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Old Feb 28, 2012, 04:17 PM
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Nightrc.com rgb led strip controller

nightrc.com RBG LED light controller review (5 min 52 sec)
Color changing LED’s and light strip controller review
by: RCRICH

As if night flying is not cool enough here comes a new product from NIGHTRC.COM to really make it great. Night RC has come up with a great new controller for RGB light strips. This light weight unit comes programmed with 50 different light behaviors and has adjustable speed settings. What makes this controller unique is that you can choose 3 different lighting effects and cycle thru those three settings while flying using a 3 position switch on your transmitter. If you only have a 2 position switch then you will still be able to use it but you will only have 2 settings. The controller has 4 pins on each side that can be directly soldered to the led strips for the left and right side of the plane.

Power is best delivered by a 3 cell battery pack and the unit comes with a JST connector. I use the same battery that powers my motor to keep the weight down but a separate battery can be used.

Programming is easy and is done with a small jumper that is placed on the programming pins. When you place the jumper on the pins the unit cycles thru the 50 lighting effects and the jumper is pulled when you get to the one you want. Then move your switch on your radio and do the same thing to program the other poles of the switch. The speed of the lights changing color and flashing can be changed by placing the jumper on the programming pins and pulling it quickly when the lights first flash. Then the lights will start flashing red-green-blue at this point place the jumper back on and it will cycle thru the different speeds. Then pull the jumper when it is at the speed you want.

I will be testing this on a flying wing that is made out of epp foam. The lighting can be faced out or into the foam and has an adhesive on one side. I like to shine into the foam so the light will be seen on both sides.

PROS-
The controller is nice and compact.
Lightweight
Easy to program
Affordable
Looks great and will bring on some UFO sightings!

CONS-

Not so much a negative but the jumper is small and must be kept in a safe place so
it does not get lost.

CONCLUSION
I highly recommend this product for night flyers who want to bring night flying to the next level.


Technical Specs:
Servo Wires: 1 Female
Power Wires: 1 JST
LED Ports: Dual 4 Pins - 0.1" Pin Header
Max Power: 10 Amps per Port
Size: 0.6" x 1.4"
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 04:22 PM
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This is the list of lighting effects.

1. Off
2. Constant White
3. Constant Red
4. Constant Yellow
5. Constant Green
6. Constant Cyan
7. Constant Blue
8. Constant Purple
9. Flashing White
10. Flashing Red
11. Flashing Yellow
12. Flashing Green
13. Flashing Cyan
14. Flashing Blue
15. Flashing Purple
16. Alternate White-Red
17. Alternate White-Yellow
18. Alternate White-Green
19. Alternate White-Cyan
20. Alternate White Blue
21. Alternate White Purple
22. Alternate Red-Yellow
23. Alternate Red-Green
24. Alternate Red-Cyan
25. Alternate Red-Blue
26. Alternate Red-Purple
27. Alternate Yellow-Green
28. Alternate Yellow-Cyan
29. Alternate Yellow-Blue
30. Alternate Yellow-Purple
31. Alternate Green-Cyan
32. Alternate Green-Blue
33. Alternate Green-Purple
34. Alternate Cyan-Blue
35. Alternate Cyan-Purple
36. Alternate Blue-Purple
37. Series Red-White-Blue
38. Series Red-Yellow-Green
39. Series Red-Yellow-Blue
40. Series Red-Green-Blue
41. Series Red-Green-Purple
42. Series Red-Purple-Blue
43. Series Yellow-Green-Cyan
44. Series Yellow-Green-Blue
45. Series Yellow-Green-Purple
46. Series Cyan-Green-Blue
47. Series Purple-Green-Blue
48. Series Cyan-Purple-Blue
49. Series Red-Yellow-Green-Cyan-Blue-Purple
50. Series Purple-Blue-Cyan-Green-Yellow-Red
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 04:27 PM
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NightRC.com RGB LED Light Strip Controller - Hookup and Programming (9 min 20 sec)
A quick video from NIGHTRC.com on programming.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 07:57 PM
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Very cool product. You may be hearing from me soon.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Trust me you will like it. When I fly it cars stop to watch.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 08:24 PM
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I gotta question about the RGB light strips. Can they be cut and re soldiered like the regular led strips, 3 light segments? Are they just 4 connections instead of 3?
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 08:35 PM
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DUH nevermind just went to your site and found it.
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Thanks for the review.... THat is awesome. I went out last night and shot this:

Night Flying with RGB Light Controller - NightRC.com (2 min 28 sec)
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:08 PM
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Don't waste your time or money

I was really looking forward to using Robin's light control board. But after I purchased the board and remote from him I didn't receive any communication about my order or the product.

I texted him a few times (his preferred method of communication) and finally disputed the Paypal transaction after I was hung-up on without so much as hello.

I made my purchase June 16, 2012 and finally got my money back (from Paypal not Robin) July 16th, 2012.

I have the Paypal records to prove it, if I must.

You will be better served getting lights and controllers from some where else.
Currently I am testing a controler from RC-Lights (model 5056) and a few from HK
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Old Aug 15, 2013, 04:24 PM
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DONT BUY FROM THIS GUY.Ordered 2 light controllers.They took 2 months to arrive. One was faulty. Asked how to return it numerous times,heard nothing. I shipped the faulty unit back,at my expense,with a covering letter,on 10th April.The item was reported delivered in the USA on 17th April. It is now 15 of August and I have heard nothing, despite many emails (which he doesn't answer).

I thought I would give him plenty of time to respond, since I read that he is away from home for long periods. But, because of my waiting for a response, the 45 day time limit for claiming my money back via Paypal has passed.
I would love to make a complaint to the Utah Consumer Protection Agency but being in the UK makes that difficult.

A good product let down by someone who doesn't give a toss about his customers.
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Old Jun 10, 2014, 11:44 AM
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Do not order from this jerk unless you want problems !!!!
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 04:40 PM
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I totally agree with the above. DO NOT ORDER. Unless you enjoy throwing away money. Ordered a controller for my SuperCub- it never worked. I went as far as to test it myself and determined that power was not getting through the processor to the terminals. I never heard from him despite several calls, texts, and emails. Ordered a second controller to replace the faulty one I had- never received it. This was over a year ago. Again, several texts and emails to check on order status. Paypal needs to terminate him.
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