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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:36 PM
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I just plug them in to an unused channel on the reciever, but the light set has an additional plug so you can use a seperate battery. I fly 5 - 6 minutes on a 2200 3s and usually put about 1300 back in the battery, so I don't think the lights are drawing enough to worry about.

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Great! Thank you very much.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 10:59 AM
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Since yesterday was the last official day of summer, I spent a couple of hours at the flying field just before sunset.

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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:29 PM
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A few pics for anyone that may want some close ups for scale detail on the C-47.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Such a pretty afternoon here in Central Alabama today I had to take the DC-3 up and look at the leaves changing.


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Old Sep 25, 2012, 10:58 PM
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Such a pretty afternoon here in Central Alabama today I had to take the DC-3 up and look at the leaves changing.


Nice shot. What kind of camera are you using and how much does it affect flying the plane?

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 05:48 AM
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Got a couple of flights in today just about sunset. My favorite time to fly. Little to no breeze, quiet, and lights on a plane start to look really cool.

Jim
Still amazes me how nice your plane looks. We just ordered a light kit for my sons plane. How did you install the light on top of the vertical stab? Did you use a hobby knife or a soldering gun to channel out the foam for the wires? Thank you and keep those pictures coming
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 06:52 AM
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Be very careful putting a camera out toward the wing tip !
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Still amazes me how nice your plane looks. We just ordered a light kit for my sons plane. How did you install the light on top of the vertical stab? Did you use a hobby knife or a soldering gun to channel out the foam for the wires? Thank you and keep those pictures coming
I use a small 8 inch long, maybe 1/8 inch diameter, piece of brass tube that I have filed the inside of the end and sanded the outside so it is sharp. I chuck it in a drill and slowly drill down the stab to make the path for the wire for the LED at the top of the stab. I had to cut the wire to the LED (leaving a fairly long lead to the LED) and reconnect it after I got it fed down through the stab.
This is the second Dynam C-47/DC-3 I have used this trick on.

Hope this makes sense and helps.

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Old Sep 27, 2012, 07:43 PM
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I use a small 8 inch long, maybe 1/8 inch diameter, piece of brass tube that I have filed the inside of the end and sanded the outside so it is sharp. I chuck it in a drill and slowly drill down the stab to make the path for the wire for the LED at the top of the stab. I had to cut the wire to the LED (leaving a fairly long lead to the LED) and reconnect it after I got it fed down through the stab.
This is the second Dynam C-47/DC-3 I have used this trick on.

Hope this makes sense and helps.

Jim
Sounds a bit scary to me I would really like to do it though. Does the tube stay in there as a chase? You must have a steady hand to not pop out the side of that stab. Unless I get really confident, I'm contemplating putting it on the top of the fuselage near the tail instead.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Nice shot. What kind of camera are you using and how much does it affect flying the plane?

Jim
It's the Hobby King Wing cam.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._5MP_CMOS.html


The effect is very minor. Knowing it's there you correct and then trim up it's only 28 grams....
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I took my C-47 and a few other planes to the Summit Motorsport Park in OH over the weekend. A good friend of mine owns and drives the Tulsa County Heat Wave jet funny car and I was there hanging out with him. We get to display our hot rod cop cars together now and then.

He is just getting in to RC flying, even though he has been inolved in avation in one form or another all of his adult life. His first RC flight was flying my HZ Super Cub. Now he is flying an FMS Cessna 182 and I think the C-47 is now on his "must have" list.

He took a couple of shots of me and my plane with his phone.
I took a couple of him in his car with my camera.

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Old Oct 02, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Jim,

AWESOME photos!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Neil
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 09:39 PM
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I use a small 8 inch long, maybe 1/8 inch diameter, piece of brass tube that I have filed the inside of the end and sanded the outside so it is sharp. I chuck it in a drill and slowly drill down the stab to make the path for the wire for the LED at the top of the stab. I had to cut the wire to the LED (leaving a fairly long lead to the LED) and reconnect it after I got it fed down through the stab.
This is the second Dynam C-47/DC-3 I have used this trick on.

Hope this makes sense and helps.

Jim
Sir, I hate to be a pain in the neck, but would you be able to post up close pictures of your lights. The wingtip looks so thin, that I'm not sure how the light will fit. Did you use the black collars that the light snaps into? Did you use a hobby knife or a soldering iron to make the wire channel in the wing? Sorry for all of the questions, but it seems to me that you are the one that has the answers. Thank you....Doug
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 10:54 PM
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Sir, I hate to be a pain in the neck, but would you be able to post up close pictures of your lights. The wingtip looks so thin, that I'm not sure how the light will fit. Did you use the black collars that the light snaps into? Did you use a hobby knife or a soldering iron to make the wire channel in the wing? Sorry for all of the questions, but it seems to me that you are the one that has the answers. Thank you....Doug
I use a new Xacto knife and metal straight edge to cut a very small, maybe 1 to 2 mm wide at the top and 1 to 2 mm deep V shaped groove in the bottom of the wing out to about an inch from the wing tip. I used my brass tube drill to drill the hole in the wing tip in far enough to meet the groove I cut in the wing. (You can use a small wood dowel sharpened like a pencile for this)

I inserted the LED in the hole at the end of the V groove and pushed it out to the wing tip with a small wood dowel. Then I pushed the wire down into the groove and covered it with tape prior to painting the wing. I didn't use the little black collars. I did paint the opening a dark gray before inserting the LED so the wing tip won't glow when the LED lights up.

In the attached photo you can see the tape that covers the groove I cut in the wing. I also used a hole punch to make a clean hole in a piece of tape and painted it the same color as the wing then laid it over the LED and folded it over to protect the wing tip some. As you can see, the wing is showing some signs of hanger rash, I need to do some touch up painting.

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Old Oct 03, 2012, 05:25 AM
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I use a new Xacto knife and metal straight edge to cut a very small, maybe 1 to 2 mm wide at the top and 1 to 2 mm deep V shaped groove in the bottom of the wing out to about an inch from the wing tip. I used my brass tube drill to drill the hole in the wing tip in far enough to meet the groove I cut in the wing. (You can use a small wood dowel sharpened like a pencile for this)

I inserted the LED in the hole at the end of the V groove and pushed it out to the wing tip with a small wood dowel. Then I pushed the wire down into the groove and covered it with tape prior to painting the wing. I didn't use the little black collars. I did paint the opening a dark gray before inserting the LED so the wing tip won't glow when the LED lights up.

In the attached photo you can see the tape that covers the groove I cut in the wing. I also used a hole punch to make a clean hole in a piece of tape and painted it the same color as the wing then laid it over the LED and folded it over to protect the wing tip some. As you can see, the wing is showing some signs of hanger rash, I need to do some touch up painting.

Jim
Thank you for taking your time to help me.

Doug
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