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Old 02-28-2012, 04:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1/10 Scale LED Police Light Bar
http://www.nitrorcx.com/41p-police-light-bar.html
(thinking about getting this one, might be pretty rad)

This dealer has a lot of various police light bars...
http://www.rcpolicelightbars.com/WebStore.html

Police siren (not a light but may be fun. Be cool to see an MQX decked out as Five O
http://www.rcpolicelightbars.com/Siren.html

Sinewinder (knight rider lights)...(ordered this one already from heliflightcenter)
http://www.heliflightcenter.com/Sine...sinewinder.htm
another place to get it...google "sinewinder" for more places
http://www.robotcombat.com/products/0-SINE.html

Cylon light...Similar to sinewinder but in blue, and then another in red...
http://www.lynxmotion.com/p-749-cylo...d-display.aspx
http://www.lynxmotion.com/p-748-cylo...d-display.aspx

Kinda cool, like mini sections of el wire almost...
http://www.asiatees.com/display.php?...id=39118&pid=1

http://www.asiatees.com/display.php?...id=39119&pid=1

12 tiny led light strand using cr2032 batteries
http://www.lightsforalloccasions.com...re-purple.aspx

High Powered 20mm Wide Angle LED Spotlight Module
http://www.heliflightcenter.com/HS_S...ot20-3w-ww.htm

super bright L30 spotlight
http://www.lux-rc.com/view.php?p=con...t&_sx=0&_sy=62

Real RC xenon strobe lights..
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDZ93&P=FR
http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...ck=106800RAM42

Site with several cool rc lighting solutions...
http://www.r2hobbies.com/eng/products.php?cat=127
Including more knight rider type lights in green and other colors besides red...
http://www.r2hobbies.com/eng/proddet...vp3342001_code

And speaking of EL wire...
EL wire kits using small batteries like cr2032 (I ordered 2 of the ones using cr2032 in pink and green)or Ag13 or single AAA

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120806483547...#ht_828wt_1396

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_759wt_1163

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4xAG13-butto...#ht_644wt_1163

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EL-inverter-...4#ht_691wt_905

Other stuff...
Led necklace(multiple colors and color combos if you look around), might be light enough to carry and about the right diameter to go around an MQX..
http://www.windycitynovelties.com/97...-necklace.html
led bracelets...
http://www.windycitynovelties.com/21...ssortment.html
and another...
http://www.meritline.com/acrylic-led...?source=fghdac

Sites worth checking for creative lighting solutions....
http://www.save-on-crafts.com/brbryearroun.html

http://www.lightsforalloccasions.com...-44-&pagenum=6

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...%2Fb%3E+lights

BONUS LINK...
Check this site out for cheap fpv setups...
http://www.securitycamera2000.com/ca...s-Camera-Kits/
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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also found these...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Pack-Disc-...ht_1711wt_1139

and these look very promising, almost picked some up at the LHS (hobbytown...so might look there if you have a store near you and are interested)
http://www.rod-n-bobbs.com/index.php...current_page=3
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great info guys! Thanks to both of you.


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Old 03-05-2012, 03:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Great info guys! Thanks to both of you.


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Here is another...

http://www.basicmicro.com/Starlite-RGB_p_152.html


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Make your own LED candles, strobe lights, mood lighting or anything else you can dream up. Check out the videos for inspiration.

The Starlite RGB incorporates a RGB LED and microcontroller for controlling the LED. 35 different modes of lighting are built in. Modes can be selected with the on board button. The Starlite RGB can also be controller serially or by an R/C pulse. The Starlite RGB can also be bussed with several hundred controlled by only 1 pin. Power 4.5VDC to 6VDC. (kinda a bummer that it runs off 4.5v, I guess you can't wire it directly to the board

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dmarksvr, you have really gone to a lot of trouble for everyone and I thank you for that.

I really like that last one from basic micro. That is a very cool light and I almost ordered two today. I backed out when I saw what they wanted to charge for shipping. Outrageous and highway robbery.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I was under the impression you could just plug it into an aux on your receiver, unless you're talking about taping into the board on the mQX, but maybe not. Still a great looking light and would love to have one in the front and one in the back of my new 6" mini quad.

http://www.infinity-hobby.com/main/p...9ee518a5ad3782
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Awesome! thank you very much !!!
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I'm interested in the Starlite RGB, but I cannot find a button cell battery that will fit. There is no information I can find that will suffice on their website. Any help would be greatly appreciated. .
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Great thread.i have a mqx on back order.and will be installing a set of leds
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dmarksvr, you have really gone to a lot of trouble for everyone and I thank you for that.

I really like that last one from basic micro. That is a very cool light and I almost ordered two today. I backed out when I saw what they wanted to charge for shipping. Outrageous and highway robbery.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I was under the impression you could just plug it into an aux on your receiver, unless you're talking about taping into the board on the mQX, but maybe not. Still a great looking light and would love to have one in the front and one in the back of my new 6" mini quad.

http://www.infinity-hobby.com/main/p...9ee518a5ad3782
The receiver on the mqx is built into the 4 in 1 controller...there isn't a separate receiver like in many rc cars, helis or planes, and no where to plug anything in except the motors and battery. So to power anything not stock you have to provide your own power or wire it directly to the boards power. The board is powered by a 3.7volt battery and that light says it require at least 4.5v...so I'm assuming it wouldn't work unless you provided it with a separate power supply or tried to power the mqx board with 4.5volts which is more then you are supposed to so that may not be such a good idea. As for other rc craft that do have a separate receiver and operate with in the voltages of this light I don't see why it wouldn't work.

Btw skipper how much did that mini brushless quad cost...I like my mqx but I really want a small brushless quad
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I'm interested in the Starlite RGB, but I cannot find a button cell battery that will fit. There is no information I can find that will suffice on their website. Any help would be greatly appreciated. .
I did a quick search and didn't find any single 4.5v button cells but there are a bunch of 3v button cell batteries so you should just be able to put 2 of them together and wire this light to them, even install a switch if you want. It will run on 6v.
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The receiver on the mqx is built into the 4 in 1 controller...there isn't a separate receiver like in many rc cars, helis or planes, and no where to plug anything in except the motors and battery. So to power anything not stock you have to provide your own power or wire it directly to the boards power. The board is powered by a 3.7volt battery and that light says it require at least 4.5v...so I'm assuming it wouldn't work unless you provided it with a separate power supply or tried to power the mqx board with 4.5volts which is more then you are supposed to so that may not be such a good idea. As for other rc craft that do have a separate receiver and operate with in the voltages of this light I don't see why it wouldn't work.

Btw skipper how much did that mini brushless quad cost...I like my mqx but I really want a small brushless quad
For such a small quad it is expensive. I paid just a little over $400, however, I purchased extra props and some other things. You can get by cheaper if you just get the ARF.

A hint for you, get it without the connectors and solder your ESC's to the motors for a neat appearance, put your battery on the bottom shelf, FC board on the center shelf and your receiver on the bottom of the top shelf. I just received my servo cable tools and I plan to shorten up the ESC cables to get it a little cleaned up.

I'm using AR6115E on the little quad and would like to get 2 Starlite RGB's, make a special servo cable and put one light in front and one in back, then you could choose your color and pattern for orientation.
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