|Aug 07, 2002, 01:02 PM|
Night Flights With Glo Wire
Now that the days are getting shorter I've been thinking of outfiting a few planes for night flight.
I've been looking into the LEDs, but I was also looking at Glo Wire as well. Looks like they are ready for models...they have BEC connectors. Very cool.
Anybody use this stuff. Perhaps you can post pics. I'm most interested in visability and duration.
|Aug 07, 2002, 02:55 PM|
I read a report from someone using these on his Tiger Moth. He said they were too heavy though. His thread is here:
I'm using a parkflyer light kit on my Tiger Moth, it consists of 3 LED lights- one red, one blue and one white. It works quite well. I posted a report some time ago with some photos here:
How late did YOU fly tonight?
I fly my setup right off my back porch at night. Visibility is excellent up to altitudes as high as I dare fly in daylight. The extra weight is insignificant. I'm flying my TM on a stock DX-A and it performs as good as ever. The lights do affect run time, my flights on li-ons are 40 minutes in daylight, 35 minutes at night with the lights on. I can live with that!
|Aug 07, 2002, 06:59 PM|
I'm the guy that did the GloMoth. The driver plus two 3-foot sections of wire only weighed 48 grams. I think the way I had the wires mounted also contributed a lot of drag. It flew ok (with an M-100), but after a couple of weeks I just felt like the wires weren't worth the performance hit. Also, like LED's, they don't show up well until it gets pretty dark. In total darkness though, they show off well... and look really trippy. It stopped several cars .
|Sep 21, 2007, 05:47 AM|
I recently purchased the park flyer kit from Glowire and am really happy with it. taped the glowire to the wings of my homemade 38"ws cub. I like the fact the power driver works directly from the li-po battery. My plane flys fine with the added weight, and is real easy to see at night, having a blast with a bunch of guys flying after dark...
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Projeti - Night Flight with E.L. Wire!!! (pics)||Wind_of_Change||Foamies (Kits)||174||Feb 25, 2013 08:05 PM|
|Second Night flight with Glow wire||kushal_22||Foamies (Kits)||5||May 03, 2004 09:37 PM|
|finally 1st flights with lite stick, after 4 months||cruzomatic||Parkflyers||5||Jul 12, 2001 12:53 AM|
|epp foam glue to cut with hot wire?||inedesca||Scale Electric Planes||4||Jun 08, 2001 09:08 AM|
|First timed Flights With Eco||JIMJAM||Electric Heli Talk||0||Apr 26, 2001 07:20 PM|