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Old Mar 02, 2013, 05:54 PM
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 02:21 PM
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Didnt even realize this forum existed! I have leds on my 3 planes. A hacker hotwing 1200mm, hacker zoom zoom 900mm 3d, and a multiplex mentor. Here is the Mentor:





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Old Mar 13, 2013, 02:39 PM
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JJ:
Is that blue on the bottom? Many folks insist that blue is much harder on the eyes than other colors (like green or red). I kind of agree based on my experience, but I still like the look of blue. Your thoughts?

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Old Mar 18, 2013, 01:46 AM
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JJ:
Is that blue on the bottom? Many folks insist that blue is much harder on the eyes than other colors (like green or red).
I find blue LEDs irritating to look at. I think the way they are made, they are on the edge of UV or something, rather than being true blue. My next night flyer won't include blue. Too bad, it's a great color otherwise.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 09:35 AM
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bmschulman: I never considered that wavelength of the blue leds might be on the edge of the UV spectrum. That is a possibility and would explain how they are not as easy to look at. I have a 60 inch wing that has 2meters of blue on the bottom. It can be harder on the eyes than the yellow I have on top, but overall is still flyer friendly.

If blue is too much for you for a main color, it still works well for accents. For a ufo effect, blue is a good color since you do not see it often on aircraft.

Here is an example of using it as an accent. I used blue since it matches the trim scheme of the glider.



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Old Mar 18, 2013, 09:48 AM
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bmschulman: I never considered that wavelength of the blue leds might be on the edge of the UV spectrum. That is a possibility and would explain how they are not as easy to look at. I have a 60 inch wing that has 2meters of blue on the bottom. It can be harder on the eyes than the yellow I have on top, but overall is still flyer friendly.

If blue is too much for you for a main color, it still works well for accents. For a ufo effect, blue is a good color since you do not see it often on aircraft.

Here is an example of using it as an accent. I used blue since it matches the trim scheme of the glider.



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This explains the effects of different color lights on your eyes at night: http://www.aoa.org/x5352.xml
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 10:40 AM
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This explains the effects of different color lights on your eyes at night: http://www.aoa.org/x5352.xml
Awesome info. Thanks for posting...
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 05:27 AM
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Thought you guys might enjoy this. A local chap (who uses the nick of Starman on our local site) made it the other night.

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Old Mar 23, 2013, 10:08 AM
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That ISS really hauls across the sky. You can get text messages to let you know when it will be visible. NASA says it is the brightest object in the sky after the sun and moon.

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 10:31 AM
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Thought you guys might enjoy this. A local chap (who uses the nick of Starman on our local site) made it the other night.

KiwiKid,
Excellent photo. What camera, lens and time exposure did you or Starman use?
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 01:31 PM
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 01:32 PM
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Light up radio controlled airplane for night flight - RC Parkzone Stryker covered in LED strips (1 min 18 sec)
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 03:24 PM
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That looks crazy!
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 03:43 PM
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Sweet. Are those the 3528 RGB leds or the 5050 RGB leds?


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Old Mar 23, 2013, 04:11 PM
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roballoba------That is a great night flyer. Cant wait to see some flight video.

Does your controller just have IR remote or can you change the mode via your transmitter?
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