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Green and red navigational lights

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SanCap, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. SanCap

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    Do the green and red lights under the DJI Phantom serve any other purpose than aiding in the detecting orientation of the quadcopter? I am planning to build one of these https://vimeo.com/51951048 using the parts from one of my phantoms. I may or may not want to use the LEDS.
     
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    Russians. Always making stuff to smash. If you decide to treat your phantom like this, you may want to use some sort of a glue inside to keep things connect. If your RX disconnects, you may have a flyaway.

    As for the lights. Solely for direction. http://youtu.be/cRljNNV-wLw this one has blue and red because its for the man.
     
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    Thanks for the info on the lights. I am not building this to beat the snot out of it! I am building it because it will be waterproof. I live on a small Island :)

    I actually do plan to put some thin foam in it for shock protection.
     
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    I read that and asked DSLRPROS how much, still no response. I want to go with a watertight case vs hopefully having everything inside coated. I operate in an all salt water environment and would not trust it until it is proven to the fullest.
     
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    The Navigation lights are part of the ESC.
     
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    What does that mean? No lights no ESC?? Can You Explain, please.
     
  8. miskatonic

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    ESCs are what control the motors on the Phantom. DJI incorporated navigation lights into the Phantom's ESCs. If you really want to use the Phantom's ESCs you can tape over the lights.

    Non Phantom DJI ESCs at 18 amp are around $20 each and they do not have navigation lights.