Originally Posted by Plane Insane RC
Yes, it is controlled by the transmitter. It's made by a guy named Aaron. I have some of his flyers at home. I'll pass along the info when I get home.
Oh and to set the record straight. Thats not my video. I think it was Aaron's (not the same one that does the led boards but another Aaron).
Hey guys, thanks for mentioning the Basic Blinker. I'll try to answer your questions if you have any. Here goes for the questions so far.
The Basic Blinker can indeed be controlled by the transmitter. There are 16 different blinking patterns that can be selected by setting the RC channel to one of 16 different positions. (The full-range of the RC channel is divided into 16 "quadrants", each one corresponding to a different output pattern.) It also has the capability to be configured using a radio binding plug to blink a certain pattern, negating the need for an extra RX channel, if that's a concern. The default pattern can also act as an indicator of radio dropouts or brownouts.
Each of the 4 blinking output channels can sustain 1 Amp of current, plus the single dimming channel can sustain another amp, for a total of 5 amps. That should allow for plenty of lights on either a small ultra-bright model, or a larger well-lit model. I designed the dimming channel with an alien spacecraft effect in mind, with the light fading in and out like the ship was breathing or something. You can see the blue from under the wings doing that in the video.
Anyway, the Basic Blinker started out as my own custom designed light controller at last summer's Ute RC night fly event. I should have a large batch of production boards coming back within 8 weeks, and the price will most likely be in the $50 range. I'll be getting some better videos uploaded soon with more explanation about how the controller works. You can also check out the user manual on the Basic Blinker page at www.wasatch-rc.com
for more details. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know and I'll see what I can do to accommodate them. I've got a few more products coming down the pipeline that will complement the Basic Blinker as well as provide more and different functionality.