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My Vision+ with LED Headlight & clip on cycle lights.

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by UKFlyer, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. UKFlyer

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    Fitted my led headlight and two clip on cycle lights to the rear to help with night navigation as it is sometimes hard to tell where you are looking in fpv at night, the headlight connects direct to the battery terminals on the phantom and when you power up the phantom it automatically turns on, it weighs less than 3 grams and uses very little power, makes no difference to flight times.
    The led cycle lights are the clip on type which clip on the legs, one red and one white with their own button batteries, not sure how heavy they are but again very light. They can be flashing or permanently on.

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czk8-Se7PbA[/youtube]
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  2. QYV

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    lol that's pretty cool! I'd be interested in seeing what the video from the Phantom looks like at night with the headlamp on.

    I went the opposite direction and stealth'ed out my Phantom using gaffer tape to cover the LEDs so people don't see this drone flying around the city at night being all blinky.

    but I dig your rave-Phantom heh
     
  3. w0by

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    Sweet, would you mind putting a link or info on where to buy these at or did you make them yourself?
     
  4. UKFlyer

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    Sure, the headlight was from the bay, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DJI-Phant...sGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item3cdededee5 Sent from Honk Kong but arrived here in the UK in 10 days, if you look in the pictures it shows you how to connect to the battery terminals, i plan to do a more permanent connection by soldering directly. The cycle lights at the rear are "bikelit" I have a red and white one, there are two legs on the lights but i cut one from each off because they were not needed. :D Link http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nite-Ize-...K_SportGoods_CyclAcces_RL&hash=item418479ee0c
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    Looks cool but would confuse the hell out of me :) Original red LEDs on the front confused with the flashing red LED on the back. Obviously doesn't take much to confuse me.

    You certainly won't lose it in the sky :)
     
  6. Catalina36

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    That is just asking for a UFO sighting.
     
  7. Tails_Up

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    I'm in the stealth camp, myself.

    Now, it would be grreat to be able to activate the headlight on the way back, but the less seen the better in my book. I'd rather have it heard and hard to see.
     
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    Really like your LED additions, UKFlyer!

    Will be thinking about adding such things to mine in the future. Well done and safe flying.
     
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    +1
     
  10. UKFlyer

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    I agree stealth is better in urban areas and i don't fly with them on, i used them up in the hills in devon to practice flying in atti mode, the headlight really helped me with orientation and making moves to counter the strong winds.