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Old 12-01-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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Default Night Flying on a 250

Im planing on kitting out my Walkera Master CP for night flying.
This is what i currently plan to grab from hobbyking.

The glow in the dark stuff is for another project.

Now what I'm wondering is how important it is with a led lit main rotor? I doubt i have the skills to make&balance 205mm night blades myself.

What I'm considering is going with white rotor blades and pointing one or two white 3mm leds against the underside of the rotor.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:31 AM   #2
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Here is a link I'm not sure if they make them for a 250. If you look up Timtreo's blog I think he makes custom blades, shoot him a P/M and see. I've been playing around with a 130X that I set up for night flying and it is much easier to have the blades lit up.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #3
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So, i used some of the turnigy glow in the dark stuff to get a feel for how i want the led layout.

Now im just considering what colors i should go with, im considdering color coding it so i have:
Green on one side and Red on the other, the piecen on the side of the frame, \ / in the y and the strips on the tail.
White on the landing skids and the | in the y on the canopy.

And then yellow/gold on the long side strip and possibly on the tail boom (the boom would have to be fastened with zipties as there's not a chance that the led tape will stick).

The second option is to go with red on the skid white/golden canopy and green small strips on the side of the frame and tail

Im not sure i want leds on the bottom of the skid as ill be flying and landing in the snow . and the skids aren't thick enough for a led strip to attach.

Anyone with some night flying experience on 450/250's that could give me some hints on what to think of ? as the space is very limited on a 250 for the ledstrips,

glow tapes are 5cm (same as 3 leds), the long one on the canopy is 15cm (9 leds).
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