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Old Oct 13, 2013, 06:51 PM
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crash test hobby albatross night flyer

night flyer albatross. this is a super easy to fly airplane and it flys well when flying very slow.
because the foam on this airplane is somewhat translucent, the leds are installed facing inward. this lights up the foam and gives a larger light signature and keeps from having to install leds on top and bottom.
a channel is cut into the foam to give a flush install on the leds. then leds are covered with laminate for security and durability.
leds on fuselage are installed nearer to the bottom to give a bright fuselage bottom.

these airplanes are super cool night flyers.
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Old Jan 31, 2014, 02:44 PM
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Did you use a set or DIY?
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Old Jan 31, 2014, 02:54 PM
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i did not use a light set. i used strips of leds and soldered leads to them.
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Old Feb 01, 2014, 11:57 AM
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Looks pretty nice - I imagine how they paint a colored pattern in dusk skys.They do not blink, right?
My Albatross passes customs clearence yet; hope he'll arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday. Can't wait start building...
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Old Feb 01, 2014, 01:19 PM
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no the leds do not blink.
they are very bright. its best to fly it in complete darkness. a dusk sky isnt the best for the leds to shine their brightest.
the lights are brighter than the moon.
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