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Old 07-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I quickly whipped together some DIY night blades and did a quick test that they will hold together. Used the stock bullet blades, a red and blue lilypad LED, some thick CA, and conductive thread.

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Old 07-22-2012, 06:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sweet i want a set how long it take you to make em? How much cost???? I so want some cant find annyone to make any cheap dont want to pay 50 for some

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Old 07-22-2012, 08:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Took me maybe a half hour. Cost is hard to say, it is all items I had on hand. I'm guessing the dark matter blades would be cheaper than what it would cost for materials and shipping from Canada.
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Sparkfun carries everything you would need.

Conductive thread $3
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10867

5 pack of LED's with resistor $4
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10753 White
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10754 Blue
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10755 Red
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10756 Green
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10757 White

And then you just need a button cell battery and some CA.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wouldn't copper tape work better than the threaded stuff? It can flex a bit, but I'm not sure how bad it might get eaten up on a really good blade smack. I just bought a bunch of 1/4" X 36yds copper tape for my bigger helis and figured I might try it on the dinky heli if I got ambitious.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I had the thread on hand already but made the mistake of running it across the blade tips.

Now that I have found where to get the tape locally I will try making another set.
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Took me maybe a half hour. Cost is hard to say, it is all items I had on hand. I'm guessing the dark matter blades would be cheaper than what it would cost for materials and shipping from Canada.
Cool thanks

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How did you attach the battery? And hook it up? Any pics?
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Is it a brushless MCPX? I want a night rig MCPX but I do not want to make it brushless...
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