|This new self-contained (no external power supply) LED beacon is designed to replace the quartz halogen flashers on single engine Cessna's 1967 & later, and Aero Commanders. That's well over 30,000 aircraft! Its size (2.5" dia. x 3" high) also permits replacing remote mounted strobe lights & power supplies on many different fixed wing platforms as well as some rotorcraft. Utilizing LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology, Whelen is able to provide the following advantages compared to existing light assemblies.|
Installed on my C150L. Had to drill out and countersink two hold down screws on mounting plate so beacon glass cover hold down ring would mount flush to mounting plate. Otherwise a simple install. Just have to disconnect Cessna flasher in tail of plane and splice the power wire from switch to beacon to bypass original flasher. Just hard to justify $900 for this part but like all airplane parts...you want to play you really have to pay! Does not load up my alt like the original flasher, so all seems good so far.
Perfect fit with no fuss on my 76 177rg. Very bright and Im very happy with it.
Excellent product. Easy to install. Very bright!
Installed on 1969 C-150J without the need for any crazy airframe modifications. Removed old flasher and beacon, minor wire work, unit installed and ops check complete. We did complete a 337 as per the Manufactures installation instructions. No bleed over in headset as last unit did. The picture is deceiving as the lens is not tinted at the top, clear all around. Recommend Spruce post an actual photo of the unit to clear that up.
Installed easily and gives brilliant light. It eliminated the audio noise we were getting in our headsets from the old beacon. We did not have to fill out a 337 for the 182q. Only downside, very expensive.
This is not plug & play. You will need molex pins & crimper and the wiring must be changed slightly with the removal of the old flasher unit. It is bright, I hope it lasts a long long time. Typ. overpriced acft part.
1/2 hour install on my C206. Very bright both day and night.
Easy to install and very bright.
Easily installed in existing mounting area with minor modification to the existing wires. Very bright and should last longer than the aircraft.
The gasket in question (part number 11-10407 found in the "Accessories" tab) is part of the light assembly and is needed at all times. This is a gasket that goes between the lens and the base to inhibit moisture issues.
This gasket is part of the beacon assembly. For installation, you do not need to purchase an additional gasket. It is ready for install out of the box.
The dimensions of this LED Beacon 71055 are 2.5" dia. x 3" high.
We have added the drawing sheet to the documents tab of this web page. Please review it there for all dimensional drawing information.
Per supplier: this is TSO-c96a Class III which is 100 Effective Candela.
This is what the manufacturer recommends for plug and play replacement.
Yes, this is FAA TSO-C96a APPROVED.
The 71055 series LED beacon blinks. It has a flash rate of roughly 40 cycles per minute.