Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect
START  HERE


Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Helicopters > Night Flying


Night Flying Night Flying Helis Info


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-06-2013, 11:15 PM   #201
sewerfly
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,332
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Diego
Default

Looks Great Garfield.
__________________
Your
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
is my Bread and Butter.

Compass Field Rep / Prostarhobby.com
sewerfly is online now        Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #202
JTAnimal
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,170
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: California USA
Default TRex 550 Night lights

ok here is my first night flyer. I ordered the Night Magic blades today






Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	550 night.jpg
Views:	522
Size:	41.8 KB
ID:	467978   Click image for larger version

Name:	550 night2.jpg
Views:	510
Size:	61.1 KB
ID:	467979  
__________________
JT
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Trex 550 V-bar
Trex 600 pro V-bar with KDE upgrades
Goblin 700 V-bar
JTAnimal is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 09:52 PM   #203
sewerfly
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,332
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Diego
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JTAnimal View Post
ok here is my first night flyer. I ordered the Night Magic blades today






Looks like a good one
__________________
Your
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
is my Bread and Butter.

Compass Field Rep / Prostarhobby.com
sewerfly is online now        Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 01:28 PM   #204
Peaks-n-Valleys
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: MI
Default not a heli, but it was night time : )

Peaks-n-Valleys is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2014, 04:38 PM   #205
Danny_Swe
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,208
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sweden
Default

this one fits here too. My KDS 450Q with lights



Flickr: http://tinyurl.com/danny-flickr
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	450Q nattkittad 02.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	63.8 KB
ID:	479591   Click image for larger version

Name:	450Q nattkittad 03.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	61.2 KB
ID:	479592   Click image for larger version

Name:	450Q nattkittad 04.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	46.3 KB
ID:	479593  
__________________
TDR, 550E, X3, 450Q | VBar, YGE, DX8 | Olympus OM-D
http://dannesholk.se/rc.shtml
Danny_Swe is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 08:38 AM   #206
kavic5150
Registered Users
 
Posts: 5,347
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: US, east coast
Post

Just finished up another set of my crazy 12v night blades. These are Edge 603mm for the 6HV.



They are powered by home made 3s 240mah packs. Under a load the pack voltage dropped to under 12v within 4 minutes so it looks like these are good for one flight only.

Weight is 163 and 164 grams each so I've some balancing to do. I forgot to get the actual weight before I started. I think they are around 130 grams or so.

Hobbyking claims those 120mm long lamps are 3 watts each. Bunch of BS if you ask me because ebay says those small circular lamps are also 3 watts and they only have 6 chips each vs what looks like 48 chips visible on the long blue lamp.

I like having leds on the tips so the only thing I could think of is 3 1210 leds in series. In the second pic you can see a 10 ohm 2 watt resistor. Despite this the green led lamps leveled off around 130F in a 70 degree room. The longer ones were a steady 100F.
__________________
Hoss X4e 6s, Gaui 550, Protos 500 12s, Compass 6HV flybarred, Losi Speed-T.
Save the flybar!!
"Ok I'm going to turn the lights on. Do not look directly at my helicopter."

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

kavic5150 is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 11:12 AM   #207
Dr. M
Registered Users
 
Posts: 4,597
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seattle Area, East Side
Default Post your Night Rig Pics and Videos

Very nice Kavic.
__________________
CopterX 450 Black Angel FBL "Night Rig" | ZYX v4.0
PRTOS 500 FBL "Sky Whip" | Robird G31
Audacity P6 FBL "Phoenix" | MSH Brain | 12s
Goblin Speed | iKon
Dr. M is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:55 PM   #208
aburkhardt
Registered Users
 
Posts: 549
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Default Post your Night Rig Pics and Videos

This was a very satisfying project. Did about 3 weeks worth or research and the build took about a week. Being a nitro makes this ideal with the long flight times. I ended up getting a catalyzed clear coat for the blades and canopy. Because of the current winter weather advisory I have yet to fly, but as soon as I can I'll be out there freaking out the neighbors. Big thanks to Jason O'Connell and the video series from Gus Petraits!





Sent using Otto correct.
aburkhardt is online now        Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 07:42 AM   #209
4li3n
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Germany
Default



and



and

4li3n is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 08:55 AM   #210
RodneyK
Registered Users
 
Posts: 3,259
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Idaho
Default

That's pretty awesome.
__________________
Rodney

Synergy E7, Synergy N7, Synergy N5C, Synergy E5
RodneyK is online now        Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 10:48 AM   #211
Dr. M
Registered Users
 
Posts: 4,597
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seattle Area, East Side
Default Post your Night Rig Pics and Videos

More and more night Gobblers. Nice!
__________________
CopterX 450 Black Angel FBL "Night Rig" | ZYX v4.0
PRTOS 500 FBL "Sky Whip" | Robird G31
Audacity P6 FBL "Phoenix" | MSH Brain | 12s
Goblin Speed | iKon
Dr. M is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 11:05 PM   #212
sewerfly
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,332
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Diego
Default

Looks like ROBO HELI
__________________
Your
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
is my Bread and Butter.

