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Old 11-17-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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Question Light up landing gear?

I flew my trex 600e for the first time at night. It was fun as hell. But, the thing that bothered me is that my landing struts were not visable...the rest looks great so far.
Are there light up struts, or some way of lighting the struts?
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:40 PM   #2
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I just put LED strips down the struts.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:50 PM   #3
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I put 2 rows of leds at the bottom of the body and one row of leds on each side of landing skid with different color. You can see the skid clearly with one color and the leds on the bottom of the body will light up the landing area and give your a shape/shadow of the whole landing skid.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:11 PM   #4
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I used to use a landing light on an extra switch that I had available. plugged rite into my rx. I could have left it on, but if the heli was angled the right way, it was like high beams from on coming traffic.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:44 PM   #5
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I just posted a separate thread about this. I've had CCFL lamps on my landing gear for awhile, just havent got around to doing a write up about them.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:54 AM   #6
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I just posted a separate thread about this. I've had CCFL lamps on my landing gear for awhile, just havent got around to doing a write up about them.
That does sound interesting....hmmmm....
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:21 AM   #7
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I had white SMD stripes at the landing gear but it was much too bright. Removed it and now I have only a red and a green LED at the end of the skids. The light ist still enough to land.

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Old 11-21-2011, 10:40 AM   #8
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I used LEDs and pointed them inwards towards my skids, which were translucent at the time ...



This an old heli (now gone), but the concept is still the same.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:20 PM   #9
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DUDE, that is a sweet led set-up!!!
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:30 PM   #10
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DUDE, that is a sweet led set-up!!!
Now gone ... haha. But thanks
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:49 AM   #11
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yeah, looks great! do you wear sunglasses at night when you fly that thing

correction, I mean when you flew that bird.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:29 PM   #12
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yeah, looks great! do you wear sunglasses at night when you fly that thing

correction, I mean when you flew that bird.
Haha, nope, but I almost needed to!
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