 22 Jan 2003 09:53:14



Quote:
> >Anyone have specs or schematics for aircraft lighting curcuits, ie:
> >>marker/navigation/anti collision lights......something that will flash
the
> >>white anticollision lights and also one that might simulate the flash of
the
> >>"rotating" beacons etc.

How sophisticated do you want the circuit to be?

You can make a very simple circuit to flash LEDs at specific rates with a
couple resistors, a capacitor and a 555 timer. I created such a circuit for
a friend who wanted to simulate the flash of a rotating beacon on a C-130.
Specifically he wanted to have a quick double flash followed by a long pause
like you get when you see the beacon just as it reverses it's direction of
rotation. Using variations of this simple circuit you can get lights to
flash at any rate you desire with them remaining on/off for any specific
length of time as well. If you're interested contact me directly and I'll
see if I can dig up the schematic. The required parts are available from any
Radio Shack or similar for a couple dollars.

Jeff
IPMS something or other