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Old Feb 02, 2013, 11:45 PM
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The new Parkzone Visionaire seems like a good candidate for night flying. Similar to the old Typhoon. Anyone want to take a shot at rigging some LEDs on one? I'm thinking about it.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 01:01 PM
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The new Parkzone Visionaire seems like a good candidate for night flying. Similar to the old Typhoon. Anyone want to take a shot at rigging some LEDs on one? I'm thinking about it.
Sure, drop-ship one to me and I would be happy to rig it up!


Seriously, it does look like a good candidate...especially if you can get the LEDs inside the wing without destroying it.


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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:01 PM
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Seriously, it does look like a good candidate...especially if you can get the LEDs inside the wing without destroying it.
I was thinking along the outside. Here's what I did with my old Typhoon.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 07:02 PM
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I have owned a couple of these ARF versions and they fly great.

How about taking the kit and making a purpose built night flyer??

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...80mm_KIT_.html
Old Feb 07, 2013, 10:17 PM
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My Dollar Tree Foamboard Jet with LEDs!


Just flew it tonight, fun times! Some people came over asking, "WHAT THE @#$! IS THAT???"

I learned that just taping LED strips on the plane is actually probably not the best use of the light. When the LEDs are pointed right at me, it's blindingly bright and kills my night vision, yet at other angles the plane is nearly dark and hard to see.

My plan now is to find a way to diffuse them and try to light the flat surfaces, so LEDs pointing IN and not OUT.

I just found this thread so now I'm going to start reading backwards


PS) https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1717147 for plans...
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 03:55 AM
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Especially if you're working with white foam, pointing the LEDs in works just wonderfully - diffusing the light and making the plane glow.
Old Feb 08, 2013, 11:41 AM
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http://www.vozop.com/index.php/water...ght-strip.html

Seems like a good supplier of LED strips. I like these side-pointing ones and should be ordering some soon!
Old Feb 10, 2013, 11:32 AM
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I took this shot of some guys in Sacramento flying at night...
Old Feb 10, 2013, 04:34 PM
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Noice!
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 01:34 AM
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 03:45 AM
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Nice. Is that checkerboard just tape with lights behind the foam, or ...?
Old Mar 02, 2013, 11:55 AM
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Xmod. looking good. I have built numerous CTH Assassins and a Titan. I use the Titan as my main nightflyer. Is that the "deep" reaper or the standard? What motor, esc, and battery are you using?

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Old Mar 02, 2013, 01:09 PM
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Excellent photo. Wish it were available in higher resolution.
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Excellent photo. Wish it were available in higher resolution.
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