(Another AirBike Modification)
|Among several reasons for making modifications to my plane, one is to increase safety.
|Most of my flying is in the Wichita,
Kansas metropolitan area and
surrounding communities that have lots
of air traffic from the three major
airports of McConnell AFB,
Mid-Continent Airprt and Jabara
Additionally there are runways from
the aircraft companies, numerous small
town airports and a host of private
grass fields that add to the air traffic
It is neat to see other planes while I am
flying and I like to be seen by them.
|The goal of this project article is to install the anti-collision light in
each wingtip immediately forward of the navigation light as shown
|I have never had a problem avoiding other aircraft but always felt there were additional measures I
could take to improve my visibility. Recently an opportunity presented itself when a friend gave me
two personal emergency strobe lights such as those worn by prepared people in distress situations.
The descriptions and photos below explain how I adapted two personal emergency strobe lights
into my plane's wingtips to act as anti-collision lights. You can do the same with a couple hours of
work and less than $60 of components. The first photo shows the modified and assembled unit.
|Modified stock personal emergency strobe light.
|Tail mounted strobe is hard wired
into the generator. It is always on.