|Dec 30, 2007, 01:35 AM|
Quadrocopter/tricopter NAV Lighting Ideas
Lets start a Quadrocopter/Tricopter Lighting Concept thread ...
Here's mine ...
I wanted to come up with a removable concept for Quadrocopter NAV lights for night flying only. Something that can be removed when flying during the day. The universal problem flying quadrocopters is orientation ... and it is even harder to track in the dark. I customized this solution for the X-3D Brushless Quadrocopter ... but, this can easily be adapted for other X and Y configurations as well. This is what I came up with.
Epilespy Warning: contains fast blinking lights
Raining outside so test was done in tight quarters inside the garage.
The first part shows the different manually selectable sequencing light patterns.
The CF Ring El/Glow Wire is switchable ON/OFF via the Transmitter.
The light booms also highlight the florescent tape on the props.
Front orientation is easily visible via el/glow wire along the top front boom and all LEDs ON underneath. Rear pattern = all LEDs blinking, Left/Right pattern = LEDs strobing outward.
Happy with the results ... Gives it a nice Close Encounters look.
More info here ... http://forum.xufo.net/bb/viewtopic.php?t=8065
Lets see what others come up with ...
|Jan 13, 2008, 04:13 AM|
@joeling - looks cool and really BRIGHT!
Finally got around to weighing my removable NAV Lighting Boom ... it came out to 55grams ... not too bad at all.
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