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12-16-2013 09:57 PM  3 years agoPost 1
ar15f117

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I am having a scale helicopter built and I need red covers to change the strobes from white to red. Does anyone know where I can get these or what to use to make my own? Thanks.

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12-16-2013 10:40 PM  3 years agoPost 2
BONO1

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If you have white caps now, some plastics dye really well with "RIT DYE". It's made for clothes.

Sam

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12-16-2013 11:41 PM  3 years agoPost 3
steph280

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I've tried red caps on white LED, and it becomes pink instead of red. You really need red LED's to get the effect.

Helicopter World / Century helicopter used to carry some scale helicopter LED overs, but I couldn't find them anymore. You can search here:
http://www.mouser.com/Optoelectroni...enses/_/N-b1d1r

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12-17-2013 02:32 AM  3 years agoPost 4
helicrunch

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Try DIY rc
they have some red lenses

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12-17-2013 02:02 PM  3 years agoPost 5
eyefly3d

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I used a clear cap from one of my wife's makeup things. I think she called it eyeliner, fit perfect on the rc lights 5mm led holder and should be easy to dye it red. You could also pick up some tail light lense red paint from testors, it's made for plastic models and is a transparent paint.

I don't always fly helis, but when I do I prefer to fly scale.

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12-17-2013 02:16 PM  3 years agoPost 6
armyrcer

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the best way i found is to goto radio shack and get the red or green leds with the color lens take out the led and cut lens cover to fit. I have pictures in my gallery on my 500. When curtek was around they had the lens for 3mm and 5mm but they have gone out of business now. Thats a shame was a good light kit for scale helicopters.

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12-17-2013 08:17 PM  3 years agoPost 7
ar15f117

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Strobe Light Cover Caps

Great responses. Well, it looks like I have some options. Thanks, guys!

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12-23-2013 12:48 AM  3 years agoPost 8
Double E

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Try your local Fry's Electronics store. The store by me has a pretty good selection of LED's. I just picked up some red covers today to use on my Huey beacons.

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