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11-28-2007 02:41 PM  10 years agoPost 1
dtacmed

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I'm being lazy I know it's bound to have been asked before. What is the common light layout on Helicopters. Red,Green which side blinking or solid. What strobes and where? Thanks again for all the help. If it matters they are going on a TT MD-530 civillan version. Any suggestions on type Radio Shack ?

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11-28-2007 03:15 PM  10 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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It depends on the helicopter.

In general they have a red on the left, green on the right, and a white on or near the back.

Some have other combinations of beacons or strobes.

http://www.helispot.com has a filter where you can get dusk/night shots, that may help. Understand lots of this stuff is like options on a car and what you get depends on what you order, what year it was made etc.

Andy
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http://www.jaxrc.com

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11-28-2007 05:11 PM  10 years agoPost 3
avconslt

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Lights

According to the FAR's (Federal Aviation Regulations), the red light is on the left side and the green light is on right side, the white light is on the rear. The strobe lights on a helicopter are on the belly and another one on top of the tail. However, an airplane can have the strobes on both wingtips.

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11-29-2007 01:00 AM  10 years agoPost 4
SSMKN2

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As for as the 530 goes.....the position lights green and red can go in the tips of the skid tubes, on the front skid crosstubes in the front of the little steps, or on the sides of the fuse near where the front skid mounts come out of the fuse....the aft white light is found on the aft portion on top of the t-tail...the 2 strobes(red) one is located on the belly between the two front skid attachment legs, mounted off center i believe closer to the lest side of acft, and the other is mounted on a little shelf on the vertical fin just above where apex of the angle is on the aft side.....and for the landing light in front it goes in the lower of the 2 little indents in the nose...the top most one is a vent for cabin air.....these are the locations on the real thing hope his helps

Joel
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Bell 206

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11-29-2007 07:32 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Doug C

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Per the FAA,

All aircraft must have an anti-collision light and position light system for nighttime operations. The position lights consist of an Aviation Red light on the left side, an Aviation Green light on the right and an Aviation White taillight (FAR 23.1389).

The anti-collision wing tip mounted lights must converge within 1200 feet directly in front and rear of the aircraft on center line. If the wing tip strobe light convergence is greater than 1200 ft. in back of the aircraft, a 3rd light is necessary.

The anti-collision lighting system is required under FAR 91.205(c)

An anti-collision strobe light system must project light 360° around the aircraft’s vertical axis. One or more strobe lights can be used.

An anti-collision strobe light system must project light + or - 30° above and below the horizontal plane of the aircraft. One or more strobe lights can be used. The + or - 75° projected light is required since July 18, 1977. The anti-collision wing tip mounted lights must converge within 1200 feet directly in front and rear of the aircraft on center line. If the wing tip strobe light convergence is greater than 1200 ft. in back of the aircraft, a 3rd light is necessary.

Locations on the aircraft for anti-collision lights to comply with the light pattern requirements
WING TIP: Two wing tip strobe lights that protrude beyond the wing tip, their light converging in front and back of the aircraft within 1200 ft.

ENCLOSED WING TIP: Enclosed wing tip anti-collision strobe lights, require a third strobe light on the tail or vertical fin, to fill in the required light envelope.

FUSELAGE: In a fuselage mounted anticollision strobe light system, a minimum of two strobe lights are necessary to get the required vertical coverage.

VERTICAL FIN: One anti-collision strobe light mounted on the vertical fin will meet the minimum requirements on most aircraft. A half red and half white lens is recommended.

link to the URL is http://www.creativair.com/source/_inst/requirements.pdf

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