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Jul 18, 2012, 12:48 PM
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This thread is dormant again. I guess no news is good news
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Jul 18, 2012, 07:59 PM
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Flying Lights are Good


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This thread is dormant again. I guess no news is good news
I put lights on my X-350 a red LED by the left side of the landing skid, green on the right side of the skid , a flashing white LED near the rear of the main rotor shaft and one white LED by the tail rotor. Looks very cool - will try to post a pix this weekend.
Jul 19, 2012, 10:04 AM
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I put lights on my X-350 a red LED by the left side of the landing skid, green on the right side of the skid , a flashing white LED near the rear of the main rotor shaft and one white LED by the tail rotor. Looks very cool - will try to post a pix this weekend.
Looking forward to viewing pics of your mods.
Jul 19, 2012, 01:32 PM
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Hey Heloguy, did you use Tiny brite lights or another brand?
Jul 19, 2012, 07:27 PM
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Hey Heloguy, did you use Tiny brite lights or another brand?
Could not find the Tiny brite anywhere - so used RAM174 -it is complete with all the LEDs runs on 12V to 4.8V. Takes about 10mA. Horizonhobby has them for around $20
Jul 20, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Could not find the Tiny brite anywhere - so used RAM174 -it is complete with all the LEDs runs on 12V to 4.8V. Takes about 10mA. Horizonhobby has them for around $20
This is what the Tiny brite web site says:


Dear Customers, we are experiencing technical difficulties, and our online shopping cart is down. We'll have it back up as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!

Probably a reason for not finding them.
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Jul 22, 2012, 05:06 PM
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Lights on X-350


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Looking forward to viewing pics of your mods.
Here are some pix that I took of my X-350 and hot-glued-lights, a little messy looking but very quick and easy - also I coiled up the excess wires under the landing skids rather than cut, strip and heat shrink cover the ends. The RAM 174 MICRO HELI LITES can be found at website: http://www.ramrcandramtrack.com/ It weighs 7 grams and draws 10mA. I used a servo "Y" connector in place of where the brushed motor is plugged into and then plugged the lights and motor in the other 2 ends.
Jul 22, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Looking really good
No tickets for 'driving without lights" after sunset
Jul 26, 2012, 10:02 AM
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heloguy.....lights look great.......it sure takes a long time to read this thread, but worth it for hints on set up for this heli......
i have been flying coaxial blades for about a year....i wanted to get a outdoor heli......since i live in oklahoma i need one that will fly in the wind.....the video in this thread of it flying in high winds sold me on the x-350....
i trimmed the canopy about a inch around the rotors. i also cut the bottom out of the canopy below the battery box.....this allows good air flow over the esc and motors.... i made a sling out of zip ties so the battery hangs off the bottom of the battery box......i can change batteries with out removing the canopy....also i can use 1300 lipos by moving them back to keep the same center of gravity.
i hit a cable and it dropped onto cement from 20 feet altitude....i set it up and took off with no damage !...also i learned real quick not to unload the blades too fast because the blade striking each other scared the crap out of me......pault
Jul 26, 2012, 11:40 AM
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heloguy.....lights look great.......it sure takes a long time to read this thread, but worth it for hints on set up for this heli......
i have been flying coaxial blades for about a year....i wanted to get a outdoor heli......since i live in oklahoma i need one that will fly in the wind.....the video in this thread of it flying in high winds sold me on the x-350....
i trimmed the canopy about a inch around the rotors. i also cut the bottom out of the canopy below the battery box.....this allows good air flow over the esc and motors.... i made a sling out of zip ties so the battery hangs off the bottom of the battery box......i can change batteries with out removing the canopy....also i can use 1300 lipos by moving them back to keep the same center of gravity.
i hit a cable and it dropped onto cement from 20 feet altitude....i set it up and took off with no damage !...also i learned real quick not to unload the blades too fast because the blade striking each other scared the crap out of me......pault
Pictures please. A picture is worth more than a thousand words
Jul 26, 2012, 09:22 PM
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will do.
Jul 28, 2012, 10:37 AM
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thetis...you have been involved in this thread for a long time....i have been searching for any solution for the power loss...its is really a long thread....maybe you can help me....today at full trottle it will barely hover....can you sum up for me what the problem is with the heli and are there any fixes....i read somewhere you sent yours in and they sent you back a new one...what happened ?.....
Jul 29, 2012, 06:46 PM
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thetis...you have been involved in this thread for a long time....i have been searching for any solution for the power loss...its is really a long thread....maybe you can help me....today at full trottle it will barely hover....can you sum up for me what the problem is with the heli and are there any fixes....i read somewhere you sent yours in and they sent you back a new one...what happened ?.....
I have PMed you.
Aug 10, 2012, 10:04 PM
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Well, finally got around to it. I installed the factory brushless set in my X350 sport. When the weather clears I will give it a spin.
Aug 11, 2012, 10:02 AM
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I am looking forward to your findings. For the second time my B motor is gone out of the blue. I do have for almost two months now the HK BL upgrade but still hesitant to start doing the mod. The weather is really nice and I want to fly instead of modding. I might go for a third pair of motors and leave the mode for the winter time. BL is a different animal and I can tell from my CP.


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