Compass Field Rep / Prostarhobby.com
sewerfly is online now        Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2014, 10:10 PM   #213
fusionsx00
Registered Users
 
Posts: 7,417
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: usa
Default

Gaui X2 diy night blades, 5 smd leds. Green blue on top and blue,red, and purple on bottom.
Powered by a 1s 50mah pack with a sh-plug to charge and turn on. This forum help me 100%

So here is a pic and a short vid, i still need to mount some leds on the tail boom for orientation.
__________________
DX8
X2MKS95i
X3
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

X5Xera
fusionsx00 is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2014, 08:05 AM   #214
beans07
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Vic, Australia
Default

Converted my Logo600SE to a night rig due to little use.

Logo 600SE converted to SX head and gear
BLS253
BLS251
Jive 120HV
Pyro 700-45
Radix 690mm night blades
Edge 105mm night tail blades
LED's running off a 3s lipo with a 20A brushed ESC to control the brightness

__________________
Synergy E7 + E5 ~ Logo600SX + 600SE + 550SX ~ Synergy N7 + N5C ~ Mini P ~ Trex 450L ~ Gaui X3
beans07 is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2014, 07:31 AM   #215
Boris the Blade
Registered Users
 
Posts: 168
 

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Adelaide Australia
Default Easy night setup: works great for me!

Decided to share my setup. Trex 550 DFC stretched, BD3SX.

I did not go too far setting up fancy controllers. Just main LED (warm yellow) in a shape of arrow (canopy side) and straight line (tail). Cross if looking from the front. Perpendicular red line canopy side, 2 red lines tail direction if looking from the bottom. 3S battery power supply. I run it at 11v to reduce amount of light. As it does not consume barely anything battery keeps same voltage for many flights.

My main blades RT 530 are small round battery operated, start when spooling up. Same with tail blades. No charging. Just replace when needed.

My flying experience was so great I stopped flying day time. Started with careful hovering, today performed whole sky loops and all I can do in 3D. Sound, power, looks, finally stars and Australian moon: just amazing!

I have a great spot next to my home. A cricket club field with 24h lighten barbecue area. Easy to setup and make few steps into the darkness. Love whole thing, just wanted to share!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20140402_223039.jpg
Views:	31
Size:	578.2 KB
ID:	499541   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20140402_223105.jpg
Views:	31
Size:	712.1 KB
ID:	499542   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20140402_223114.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	567.1 KB
ID:	499543   Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	33.3 KB
ID:	499544   Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	29.1 KB
ID:	499545  

Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	28.7 KB
ID:	499546   Click image for larger version

Name:	4.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	58.2 KB
ID:	499547  
__________________
MSH Protos FBL Stretch BD3SX
TRex 550E DFC Stretch BD3SX
DX9
Boris the Blade is online now        Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 05:25 PM   #216
Luigi_tuga
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Portugal
Default

Following the excellent tips in this "dark" area of HF, I've set-up my beater, a Tarot 480 Sport for some night action.
It's only lacking a bit of lighting in the tail section, but it works OK as it is.
Got figure a way to keep the Camera from having the auto focus working during the flight.

__________________
Warp 360 , Tarot 480 sport
T500 AP
MCPX bl PZ StrykerQ DX8
Luigi_tuga is online now        Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 05:05 AM   #217
Coco66
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,235
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chieri TO Italy
Default

Nice!

You just have the canopy's red and green the other way around... normally it's RRR (right red return), so the red should be on the left side... joking
__________________
Goblin 500 (yel-bla combo/AR7200BX/CC Talon 90/TM1000) Warp 360 (AR7200BX/YGE 90LV/DS92A+/DS95i/TM1100) Blade 450X (450 motor/DS92A+/DS95i/TM1100) Blade 450X Nightflyer 2 X mCPX v2 night fly mQX LadyMQX hybrid nano QX Spektrum DX8
Coco66 is online now        Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 06:59 AM   #218
Luigi_tuga
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Portugal
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coco66 View Post
Nice!

You just have the canopy's red and green the other way around... normally it's RRR (right red return), so the red should be on the left side... joking
Thanks!!

Now i know why my chaos wasn't tight enought
__________________
Warp 360 , Tarot 480 sport
T500 AP
MCPX bl PZ StrykerQ DX8
Luigi_tuga is online now        Reply With Quote
Reply




Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Helicopters > Night Flying


Night Flying Night Flying Helis Info

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Copyright © 2004-2011 - William James - Helifreak.com