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'Chase' lights

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Prylar Bek, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Prylar Bek

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    Has anyone thought of or does anyone produce, lite weight LED's that can be attached to the REAR two landing pods to facilaite ID ing the Phantom in flight?
     
  2. msinger

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    I hope this comes with a free set of binoculars :)
     
  3. justin00

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    Not sure if this is what your talking about...?
    Its a LED light for Phantom... looks like a spotlight.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DJI-Phantom- ... 2a307ddaab

    Seller is in Aus, but I'm sure your local DJI peoples will have something similar.

    I fly sometimes at night so this might be pretty cool. tempted to try it as its only $15.
     
  4. fastsmiles

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    I've taken cheap LED lights that attach to the brim of a cap and flown with them attached to my Phantom. It looks pretty cool at night, but you have to get the angle right.
     
  5. scuba502

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    I have attached a strobe light to the front of the Phantom for orientation. When the Phantom is about 900 feet away and with a light colored sky in the back round it is often difficult to see. When I am not sure exactly where it is I just slowly rotate it 360 degrees and I see the strobe when it is directly facing me. Works in bright sunlight.

    Here is the bicycle light I purchased:
    https://www.biketechshop.com/cygoli...439_d_LT7941&gclid=CIz4suH-gcICFSYQ7Aod4HMADw


    Below is a video:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/nngmj0n65kv17 ... e.wmv?dl=0
     
  6. Prylar Bek

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    So I found lights made by DroneFly. One set goes around the peramiter of the machine another has two bright led headlights. Anyone install them.? They take a 9v batt and was wondering about it will effect the handeling. Though?
     
  7. Gonefishing51077

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    Ok here's what I was looking at.

    http://www.quadcopterlightkit.com/#!dji ... t-kit/cigc

    One of their kits is call directional lighting. I think it is $20. Half the copter has a red strip That is red and the other half is green.
    My plan is to cut white roll of velcrow straight down the middle so it's about 1/4 in wide. Wrap that around the copter. When I get the lights I'll put the other connecting half of the velcrow on the back of the lights. This way the entire light system is removable. Just an idea for you. Haven't received lights to test it yet. I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  8. Prylar Bek

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    Good idea Where do hide the 9volt batt?
     
  9. Gonefishing51077

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    I haven't received the lights yet but as soon as I do ill let you know where I mount it. One thing is forsure. I will mount it with cel row also. That way everything can be removed from the copter.
     
  10. Prylar Bek

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    Need to experiment to see how long the "headlight"version lasts on one 9v batt. Put mine underneath facing down on the rear. Velcred the AT&T next to I t. As clan as I can install. Any other ideas!
     
  11. Prylar Bek

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    The DragonFly LED'S are BRIGHT. GREAT. I successfully mounted them on the REAR facing downwards. Just barley enough space to tuck the 9v batt close to the gimble and its very cool . They are great to deal with BTW
     
  12. Gonefishing51077

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    No other ideas. All you can do is adjust it as you go. My main thought is that I want to be able to remove stuff like lights if I don't like them. That's why I went the velcrow route. Also if I really like them I can order other sets and swap them out.
     
  13. CapnBob

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    I picked up this 24 LED array from Amazon for $8.99
    Very bright; It hurts to look at the thing.

    Link to Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/qfa59do
     

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  14. Prylar Bek

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    How is it powered?
     
  15. CapnBob

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    If you click on the link above, you can see the small circuit board that slides over the battery terminal spades inside the bird. They tell you to run the wires through the vents (below), but I think it looks like crap, so I did it all inside, and made 2 small notches at the fuselage parting lines for the wires (2nd pic below)
     

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  16. Prylar Bek

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    So tis powered off the DJI batt?
     
  17. CapnBob

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    Yes. I see no difference in flight time.