Testing Aveo Ziptip wingtip lights

I had received my Aveo Ziptips some time ago but never got around to testing the lights - I finally got a proper power supply and did it.

The Ziptip light assembly receives a standard TE CPC, and comes with the connector and some (test?) leads:

A peek inside the ziptip light assembly

Standard CPC with test leads

Since they reuse wire colors, I had to identify and label the different pins:

Labeled test leads
then temporarily splice the trailing-edge light wires:

Connected trailing-edge light wires

I didn't bother unwrapping the wingtips (not until I'm ready to work on them), so I was getting the lights through multiple layers of bubble wrap plus tape that covers the lenses, yet they were bright!

Landing light (the room wasn't dark, my phone adjusted this much to the brightness)
Right position light

Left position light

Trailing-edge light
Short video of the strobes:

Time lapse:

Total wingtip time: 1.0h


  1. Hi, sure appreciate your photos and guidance. I see this is from 2017. How did your installation come out. I'm currently working my RV 14A wing wiring harness and hoping to be installing the wingtips next month.
    Thanks again,
    Frank Dressel
    Smithton IL

    1. I'm a slow builder, haven't installed them yet :) I finished most of the fuselage and most of the finish kit, and I'm only now coming back and riveting the wing bottom skins (see latest post) - wingtips are next.