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Quick and Easy strobe Headlight for the Vision/Phantom

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by RCRookie, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. RCRookie

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    Here is a simple Headlight Strobe (Bicycle Light) that runs off 3 AAA batteries. Seems to fly just fine, attached with rubber bands. Be sure not to wrap around any cables, make note of the rubber band route OVER the rubber camera dampeners.
    Lights can be obtained thru the link below on ebay. Post your videos, lets see some lights.
    NOTE: Should probably change rubber bands frequently, as they do rot quickly in sunlight.

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    Bike light
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/300622275767?lpid=82

    The Rookie
     
  2. NEILS

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    Great idea thank you and some awesome flying as well, nice one :D
     
  3. SlackerATX

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    I don't much care for the rubber bands, but the end effect and smooth flying make up for it. :D I suppose if it's dark you couldn't see the bands. (It would still drive me nuts)
     
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    Thanks, It was kind of intended to be a ready made solution,... easily strapped on or taken off, literally in seconds.
    I may alter the back side of the mount and make it Velcro to eliminate the rubber bands, so that you can just slap it on and go.

    I'd like a more permanent solution but, with that said...being able to shed weight when necessary is an attractive option as well.
    I think more lights look really neat.
     
  5. Drone-Outlaw

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    Thanks for your post RCRookie, I just ordered one.

    Moose
     
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    Weight?

    Loses a second per gram. I'm estimating its about 50 grams, or a minute of flight time
     
  7. RCRookie

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    Sorry.. I didnt weigh it.. Its probably a tad heavier than other light mod options... Although, I didnt notice any difference in flt time , im sure there is.

    Again, this is a cheap, quick alternative to wiring the Vision for strobes, easy install and remove.
     
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    Nice, is it possible to power this or similar lights from the P2V's own power ?
    Where would be the best place to tap 4- 6 V from the circuits ?
     
  9. RCRookie

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    Not with this light. It is a removable solution, easy install and removal (seconds)

    However, There is another thread for Strobes using lightkits from Flytron http://www.flytron.com/12-rc-light-systems
    I believe those can be soldered in permanently.

    strobe thread: http://phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9619&hilit=strobon
     
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  11. RCRookie

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    Those would attach to the legs quite well...Not as heavy either, by the looks of them.
     
  12. Drone-Outlaw

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    I ordered mine back in 3-26 and it arrived today. WOW this little guy is awesome, the photo didn't do it justice!
    Thid is a great tip guys! I'm going to do surgery on mine tonight and find a different way to mount it. ( that sort if thing is in my wheel house)... And they are so cheap, worse case senaro I buy 2 more, :D .
    Thanks again for a great tip RC-Veteran (Your promoted sir)...
    Moose
     
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    Please post an update when you try this in bright sunlight. I'm also looking for a good P2* solution for this vs. fiddling with right/left/yaw/right/left/yaw stuff to figure out what the heck the orientation is from a distance :)

    I have a P1 with that nifty 24LED unit and would love to find something equivalent for the P2*. I seem to burn at least a minute of flight time with the P2 when it's "way out there" trying to figure out what the heck it's pointed at. I know... FPV... looking into that... would just like a good beacon for the moment like the P1.
     
  14. yawnalot29

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    Maybe one of these will work?

    http://www.amazon.com/Command-Picture-H ... B000OF6X48
     
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