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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gunslinger, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. gunslinger

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    It weighs 200gms! eek!

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    they are not small m8 we have some amber warning versions of the car in the event of breakdown and they about 4" across !!

    I use strobon white navigation leds's :

    http://www.flytron.com/rc-light-systems ... light.html

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3Pcs-2xCR2032 ... 5aff16487f

    You can wire them to the batteries but I just made a small button 3v battery module which weighs very little and you just solder the wires to the led module and just silicone it to the back of button battery case. I only use it when you fly at dusk or whenever you want to and they are quite impressive in the dark even at long distances lol

    Let me know if you want a photo. Only takes 10 mins to make and attach it with the velcro pads we all use.

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    YOW!!! I've gotta pay more attention to size and weight. I looked at so many flippin' small strobes today, I just zoned... :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Thanks for the wake up call, guys...
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    Thanks, Pyro... A picture would be excellent...

    Thanks again...
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    If you need a US source for those, it's the same strobe RMRC sells at that link I posted.
     
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    TY, sir... :D

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    Here it is :
     
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    Why does it have to be a strobe. I have a couple of the cheap 3 white led flashlights....about 2 inches long and 3/4 inch in diameter. It weight 22 grams with little loop and chain. I agree a strobe is more effective but these are only a few bucks and can be found everywhere. Just a thought
     
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    See it flying and you will see why - you wont see a flashing led at 1000' but you will see these !....oh and this is actually a 1W strobing LED

    Hey up to you what you want m8 I wanted something I could see at distance when getting dark, im not forcing anyone to make these lol

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    Clue is in the question..."strobe"......secondly, it weights next to nothing, it is easy to make, you can have it attached or not attached. Im not saying this is what people should have, merely what I use in answering the question ??? You want white leds on your phantom fine, im not criticising your choice or saying "oh why do they have to be white LEDs".........chillout man !

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    I'm looking for a strobe to use as an aid if my P2V decides to fly itself to an unknown destination. If the strobe will flash for many hours using its own power source, it would be easier to find than just a bright light... IMHO... :)

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    Monte, the key factor is that your peripheral vision will probably notice a flashing light sooner and at a farther distance than a solid light of the same brightness. Even when you're looking at it straight on, a strobe is easier to spot in general.
     
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    Well said m8 and these are bright strobes !!

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