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Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by thunnus View Post
much thanks to slim & marko and every one else's suggestions and help with my first soldering related LED mod! pretty basic, and not all that professional looking but was able to get it done! i 'repurposed' a couple red/blue LEDs from some dead S107s, did some wire splicing, then soldered them directly to the power leads on the board.
as you can see in the second video, they blink red/blue until i power up, then they go solid red. in flight they sometimes stay red, other times blink. i'm pretty happy with it, makes orientation at night much easier! perfect since that's my favorite time to fly in front of my house.
i also found out i need 3 hands for video, pretty hard to stay aloft and steer with one hand!

quick post-mod workbench vid:

quick youtube vid of night flight:
Nice job! Looks pretty good to me. In my experience, the only thing trickier than soldering multiple tiny leads to one pad was trying to solder a cloverleaf antenna for 5.8ghz. It is a little odd that your S107 lights don't blink during flight. Did you add resistors to those lights? I did not add resistors to my s107 light and it blinks like usual even in flight.
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