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Old Apr 03, 2005, 04:04 AM
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I do have another BR here with me, i was going to use that as a base for everything else, but i seem to have cut a wire for one of the motors, so i could just use that board?
if so i could get my dad to do it all, with himself saying he's the best at everything, might as well let him have a go at it,
and you never know, he might do it.. maybe i'll ask him if he can add my led's to it too
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Old Apr 03, 2005, 01:04 PM
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yeah you could use the other board and swap it out with the burnt one, and then get your dad to solder everything! :P as for the led's, there's a few threads around here and in the micro/indoor forum about people who's put led's on their br's, it looks pretty good.
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Old Apr 03, 2005, 01:11 PM
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Sweet, how many led's do you think it could handle? in terms of weight and battery?
would i possbly have to get a really really small battery for them, like a watch battery? or could they run straight off the main one(s)?
sorry for all the questions, im just trying to learn
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Old Apr 03, 2005, 01:28 PM
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Twitt, sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience. I have to say I admire your experimental spirit! Send me your address if you want me to have a board removed from a customer-returned BR and sent to you. But, of course you will have to install and solder it in. And, I guess I should say that this will void your warranty
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Old Apr 03, 2005, 01:33 PM
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Thanks Fotta, i do already have a spare board in my other BR though, so i'll just remove that board instead for now, isnt the warrenty already voided though? for trying to solder in another battery, and burning out the board in the process?
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Old Apr 03, 2005, 03:06 PM
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okay and yeah, the warranty has been voided, for sure...
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Old Apr 03, 2005, 03:08 PM
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Thought so
any other tips or a diagram of where all the wires go on the board?
and possibly a bit of info on how good the next gen BR is going to be
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Old Apr 03, 2005, 04:49 PM
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twitt, try doing a search for the LEDs, i know a few people have done it, its just a matter of finding it. you can also post a new thread in the micro/indoor plane forum asking about it, i'm sure someone there has some info. good luck!
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Old Apr 04, 2005, 05:48 PM
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Twitt, it sounds like you're one of those people who just can't leave something alone without taking it apart and tweeking the pieces. If that's the case you are really going to love the BR! You asked about LED mods. You can power them directly from the BR's battery if you use a curent limiting resistor. The drain on the battery is so small that it shouldn't make a dent in your flight time. I would suggest that you use the smallest size leds you can find as WEIGHT is a major factor. Annother hint.. you can grind off a bit of the resin housing to make them smaller/lighter. Another bonus to the led mod is that if you make the connections to the battery and the tx board after the on/off switch, you will have a light to remind you to turn off the BR when you are done. Here are some liks to what i've done.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=321311
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=319714

Enjoy and keep on tinkering!

JOhn
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Old Apr 05, 2005, 05:03 AM
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I actually just bought 10x3mm leds with resistors, and 50x5mm leds with resistors, so instead of the extra weight i added at the front, i could use two 5mm leds eh, and then the 3mm leds at the back.

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Old Apr 05, 2005, 01:54 PM
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make sure you take some pics of your LED br!
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Old Apr 05, 2005, 02:02 PM
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I'll make sure i do :P may be a bit difficult while im flying it at the same time though....
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After 9 years I'm guessing you never did take those pics, haha
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