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78 J Wingtip Lens

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My partner had an issue with a fence and I need a replacement. The parts catalog note says that 210384-001 is only for serials 24-1038 and later, while mine is 0586. Just wondering if the replacement that Lasar sells will fit: https://lasar.com/lights/left-wing-tip-lens-l020-210384-001?rq=210384

Alternatively if anyone has a spare, I'll take it off your hands!

 

Thanks.

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That looks like someone has updated the wingtips to later model. I think the later wingtip lens will fit.

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@gsxrpilot might have his old set from his cool upgrade. 

Look on knots2u or GLAP as a a other source

you could even make your own :-)

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1 hour ago, rgpilot said:

That looks like someone has updated the wingtips to later model. I think the later wingtip lens will fit.

Oh right, I see the page in the parts catalog now where it shows the older style at the top. That explains my confusion.

36 minutes ago, bradp said:

@gsxrpilot might have his old set from his cool upgrade. 

Look on knots2u or GLAP as a a other source

you could even make your own :-)

Would be great to get someone's cast-off as it would be pre-drilled. The Lasar part is about 1/2 the price of the other two you mentioned so I think we'll hold out for them. They will have stock next week.

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Sorry for your loss...;) Hey stuff happens.

That wingtip does not look like the factory wingtip. On the factory installed tips, there are only screws on the rear diagonal edge -- the inboard edge fits under a wing skin with no screws. To install the factory tip on an early flat tip wing would require quite a bit of metal work. This looks like a aftermarket part that was designed to retrofit the flat tips with minimum rework. The factory lens will not fit as it has cutouts on the inboard edges and I think the GLAP lens is the same. The LASAR lens has straight edges on all sides. I would look over the logbooks and airplane file for an STC/337 or other information on the installation (or maybe someone here is familiar with it) to find out what you've got and then talk to Dan at LASAR about it.

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15 hours ago, zuutroy said:

My partner had an issue with a fence and I need a replacement. The parts catalog note says that 210384-001 is only for serials 24-1038 and later, while mine is 0586. Just wondering if the replacement that Lasar sells will fit: https://lasar.com/lights/left-wing-tip-lens-l020-210384-001?rq=210384

Alternatively if anyone has a spare, I'll take it off your hands!

 

Thanks.

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That's the same wingtip that I have, and both lenses have been replaced at separate times in the last decade. Call it ~$150 each from LASAR, trim to fit, tape down and mark a couple of holes, drill them out, test fit and open them up. Screw onto wing, mark the rest of the holes.

When drilling, go slowly, use a new, sharp bit and have a piece of scrap wood under the plastic. This will minimize cracking . . . . but Thin CA glue will wick into the crack when removed from the plane, lest you glue the lens to your wingtip.

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There's another thread about how to trim and drill the lenses. I found a cutoff wheel on a dremel works best for trimming. Use a step drill bit to drill the holes and you won't crack the plexiglass -- a standard twist drill bit is likely to catch.

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Thanks all. This site is a great resource to have when living in a country with a grand total of one Mooney!

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8 hours ago, zuutroy said:

Thanks all. This site is a great resource to have when living in a country with a grand total of one Mooney!

Ain't it great being unique!!

Please post some trip reports with photos / video from the Emerald Isle and outlying destinations!

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55 minutes ago, Hank said:

 

Please post some trip reports with photos / video from the Emerald Isle and outlying destinations!

And whether you prefer Guinness, Harp, or Jameson when we drop by to visit! :rolleyes:

 

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1 hour ago, Andy95W said:

And whether you prefer Guinness, Harp, or Jameson when we drop by to visit! :rolleyes:

 

Or maybe all three?  :lol:

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Ugh does Harp even still exist?! Will post a few reports from upcoming trips. Past year has been mostly lessons towards getting the IR. Quite necessary living on a cloudy island. The above pic happened on a flight where my friend had to cross the English Channel at 1000ft to get home. First thing he did when he reached the airport was book his first IR lesson.

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Just a final query on this. Lasar is out of stock at present so I might have to wait a bit to get it replaced. Is it  safe enough to fly without the lens assuming day VFR only (ie not switching the lights on)? I have removed the screws and shrapnel.

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On ‎8‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 3:54 AM, zuutroy said:

My partner had an issue with a fence and I need a replacement. The parts catalog note says that 210384-001 is only for serials 24-1038 and later, while mine is 0586. Just wondering if the replacement that Lasar sells will fit: https://lasar.com/lights/left-wing-tip-lens-l020-210384-001?rq=210384

Alternatively if anyone has a spare, I'll take it off your hands!

 

Thanks.

 

+1 on @PT20J's comment--that is NOT the same factory wingtip as the later J models.  Did you find any info on the modification in the logs?  I suppose it might still use the same wingtip lens with a different drill pattern, but the only way you'd know would be to compare it to somebody else's lens

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4 minutes ago, jaylw314 said:

+1 on @PT20J's comment--that is NOT the same factory wingtip as the later J models.  Did you find any info on the modification in the logs?  I suppose it might still use the same wingtip lens with a different drill pattern, but the only way you'd know would be to compare it to somebody else's lens

Yep I'm pretty sure from having read @Hank's post and talking to Lasar that their replacements will fit. I don't remember seeing anything in the logs but I'll have another look. There are some 10+ year old photos online of it on a previous reg and those tips are present.

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