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Oct 12, 2017, 09:57 AM
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RC LED dimmer ?


Hey all,

Does anyone sell an LED dimmer that you can use to control the light intensity?

Something like this but smaller and lighter:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-12V-24V....c100011.m1850

As I have a foam night filer, but the LED's are too bright, it feels like your corneas have been burned by a lazer after a few mins!
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Oct 14, 2017, 11:45 PM
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How close in are you flyin'? During pre-flight staging, the LEDs are definitely annoying but once the craft is 20'+ away it's no issue for me. On my 2m Radian I faced the LEDs inwards hoping to make the foam "glow" and reduce the glare. Neither really worked but it does appear as light bar instead of individual spots.

A small, remote controlled dimmer would be very nice but I'm not aware of one. I've used this Maxx Products FT1020 Digi Switch remote on/off with 100% reliability:
http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi/mpi-42.html - scroll to near the bottom


See post #2 here for another option:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-your-receiver


Oct 17, 2017, 06:53 PM
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Remote Dimmer


A Brushed Motor ESC works fine as a light dimmer , use a slider or rotary control on a spare channel of your transmitter.
Oct 19, 2017, 06:18 AM
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Thanks for the info all.

The LED's are pointing outwards rather than inwards on my wing, so I think switching these round may help.

Also will try an old Brushed Motor ESC to manage the brightness


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