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09-25-2012 04:48 PM  7 years ago
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Triple-D TJ

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First night fly set up!!
What is a good 2 or 3 cell LIPO to run on the lights.. This is blinding bright lol.. Or is there a way to adjust the brightness through the TX/RX??

What an effort to get this to this stage.. Looks awesome though!

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09-25-2012 06:27 PM  7 years ago
Magnumeng

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Triple... If you run an old school brushed speed controller on a seperate channel you can adjust the brightness of the lights.
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09-26-2012 09:22 AM  7 years ago
Timtreo

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Looking good! Are you going to get some night blades for it?
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09-26-2012 01:57 PM  7 years ago
Triple-D TJ

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Bought two sets of used blades local from a friend.. Batteries are a bit tired so a little heat shrink & a MCPX battery will be required in the future.
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09-29-2012 01:36 AM  7 years ago
sewerfly

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Looks awsome. I started with a 2cell on my 550 so the brightness was less. After the crash I went ahead and installed a tiny brushed motor speed controller and with my DX7s i have a dial i can use as a dimmer switch so when i take off i keep it dim as to not blind me but when it gets high i brighten it so i can see it far away at least that's the plan hope to have it in the air next weekend at the HF FF.
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09-30-2012 07:50 AM  7 years ago
Timtreo

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Batteries are a bit tired so a little heat shrink & a MCPX battery will be required in the future.
That should work fine for you. Post some pice or video when you get it all together.
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10-01-2012 07:58 PM  7 years ago
Triple-D TJ

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With space and this being my first night fly, I went real easy on her. Have about 5 or 6 night flight not though and I'm diggin it!! Just trying to figure out a good Battery/Light combo for brightness.. A 3S 950 Lipo is blinding bright, though a 2S 950 is decent... I'm thinking a 3S 650 Should be good..
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10-01-2012 09:30 PM  7 years ago
hgh001

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It is blinding bright.

If it is pitch dark you'll get disorientated, happened to me before, almost lost a heli.

You can hardly see the blades.

I'll recommend to reduce the amount of led's.

The setup in my gallery was also blinding.
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10-01-2012 09:41 PM  7 years ago
Triple-D TJ

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Well the align blades sucked anyway. Two flights and swaped for Torsions, which are much easier to see.. It was blinding bright, however, I'll be adjusting that with either a resistor (if possible) or simply battery capacity..
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10-02-2012 05:28 AM  7 years ago
Timtreo

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I'm using 2 cell batt for my LED strips on the canopy, boom, skids and frame and seems to be perfect brightness for my setup with my night blades. You can check out some of the blades I've been making for people in my gallery if you want. The Align ones definitely suck , the Torsions any better? Your heli looks good though, just got to drop some volts on those LED strips.
I just finished a video if anyone wants to check out my current setup.

http://www.youtube.com/user/timmytube460?feature=mhee
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11-14-2012 02:55 PM  6 years ago
foodman392003

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Hi, nice job on the lights. She looks good. Increasing or decreasing the battery mah will not chance the brightness of your lights. mah is the
Capacity of the battery, Lengh of time it will power a device. The cell count will change the volts and brightness of your lights. Use a 3 cell. The brighter the better. You do need better battery's for your blades. They should just about as bright as the heli. You need to see the disc.
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