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Old Mar 22, 2011, 09:48 AM
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So I'm a huge fan of night flying. I have a very serious LED habit and it just keeps getting worse. My latest project has been to upgrade my 8 foot flying wing night flyer from around 750 LEDs to just over 1,000 and to illuminate the props with reflective tape. This mod was so cool, I've started doing it to my 5 foot night flyers as well.

8 foot night flyer with illuminated props (0 min 46 sec)
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 10:13 AM
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So this is why Hobbypartz is sold out of LED's

Very nice, what did you put on the props for reflection?
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 10:13 AM
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It's reflective tape. I got it from a friend of mine.
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 10:16 AM
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OK, I know what you used. Did you have much trouble with re-balancing the props or did it come out real close? Very nice job!
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 10:23 AM
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I couldn't get over how light the stuff was. It added less than a gram to each prop, so they remained pretty well balanced. I'm pretty happy with the way it worked out on the 8 footer, so I'm going to try and upgrade my 5 footers the same way.

FWIW, this is what the 8 footer looked like before I added the extra LEDs:
This never happened... (3 min 12 sec)
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 10:31 AM
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wow very cool just let the police know before you fly onther wise the whole county gonna be calling saying they just saw a ufo....hmm wonder if they make round flying wings haha
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 10:34 AM
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wow very cool just let the police know before you fly onther wise the whole county gonna be calling saying they just saw a ufo....hmm wonder if they make round flying wings haha
Yes they do: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1386754
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 10:49 AM
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I couldn't get over how light the stuff was. It added less than a gram to each prop, so they remained pretty well balanced. I'm pretty happy with the way it worked out on the 8 footer, so I'm going to try and upgrade my 5 footers the same way.
You must of gotten a lot thinner stuff than what I was thinking of then. Wouldn't happen to have a name / source for that tape would you?
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 10:52 AM
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 11:43 AM
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You must of gotten a lot thinner stuff than what I was thinking of then. Wouldn't happen to have a name / source for that tape would you?
It is really thin and light. I can ask my friend where he got it. He's the only source I have. He had a whole bunch of it that we were using on our heli rotor blades.
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 04:19 PM
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You are a star man! it is looking F...g cool dude! I love it.
Well done!!
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 08:02 PM
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It is really thin and light. I can ask my friend where he got it. He's the only source I have. He had a whole bunch of it that we were using on our heli rotor blades.
Shiny,(no pun intended) I'll keep an eye here. Thanks
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