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Old Sep 21, 2007, 07:36 AM
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Is there such a thing as Night Blades for the honeybee CP2?

I'm looking for a set of night blades for a CP2,any leads or links would be appreciated.
Thanks
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 03:50 AM
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Oh,i guess not.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 04:15 AM
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Oh,i guess not.
HD had glow in the dark ones. Never seen them in action but it says they are fluorecent(sp)
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 05:14 AM
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Griff, Just an idea mate but why not pop down to your local vinyl cutters/sign shop and buy some luminescent / day glow vinyl.

Cut some thin strips and attached to the end of your standard blades.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 05:50 AM
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Yeah i was thinking about that this morning actually,that and one of those light's they scan cash with might work quite nicely.
Also i'm thinking i might just pester the makers of the other night blades i've seen,lol.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 07:37 AM
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I have been looking for glow in the dark tape to use in my blades but have not found any.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 09:24 AM
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I've been pondering some of the paint products here:

http://www.glowinc.com/

Seems like it might be a cheap and easy way to try night flying....?

-Chris
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 09:32 AM
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kb designs sells a uv led kit for nightblades,they're the folks making the new trex tailblades
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 09:46 AM
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Do you have a link?
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 09:56 AM
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it is over on the mini forum page 2 or 3 i think,new tail blades
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 11:04 AM
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Another option might be to install high output LEDs. There are a number of threads about that. I did some reading and it is not hard to do once you understand how leds work, wiring, and ratings -- plenty of sites to learn the ABCs.

I'm going to experiment and make a few set ups for my trex and micros with different types of leds (intensity, viewing angle, color). I ordered leds from superbrightleds, resistors from digikey and 30 awg wire from ratshack. I anticpate this is going to put out a lot of light. On my V2rex I ordered yellow and blue superhigh output leds to light the disc and canopy (match canopy scheme), and landing lights for underneath. THe parts are really inexpensive (the shipping is more than the parts) so I bought enough to do a lot of experimenting. Looking forward to having some fun with this.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 11:46 AM
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Venom makes some micro night blades.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMGL4&P=7

they're kind of expensive for micro blades though
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 01:36 PM
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Venom makes some micro night blades.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMGL4&P=7

they're kind of expensive for micro blades though
Oh SWEET,they're a couple of mm's longer and 3 mm narrower but i think thats what i've been looking for.
I think my next step will be to order some woodies from the night ranger and see how they fit my CP2.

$126.00 or 65.00 is a little steep but i think i can live with that.

EDIT: I've found some woodies for the night ranger at a very good price on ebay,gonna order those monday and see how well they fit and how the CP2 flies with them,if all goes well then i'll be buying the night blades
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 05:37 PM
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You would probably be better off making your own night blades. If you ever find any, they're quite over priced. I found some Carbon Fiber night blades for around $43, and that was just for 1 pair! But it also came with a charger. If you were to buy the blades themselves, they're probably $20-$30
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 01:04 AM
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[QUOTE=Santini]Another option might be to install high output LEDs.

I'm going to experiment and make a few set ups for my trex and micros with different types of leds (intensity, viewing angle, color). QUOTE]

Check out this site http://www.tjtrc.com/Liglow.htm

I found this through another thread here - no sense in re-inventing the wheel. He has developed an LED strobe system for heli's as well as a lipo alarm and on his site has a section about LEDs in the blade. Also alot of video showing everything working. If you are inclined and can find his thread, he also ishares the drawings on how to build the circuit

I just wish I could fly well enough to impliment anything like this!
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