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Old Feb 26, 2012, 03:41 PM
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DX6I back light mod

Best mod for the backlight? It is a really poor screen.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 06:05 PM
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There are two versions, EL Panel style and LED style. HK LED kit is so bright is shines threw the reflective backing making installation a breeze apparently.

I opted for the EL Panel style way before HK had a cheaper kit for sale.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 06:36 PM
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There are two versions, EL Panel style and LED style. HK LED kit is so bright is shines threw the reflective backing making installation a breeze apparently.

I opted for the EL Panel style way before HK had a cheaper kit for sale.
Thanks, have been unable to find a good detailed install for the LED kit.
I am definitely mystified by the jumble of wires and connectors when the back of the case is removed.

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Old Feb 26, 2012, 07:15 PM
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The EL Glow panel I got came with DETAIL instructions on how to install and wire the kit. Wiring the any of these kit is fairly simple as all you need a connection to the power source and thats done at the ON/OFF switch of the radio or where the proper voltage can be found that will switch on and off when the radio is on or off.

As for install it that is up to you and your skillz..

The LED version is easier since it does not require modifying the LCD screen.

Take a look here, http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...dx6i+backlight
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 04:59 PM
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A rough guide here for fitting an EL pad...
You dont have to modify the display.. the pad shines through well enough...leave any reflective layer in place
Just a bit of chopping on the brackets that hold the display, so the pad fits in as well as the display
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...5#post21321100
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