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Jun 11, 2008, 07:37 PM
Trying to defy gravity...
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Multiplex Twister LED AfterBurner

Short video on my Twister with a custom LED afterburner...

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Jun 11, 2008, 07:41 PM
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That is really cool! Especially how it gets brighter with more throttle/speed! A+ and well done!
Jun 11, 2008, 07:46 PM
That's me.
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Haha, thats sweet. Great job!
Jun 11, 2008, 08:03 PM
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wow....that is fantastic!!! I doubt I would be the only wanting a build thread or details........please??
Jun 11, 2008, 08:09 PM
Trying to defy gravity...
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I would not call it a build thread but here is some more basic information:

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Jun 11, 2008, 09:11 PM
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That is really very cool!
Jun 11, 2008, 09:30 PM
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Nicely Done!

I'll bet it looks pretty sweet flying at dusk.

Jun 11, 2008, 11:30 PM
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Sweet, Jimsky. Two thumbs up.

Jun 11, 2008, 11:36 PM
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Nice job man!! Very cool.. I am not into EDF, but that is sweet!

Jun 12, 2008, 05:33 AM
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Jun 12, 2008, 08:24 AM
Strings, Wings, and a Prayer!
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Jimsky,,,,, That is Super, Super Cool!!! Great job!!
Jun 12, 2008, 09:22 AM
Hooper, full throttle!
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I love it!

Now put it on 4S and get some smoke to go along with the fire!!!

Let me know when you want to shoot video <in the air>

Tommy D
Jun 12, 2008, 09:47 AM
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Very nice, Jimsky:
not too sure what you mean by:
" Iíve used a Castle Creations BEC set to 9 volts as the voltage source for the afterburner LEDís. This voltage source is then fed to a GWS 2 amp ESC to create the variable brightness, this way the afterburner effect is slaved to the throttle setting."
Do you mean the ESC and BEC is connect as show in the diagram.
Jun 12, 2008, 11:01 AM
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one question, what if you did not use a BEC, just connect it to the esc, so it gets brighter as the motor runs faster?
Jun 12, 2008, 11:04 AM
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the BEC will only supply the rated voltage. That's the reason for using the brushed ESC to drive the LEDs. As you thottle up, it increases voltage so the LEDs get brighter.

Great idea!

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