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Dec 19, 2010, 12:13 PM
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F4U Corsair: The Navigation Lights

This plane has to be identified in the dark of night so of course it get's a set of Navigation lights too.

UP-DATE 2/12/2013: I have taken a different approach to how I wanted to configure the landing lights on the Corsair!

I've removed that single light pod design from the belly, and I've installed a more conventional 2 light system on the wing's LE. I used two 1W 90LM LEDs mounted in 1/16" ply and recessed in the LE of both wings. I have the wiring channeled back in to the flap servo cavities and the routed in to the compartment in the wing where I changed out the light controller to a Lazertoyz Maxi, that way I can turn the landing lights on & off separate from the other nav lights. I then covered both light's recesses with pieces of 3M packing tape to simulate lens covers.

Finishing up the mod, I used strips I cut from the roll of white Oracal651 vinyl I have, painted them to match the MM Navy Blue/Gray that I used on the bottom of the wings, and covered all the wire channels.

The Corsair looks much better now!

Last edited by Sandancer; Feb 12, 2013 at 03:03 PM.
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Feb 10, 2011, 03:09 AM
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How did you run the wires in the wings and fuselage? I was thinking of doing the same thing. I have an AIRFIELD Corsair (same plane) and a RC LANDER F9F Panther, with afterburner and lights.

I've been checking out your mods and was thinking of making my Corsair more F4U-4-like.
Mar 08, 2014, 05:01 AM
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you cannot use 1W 90LM LEDs on the Lazertoyz Maxi unit,
you will never get 1W out of it, due to the serial resisitors of 90Ohm used on that unit. 1 Watt leds needs a current of max 300mAmp , one output of the unit will gave a max of 20mA.
i use also a Lazertoyz Maxi unit but i have modified it to use 1W LEDS

on my request he put a note on the MAXI webpage :
Kit works with most Leds 2.2 V to 3.2 V and will supply 20 mAmp no resistor required

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