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  1. David Cooke

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    p4 is hard enough to keep in sight based on size and background light. Anyone know how to get 12 volts from inside to outside the case so I can add some long range strobes?
     
  2. WilsonFlyer

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    Sure. Strap a LiPo to the outside. Seriously.
     
  3. Ignacio Perez-Navarro

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    No need. Your best approach may be
    Lume Cube 1500 Lumen Light, 6000K Color Temperature, Waterproof.

    They even make some 3D printed parts to safely attach them to your phantom.
     
  4. David Cooke

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    Thanks for the ideas . . I do have one I planned to attach . . . just thought there might be an easy Hack that would not hurt the P4. That LIME CUBE is pretty hefty . . I'm going to try a couple of mini Strobes from a motorcycle kit . . very light weight and has internal flasher control unit . . . with "super bright" 4 LEDs . . we'll see how super bright they really are. Probably good in low light situations but we'll see. I'll post a photo later when I get it working
     
  5. WilsonFlyer

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    Stay out of the inside of the craft and trying to hack the wiring. It's not that difficult but it's also not necessary at all for what you're trying to do. that's all I was saying.
     
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  6. David Cooke

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    yes I agree . . prefer not to crack the case at all . . just hoping someone might know of a "plug in" . . USB connection or other way to get 12v for strobes. I think I will attach LEDs high up under the body to the 4 legs . . should be good to be more visible for low flying aircraft too like helicopters. . . or other drones
     
  7. WetDog

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    Strobes don't take a whole lot of juice. I have 5 Flytron strobes on a P3 run by a pair of Hubsan X4 batteries. Lasts all day. A benefit (so far unrealized, fortunately) is if you drop the Phantom due to a power issue, the strobes should still be functioning, hopefully enabling recovery.
     
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  8. Mallettron

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    Flytron make a standalone one with its own battery so you can stick them all around the outside
     
  9. David Cooke

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    That Flytron all-in-one looks good . .may try that one too . . thanks for the ideas and Malletron too
     
  10. mikep2323

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    Here is a link to something on amazon. It works for p3, I'm not sure what the p4 battery terminals look like but on p3 there are 2 terminals and the wires for light slide over them so when you plug your battery in ,the battery gives the light juice. I attached a strip of LEDs to the wire and they work great. I bought the headlight and cut the clip off and connected to the strip of LEDs that goes around the body of p3.
    The link was to big I'll post pics in a little while. You can google headlight for phantom 3 to get the idea.