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01-14-2013 03:50 AM  7 years ago
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rbort

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Added the fuel tank light
In the winter months, the daylight is not as bright and its hard for me to see the remaining fuel in the tank of my 1005.

The reason I want to see it is because I'm practically flying the heli until about the last drop of the tank to reduce the time I have to be out of the warm radio glove to refuel.

In any case, tonight I decided to do it after struggling today to see how much fuel is left with overcast skies. Below is the finished product, was quite simple actually just an LED with a resistor plugged into the gv-1 mixture port.

Will try it out tomorrow and fly especially late into the day to get my grin going

-=>Raja.
MA 1005 Hanson 2703D, 4300 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3422 flts
Whiplash V1-2 Hanson 300, 1890 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 800 flts
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01-14-2013 04:01 AM  7 years ago
turboomni

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Lol! Great Idea!Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them
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01-14-2013 10:42 AM  7 years ago
Azalin

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Raja

What led did you used?
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01-14-2013 04:05 PM  7 years ago
rbort

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Azalin
It was just a small LED (not the superbright 10mm jumbo ones I use on my headlight stuff) that I had laying around in the generators parts box. White one pretty bright but small (standard size). I think its good enough I paired it with a 47 ohm resistor I had from the solar panel parts and plugged it right into the gv1 which runs at 5.4v continously in flight.

Going to try it this afternoon to see how well it works out.

-=>Raja.
MA 1005 Hanson 2703D, 4300 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3422 flts
Whiplash V1-2 Hanson 300, 1890 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 800 flts
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01-19-2013 04:45 PM  7 years ago
darren heaver

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rochester, kent, england.

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Hi was just wondering if the light worked or not ?

Cheers Darren.
" one day I will learn to fly till then I will just hover"
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01-19-2013 04:55 PM  7 years ago
rbort

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Hi Darren
Yes it does work but the LED is not a superbright large one like the ones I use for my headlight so the light is not visible in sunlight or bright daylight but with that I can see the tank thru natural daylight.

When its getting darker and the sun is setting then the LED becomes brighter and you can see the tank better and better. At dusk its really bright on that last flight of the day per say.

So yes its not a bad addition, but really only comes into play if you're flying in the evening.

-=>Raja.
MA 1005 Hanson 2703D, 4300 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3422 flts
Whiplash V1-2 Hanson 300, 1890 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 800 flts
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01-19-2013 05:30 PM  7 years ago
MNNightflyer

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Good idea!!
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01-28-2013 03:29 AM  7 years ago
turbogti

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St. Andrew, Jamaica

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Raja, Always the Heli innovator

How are you doing my friend?
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01-28-2013 03:36 AM  7 years ago
rbort

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Doing great Hugh!
Miss Jamaica too, man I need to come visit soon!! Say hi to Carla for me

-=>Raja.
MA 1005 Hanson 2703D, 4300 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3422 flts
Whiplash V1-2 Hanson 300, 1890 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 800 flts
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02-07-2013 10:55 PM  7 years ago
Tommy01

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Orlando, FL

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Another cool Raja idea!
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