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Stobe for daylight flights?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by THG Aviation, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. THG Aviation

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    Wondering if anyone has found any lighting that can be attached to the P3 for better visual tracking? My commercial exemption will probably limit me to 500 ft. AGL and line of sight and being able to see the craft at distance would be a great help. Don't want to even think about affecting the aerodynamics of the craft so whatever I might consider would have to be light, bright and not causing any flight issues. Anyone tried this or have suggestions? How about the strobes that bicycle riders use? Too heavy?
     
  2. Julius717

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    Stroben LED strobes. Small and super bright
     
  3. Darsarin

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    I have seen several LED kits online. Google will give you some good links and some videos of LED kits in action.
     
  4. Doug J.

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    I picked up a set of bicycle led lights on amazon. I used Scotch hook and loop fasteners to attach the white one to the phantom right above the name plate. It really helps me see the orientation if I want to watch the phantom instead of the screen. It has 2 brightness levels and 2 different strobe patterns. The led lights don't weigh much and I can't notice a difference in flight performance. I didn't want to deal with wiring so rechargeable was the alternative.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S6V9X8A?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

    http://www.amazon.com/Scotch-All-We...40959301&sr=8-1&keywords=scotch+hook+and+loop
     
  5. snowghost

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    Can you post a picture.
     
  6. Doug J.

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    DSCF4610.jpg DSCF4611.jpg DSCF4612.jpg DSCF4614.jpg
     
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    Any idea on the lumens of these guys? They look an awful lot like the "one" that I paid $50 for.
    The one I have is up to 160 lumens.

    Maybe I got taken :(
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EUQKJHO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
     
  9. Doug J.

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    No idea how many lumens. Not listed on the specs.

    It looks like the main difference is the aluminum ring around the light.
     
  10. BigAl07

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    Unless you've applied for something very specific the "standard" exemption (blanket COA) will be for 200'AGL and if you're not operating under the blanket COA then you'll be able to operate at 400'AGL if that specific COA is approved. Most 333 "standard" exemptions are operating at the 200'AGL limit.

    I'll be watching to see what others are using as well. If it's small and light it should be a positive modification for the aircraft.