I spun a rivet on my rudder skin and am waiting for the replacement. Has anyone put a strobe and tail light on their 750? Would it be easier to install and wire before I rivet the skins? Any info will be much appreciated....pictures, type of lights, anything....thanks a bunch


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Seems to me that rudder tail lights are becoming less popular - most of the wingtip LED nav/strobes also have a rear-facing white position light that serves the same purpose as the rudder light.  I've used Aveo's "Powerburst" LED nav/strobe/rear position light for 6+ years and they work great.

My 750's Ed.1 fiberglass wingtips have a slight curvature in the mounting area, so I fabricated a flat aluminum mounting plate (clear coated) with a rubber gasket underneath to conform to the curvature.  The mounting plate also doubles as a reflector to further enhance the strobe's flash:

I later beta-tested a pre-production skyBeacon ADSB which needed to be mounted forward of the wing to clearly receive the transponder squawk data (the current production model uses a different reception method and probably would work fine mounted directly on the wingtip). So, I incorporated the Powerburst's mounting plate into a custom mount I made for the skyBeacon and this has worked well:

The current production skyBeacon also incorporates a strobe, so this might be a consideration if you're considering ADSB-out.  However, I don't think it has a rear position light.  They do, however, make the "tailBeacon" ADSB-out for mounting on the rudder that does incorporate a rear position light:


(not affiliated with Aveo or uAvionix)

Thank you John

I did it on my 650 rudder after the rudder was complete.  I purchased the LED tail light from Zenith with the thermoformed fairing.  The hole you cut in the trailing edge of the rudder is large and I had no problem feeding the wire through the hole on the leading edge and hooking up the light.  Took less than an hour.

Rudder-mounted tail-lights are indeed less popular now, but for those who still want one, Zenair offers this simple-to-install vacuum-molded tail-light fairing (P/N RUD-NAV):

For more info, scroll to the bottom of this page: http://zenair.weebly.com/fiberglass--plastic-parts.html

Note: Fits on trailing edge of all CH aircraft rudders.

Hi Richard, do you have any pictures you could share of the LED tail light installation?  Looking at adding a uAvionix tail beacon to my 750 super duty.



I bought the tail light fairing from Zenith for my 750 STOL. Here it is installed with the AeroLed Suntail.

Thanks David.

Have a great day.



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