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Apr 16, 2004, 09:29 PM
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Poppy with it's new LED setup


Here's my Poppy with it's new LED light setup installed. Thanks again to Mike Connally for his invaluable help on my first setup. So that's what the letter "K" on the resistor package means.... I only hope the wind dies down here soon!

Ronnie
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Apr 16, 2004, 09:36 PM
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looks good! I especially like the "headlight".

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Apr 16, 2004, 10:32 PM
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I have started my led stuff here is a pic of the tail. i chose to have the light up th plane and not shine out too much so i can see it more

Bill
Apr 17, 2004, 08:27 AM
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Thanks, Mike! That's "Taz" at the controls. It's got a GWS "A" drive with an 8X6 prop instead of the stock 480 motor, which takes almost 3 oz. off of the weight. Here's a brighter picture. Furnaceman, the LED on the side looks good! Is that a GWS E-Starter?

Ronnie
Apr 17, 2004, 10:14 AM
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YEs that is my e starter love that plane realy good all around flyer!
Apr 23, 2004, 09:44 AM
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It should be said that the poppy has a 370 or 350 A drive not an ips.

Mike
Apr 23, 2004, 10:54 AM
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I hope to be doing this soon too, except I want to try and make a removable "disco ball" with a deans connector.

I have a GWS Slow stick and wanted to make a mount with a foam disco ball suspended under the plane. The disco ball would have several LEDs mounted in it with four front facing 1000mcd white LEDs, two diffused LEDs pointing up lighting the bottom of the wings (in different colors for orientation) and then two pointing back to light up the tail feathers.

The advantage is that it should light up the plane rather than just looking at the LEDs and its easily removable for day-time flight, but hte disadvantage is that its only lighting up the bottom surface well. I think there would be enough bleed and spillover of the light that it could be viewed even in a high bank turn w/o issue.
Apr 23, 2004, 11:01 AM
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That sounds really cool...It needs it's own power supply so it can be dropped as a night bomb
Apr 23, 2004, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducman69
I hope to be doing this soon too, except I want to try and make a removable "disco ball" with a deans connector.

I have a GWS Slow stick and wanted to make a mount with a foam disco ball suspended under the plane. The disco ball would have several LEDs mounted in it with four front facing 1000mcd white LEDs, two diffused LEDs pointing up lighting the bottom of the wings (in different colors for orientation) and then two pointing back to light up the tail feathers.

The advantage is that it should light up the plane rather than just looking at the LEDs and its easily removable for day-time flight, but hte disadvantage is that its only lighting up the bottom surface well. I think there would be enough bleed and spillover of the light that it could be viewed even in a high bank turn w/o issue.
My slow stick hanging from the ceiling. No disco ball tho. And I did end up adding red leds to the top of each wing tip.
Its as eazy to see at night as in daylight, maybe more so.

Allons, Randy

p.s. cowtown usa= Fort Worth?
Apr 23, 2004, 02:37 PM
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How about this for a light system? This is my EAM Strike.

Mike
Apr 23, 2004, 03:35 PM
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Wallasan10,

Yes sir! I'm actually in Watauga, north of Fort Worth.

Ronnie
Apr 23, 2004, 05:02 PM
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Quote:
That sounds really cool...It needs it's own power supply so it can be dropped as a night bomb
HAHA!
Sweeet! Checkout that bomb!

Where did the plane go? *scratching head*


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