When flying a high-performance sleek aircraft often it is problematic getting the aircraft slowed down. Many super high performance aircraft and gliders have spoilers or speed brakes to help slow them down for landing by increasing drag. For smaller high performance Experimental Composite Aircraft, I propose using this fact to help us power up LED Landing Lights.

I propose we use make a small mechanical flutter energy generator to absorb the vibrations to power up the landing lights using electromagnetic induction technology to charge a capacitor instead of the headlights working off a battery. Currently there are some nifty micro-flashlights being used which you can buy which use a similar technique and are available thanks to the Everlite Flashlight technology research lab. These smaller flashlights work by shaking them for about thirty seconds and shine for about 6 minutes and they shine quite bright since they use a very bright LED light. Here is a link to this home use flashlight:

http://www.modernoutpost.com/gear/details/ee_shakelight.html

Here is a quick movie you can watch online to see how this technology works.

http://www.modernoutpost.com/gear/movies/ee_forever.MPG

I propose we use the engine rumble along with the simple mechanical flutter device to insure we always have power even if we lose the electrical system. It will of course work best and be brightest as you are slowing the aircraft down, as well as assist you in bleeding off the airspeed. Perhaps this is a good way to save energy, save guard in emergency of electrical system failure, assist in slowing down the aircraft and provide the light you need for night landingsl? Think on this.

Source by Lance Winslow

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