AIR:Aircraft Lights

AIR:Aircraft Lights

Post by Mark Oxma » Tue, 21 Jan 1997 04:00:00



I'd like to put lights in a 1/144 scale L-1011 airliner:  Nav, rotating
beacons, cabin lighting, etc.  Can anyone help?  Thanks.

M. Oxman

 
 
 

AIR:Aircraft Lights

Post by AAMRES » Tue, 21 Jan 1997 04:00:00


If you're talking about actual lights--fiberoptics is probably the best
bet for nav. lights that light up.

Art

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Lebe » Tue, 21 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> I'd like to put lights in a 1/144 scale L-1011 airliner:  Nav, rotating
> beacons, cabin lighting, etc.  Can anyone help?  Thanks.

Check out the stuff made for model railroads. They make units
to simulate strobes and "Mars" lights (oscillating headlights
often seen on locomotives.

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Post by Jeff Coop » Wed, 22 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>I'd like to put lights in a 1/144 scale L-1011 airliner:  Nav, rotating
>beacons, cabin lighting, etc.  Can anyone help?  Thanks.

>M. Oxman

Tylenol, Advil, Aspirin..... :)

How about using LEDs in the appropriate colours, and incorporating fibre optics
for the wingtip and tail lights. This also works for the "logo lights" in the upper
surface of the stabilizers that shine up onto the tail.

It'd be nice to see it when you're done.

Jeff C

 
 
 

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Post by Bill O'Nei » Wed, 22 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Try model RR resources. I believe most use 12v. DC, so it might not be too
tough to rig some appropriate batteries in the fuselage, for a stand-alone,
or "hang" alone. Otherwise, maybe a fueling rig in a diorama could provide
the wiring connection (the hose). Older Diesels had a "Mars Light," which I
think was a flashing headlight for attention/warning. This could be used
for the beacons. Now about scale landing lights which will throw a good
beam a 1/144 mile????:-))) . On second thought, that's only 36', so one of the
halogen flashlight bulbs (cleverly hidden - go to 1/48 scale?) could do the
job. Hmmmm, what else could be done with passenger planes? Lost baggage?    
  Regards,  Bill O'Neil

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    (anon. Roman citizen, circa LXXXXVII)

 
 
 

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Post by jmaz » Tue, 04 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> I'd like to put lights in a 1/144 scale L-1011 airliner:  Nav,
rotating
> beacons, cabin lighting, etc.  Can anyone help?  Thanks.

> M. Oxman

Use LEDs. Come in some fairly small sizes and can be shaped as long
as you take care not to cut into the *electrodes* (ie, make a
teardrop shaped lens).

John