Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

White strobe lights...

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Mods' started by TeamYankee, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. TeamYankee

    Joined:
    May 30, 2014
    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    Swansea, Wales, UK
    Is anyone running flashing anti-collision strobe lights on their Phantom?

    Wondered what your experiences are and are they visible in daylight etc?

    Regards,,TY
     
    Hughie likes this.
  2. Hughie

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,477
    Likes Received:
    141
    Location:
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Great question TY.

    Although no assistance in LOS is supposed to be used, I think there is a genuine need for that moment when you have the quad 300m away, you look down to frame a shot and when you look back up again you cannot see it (happens all the time to me).

    It seems to me there is a need for these, but they would ideally be pluggable into the 11/12v board supply and not require that a PP3 is carried around. Also they must not be night time only things. They must be effective in daytime.
     
  3. TeamYankee

    Joined:
    May 30, 2014
    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    Swansea, Wales, UK
  4. jjastro

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2015
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
  5. TeamYankee

    Joined:
    May 30, 2014
    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    Swansea, Wales, UK
    Please let us know how you get on with them...
     
  6. jjastro

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2015
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Will do TeamYankee. They shipped yesterday from UK to US.
     
  7. maxwell smart

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2015
    Messages:
    853
    Likes Received:
    315
    Location:
    Texas
    I have them, they are very bright.
     
  8. jjastro

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2015
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Still waiting for mine to arrive. Royal airmail UK to US. Soooo slooooow
     
  9. jjastro

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2015
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    I finally received the strobes. I wired them up in a mock installation. I removed the strobe from the board & wired 2 in parallel per the diagram on their site. Works great! Now just gotta find time to install them. Low amp draw allows wire size of 30 awg I also got a 12v to 5 volt power converter. If anyone does this you can save some $ by buying the led portion of the strobe alone. 2-3 can be ran in parallel of one of the control boards. Super bright flashes!
     
  10. jason

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2014
    Messages:
    4,110
    Likes Received:
    405
    Location:
    Commerce Twp,MI
    How about posting photos on you install the LED..
     
    #10 jason, Aug 8, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2015
  11. dirtybum

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2015
    Messages:
    3,316
    Likes Received:
    1,790
    I installed this on my p2 "litebird" , put it facing the rear so i can run distance tests at night. Helps me fly out a straight line, can see it for about 2 miles at 250 ft ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1441126994.423432.jpg