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Old 01-16-2019, 09:30 PM
jlbpropilot jlbpropilot is offline
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Default AVEO ZipTips

Anyone know if these are available and if so, where can they be purchased? Thanks
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:10 AM
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I wouldn't bother...

A friend recently got a pair from Germany, over $2,000 and when they arrived, the fit was terrible. Had to get a pro body shop to finish the fitting.

Unless they have changed in the last 6 months, stick with Vans and save some money - lots of money
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:02 AM
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I have a set for the 10 and are very happy with them. The gelcoat was far better than Van's and the light modules are awesome. They are pricey, so it's an idividual choice. Give Damien a call at Aveo. They have an add here on VAF. Or just google Aveo in Florida.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:42 AM
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Also very pleased with mine on the -7. Fit and finish was very good and I was able to use Vans supplied reinforcing rib for the inboard side opposite the aileron. I wired the landing and taxi lights together to one switch, and they have a built in wig/wag controller. Pilots and controllers have remarked about the intensity of the lights. Additionally the built in module at the rear of the tips (with separate white nav/strobe light) eliminates the need to wire a tail nav/strobe.
Note: These tips were delivered 2 years ago.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:09 PM
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Ive seen the ones on jpm757's -7 and they look great. Sounds expensive at first glance, but then realize you subtract the value of vans tips, lenses, whatever lighting system you buy, tail light, then the labor and it quickly becomes more reasonable...
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:36 AM
Huskyhipdoc Huskyhipdoc is offline
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I have a pair on my RV8... fit perfectly, no filler required at all. I am impressed by the build quality.
I dealt with the factory directly... contact is They were very helpful in supplying paperwork and information to assist getting them approved for fitting in the UK.
Not convinced its more expensive than buying all the individual bits and fitting them into the Vans tips. They look stunning when fitted, and don't look like someone has taken a chainsaw to the wingtip like the standard Vans ones.
Highly recommended.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:08 PM
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Thank you guys. I will try to track some down.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:48 AM
Robertcropdust Robertcropdust is offline
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Default Tips.

I have a set for my F1 rocket. They are very nice and fit excellent.
Built and flying F1 rocket..2019
Built and sold RV8 fast back ..2017
Bought flying Hr2 and sold S#11 ..2014
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:00 PM
jlbpropilot jlbpropilot is offline
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Just got my Zip Tips via FedEx. I have not held them up to the wing to see how they fit but the quality by looking exceeds my expectations. At this point the only complaint I have is that for nearly $3k you would have thought they would have included the connectors that you will need to wire them. These connectors don't appear to be readily available and certainly not from any aircraft suppliers. Cant wait to light them up.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:07 AM
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I'm modifying mine at the moment but i don't think its any more work than would be needed on the vans tips. Damien in Florida was more than helpful in arranging things too.

Mine came with the connectors though the bare minimum and so Im still trying to source an extra couple of pins for the strobe sync cable and having trouble.

One bugbear was cutting the double layer fibreglass at the front end which allowed dust into the lens area and so far haven't been able to blow it all out.

lights look good and the gelcoat is better finished than vans - visually - will be better determined when I start to prepare for painting

As someone else said if you drop out the relevant bits from vans and the cost of comparable lights there isn't so much difference overall and having the rear lights incorporated avoided another cable down the tunnel.
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