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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Count, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Count

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    I spent the weekend installing lighting and a switch on my P2V. The results are simply amazing. The photos do it no justice. I flew to 500' tonight and had complete visual ability to tell front from rear. The headlights are amazingly bright, and actually illuminate enough to allow photography. It is actually easier to fly at night I think, with the lights. What do you think? (single click on photos to open).
     

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  2. themosttoys

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    Nicely done.

    As if people don't already think it's a UFO, this should really drive'em crazy. :shock:
     
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    Looks great. Well done!. Did this mod affected flight times?
     
  4. Count

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    I really JUST completed it, but I got 22 minutes before the 25% alarm went off, so I would have to say that it did not make much difference! Plus, I have a switch for daytime flying. Here are a few more pics. Remember, click on the photo.
     

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    I thought about lights, but hadn't seen too much info until your post. Very nice. My P2V took some awesome night pictures.
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    It might be cool to have the lights too, but how does it affect the night video and pictures?
     
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    Nicely done! What are the squares of LED's at the outer edge of the prop guards? I've got the same LED strips and round "headlight", but I haven't seen those little squares before.
     
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    That's awesome. Be sure to post more pictures or a video from some night footage. Also how did you wire it up for power and the switch for on and off?

    Has anyone done this with a p2
     
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    Looks fantastic! Can you post a link of where you bought the lights? Thanks!
     
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    Excellently done! Even if you don't have the coloured lights on that headlamp looks like it might be bright enough to aid with visibility in daylight?! :idea:
     
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    Here is the switch I used. I just carved a hole large enough to mount: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-LED-Accessor ... v4exp=true

    Here is the wiring harnes I used: http://www.ebay.com/itm/JST-to-6-X-2mm- ... v4exp=true

    Here is the multi colored lights, I progremmed to red and green, and high rate blink. There are actually 6 different possible colors, and steady on, or several blink rates. They come with for for the price: http://www.ebay.com/itm/adjustable-mult ... v4exp=true

    2mm bullet connectors: http://www.ebay.com/itm/adjustable-mult ... v4exp=true

    Red strip lights: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-Red-Underbod ... v4exp=true

    Green Strip lights: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-Green-Underb ... v4exp=true

    Headlamp: http://www.ebay.com/itm/DJI-Phantom-Qua ... v4exp=true

    White Strip lights: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-White-Underb ... v4exp=true

    ALL electronics are 12V. Polarity IS important, so be careful. I connected the main switch directly to the battery attachment point. The solder there is HI TEMP. Do not try to melt it. Just melt normal solder on top of it and attach tinned wires from switch.

    Here are some wiring pics:
     

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    Hell yeah I can see you! :lol:
     
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    :eek: :ugeek: :ugeek:
     
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    Bingo! Thank you...just what I need for my 550 :D
     
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