Aerodynic independent rotators middle light

Thomas1234

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Oct 4, 2016
266
Nterhelands
Hi all,

I've got the chance to buy this red blue FS Aerodynic with independent rotators, although rare, i think this type still feels a bit "empty".
There is this plate in the middle, sellers says there was also a beacon on top, could this be official Federal Signal factory stuff, or is it a hack?

Seller wants 200,- should i get it?

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Stampeed Valkyrie

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Jun 18, 2013
3,557
PA
Can the seller tell you what the model tag reads?
My guess is this is an AD5200 series light. The light on top of the speaker cover may have been for a VisiBeam or something similar, probably not added by Federal and probably a department modification. Knowing what the speaker assembly consists of I have a hard time thinking this thing held up over time with another beacon on top of it.

It looks like it might be missing a rotator on the Blue lense side.. So yea the AD series lights are very uncommon.. but $200 is probably stretching it for this bar...

my .02

Rob
 
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shues

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May 21, 2010
10,072
NW Indiana
Here is a good example of what a Vama bar with the Visibeam looks like:

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Photo credit: http://www.autotitre.com/forum/Vehicules-speciaux/Photos-de-voitures-de-Police-34001p2010.htm
 
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OliverD

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Dec 31, 2016
179
Belgium
It's an original FS Aerodynic "made in America".
This lightbar was used in France in the years 80 on french Police cars (Peugeot et Renault).
The french surname of this special Aerodynic bar order is "GOLDORAK" !
These are now very hard to find and expensive ; it's a "holy Grail" for the french collector.
Federal Signal is imported in Europe by RAUWERS in Brussel and dispensed in France by SIRAC (french branch of RAUWERS).
Here are some pics.
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Thomas1234

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Original poster
Oct 4, 2016
266
Nterhelands
Well as is see it, its only the plate that is original "GOLDORAK" style right? or was the french lightbar also equipped with independent rotors on 4 red/blue lensen? btw the seller is still looking for the visibeam but sadly the black piece is missing anyway.
 

dg0223

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Feb 20, 2011
703
USA/Texas
It would appear as if it would have been for an American vehicle, since those French examples seem to be the three section version of the lightbar, and the lightbar you pictured has the four sections, in addition to the red/blue versus the blue with amber the French examples show.
 
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Stampeed Valkyrie

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Jun 18, 2013
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Both are aerodynics.. but both are different revisions so internally totally different bars.
The french bar is a 24SEA or 24SEAH.. the bar the OP is posting is 24AD or AD5200 series light.
 
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Maxim2Eng

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FedSig sold a kit to mount a VisiBeam on top of the (any) AeroDynic speaker housing, which consisted of the base plate and contoured faring (skirt) to attempt to maintain the aerodynamic features of the bar. Actually worked fairly well (Michigan State Police studies found that a single beacon in the middle of the roof produced less drag then any lightbar), so adding the rig didn't add too much drag to the bar. It's only drawback was the additional height it added to the vehicle (no chases into parking decks!). It wasn't popular in the US as most vehicles using AeroDynics were cop cars with A-pillar mounted spotlights.
 
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CrownVic97

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May 21, 2010
3,329
Hazen, ND
Lotsa rehab is gonna need to go into that, Tom :eek:
 
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Thomas1234

Active Member
Original poster
Oct 4, 2016
266
Nterhelands
Yes, IF the seller lowers its price, still 190,- ..too much in my opinion. And that skirt is still impossible to find.
 

Stampeed Valkyrie

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Jun 18, 2013
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I honestly couldn't see myself paying $190 for everything in this thread to be honest.. too much work with minimal payoff.
 

Thomas1234

Active Member
Original poster
Oct 4, 2016
266
Nterhelands
Yeah agreed, think im letting this on go, or maybe the visibeam peaces for way way less, problem here in the Netherlands that the Aerodynics are getting more rare every day. However, Twinsonics can be found , i just scored my second B/B!
 
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Henri

Registered Member
Dec 28, 2017
18
France
Hello Thomas, I have a friend he is looking for the same model as yours, if you have one for sale you tell me and I would make him the commission
 

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