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Lights For The Phantom Vision?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by HollyFlier, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. HollyFlier

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    Since it gets dark so early now, I have been looking for an LED Light kit for my Phantom Vision. I have only been able to find kits for the Original Phantom, which get power from the Lipo balance plug. Since the Vision does not have a balance plug, I was wondering if anyone has found a 'painless' way to get power to the lights. Is it possible to tap into the main battery wires to power an LED light or is that too much voltage / current? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. myvrodrocks

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    Wondering the same thing. Someone will have an idea. I have a small LED headlight on my bicycle that runs on a watch battery. That should work for now. Not sure if a battery will mess with the compass pr GPS...
     
  3. Topeeka

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    What I am planning on doing is to use one of the 'backpackers' headlamps for this. While I have not yet done the final step and taken a test flight, the lamp I am going to use is a "Black Diamond ~ Gizmo" A link is http://www.rei.com/product/825732/black ... o-headlamp ...it's now on sale for $15. I will use a strip of velcro on the Phantom and a mating piece on the "Gizmo" after removing the supplied head strap...that seems simple enough..! The Gizmo can be operated either as a steady light or it can be put into a flashing, sort of "strobe" mode. In this mode, it produces pretty bright flashes about 2 times a second I will attach it to the rear of the Phantom so as to not interfere with the camera end. I'm not sure how far away this light can be seen, but I am pretty certain that it would exceed my "Comfort Distance"...! It has a pivoting mount so that it can be aimed in a downward direction for better visibility.

    I have mine here and just weighed it, both with Alkaline batteries and the lighter Lithium cells.
    With Alkaline ~ 1.6 oz
    With Lithium ~ 1.3 oz = 37 g

    That's my two cents worth....
     
  4. myvrodrocks

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    Leave the headstrap on and just run it around the landing gear above the camera ...

    Dang this forum is miserable on an iphone...
     
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  6. Studiowise

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    ive been going through the same loop myself , ive currently got this 16 lumens mini torch attached. The torch holder is actually a board marker pen holder and its secured to the vision using mini zip ties. The torch clips into the hold and is then secured fir flight using a very strong rubber band. undo the band and it pops off easily.
    i'm working on high intensity white and red LED's that will go on all four legs. i hope to use the PV's battery rather than carry an additional battery supply.
    i got the inspiration from a PV i saw on a Facebook page - its by Andreus Schäfer (screen grab attached with credit at bottom)
    heres the FB Post if you want to subscribe https://www.facebook.com/groups/2493907 ... 234191406/
     

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  7. Jdacal

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    Get Tapatalk App, works great on iPhone with this forum.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     
  8. Jdacal

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    Nice cammo pattern, lights look great!


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  9. myvrodrocks

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    Thanks for the app tip. And the camo pattern is hydro coating. Check it out on youtube.
     
  10. myvrodrocks

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    Since there is nothing better to do on a Sunday afternoon, I put a light on my Nano QX. It's not the pretties up close, but it was fun and flying is hoot as well. Powered with a simple piggy back from the battery. I'm sure this will be no problem in the PV...just need to know where to splice in.
     

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