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Old 04-20-2007, 12:30 PM   #21
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I think there should be a forum for night flying.
There is getting to be a lot of good info scattered all over the place and hard to find.
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:01 PM   #22
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The batteries are held down with double sided tape and then covered with the heat shrink.

My camera will not get clear shots of the led's close up to see any detail. They are mounted at the leading edge, not on it but right even with it.

I charge the cells with a microlader charger but any good lipo charger should be able to charge a 1 cell lipo.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:19 PM   #23
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I finally got a few shots up close sith some detail. You can just barley see the little led between the copper strips.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:51 PM   #24
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After some help from Mudbogger2 and playfair, I got my DIY Radix 600's complete. Here are a couple of pics. Hope to test hop them as soon as the rain lets up.

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Old 10-19-2007, 07:23 PM   #25
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mr70SS: that looks like a nice light setup. how do you like it? is that about the lightest setup around?
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:33 AM   #26
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i really like them, they were such a hit at the local club, it looks like i'm going to be building a few sets for my buddies... yea they are pretty bright, i get about 35min of runtime out of them. they have a 160mah 3.7 cell. I'm building a second set (rotortech 610's) and they will have a 350mah 3.7 cell.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:14 AM   #27
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They look good! Glad to hear they worked good for you.
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:32 AM   #28
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I've been using these parts for years. never thought to put them on blades
i got all this stuff in my basement. I'm gona cut apart 2 2S1P LiPo's and make some Thanks for the idea
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:14 AM   #29
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Where can I get the LED's??? Radio Shack doesn't have them. Anybody got a part number??
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Old 12-08-2007, 05:59 PM   #30
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The led's are 0805 surface mount led's They are pretty hard to find in small quantitys.

If you e-mail these folks ----sales [at] lsdiodes [dot] com ------

They still have some in stock they are selling off.
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:11 PM   #31
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Thanks a lot for the LED part number!! I googled it and found:
http://www.us.kingbright.com/product...%5Fid=AP2012EC
Minimum quantity of 1 on all of them.
They even have 2 color ones.....
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:34 AM   #32
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Another source for small quantities is Digikey. I bought a lot of parts from them in the 80s and 90s. See Section O, page 2304 of their current catalog.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:58 PM   #33
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I e-mailed sales [at] lsdiodes [dot] com and this is what they said:

Since I'm liquidating, I'm only selling these in quantities of 50+. The prices would
be $0.15 off:

0805 white $0.45/each
0805 blue $0.30/each
0805 green $0.30/each

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Sales @ LSDiodes.com

I only wanted like 10 of each color.
I'm going to check out Digikey and http://www.us.kingbright.com/product...%5Fid=AP2012EC now.
Thanks for the links guys.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:32 AM   #34
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New update.

I e-mailed sales@lsdiodes.com and told him I can not buy that many (50 quantity's), and asked if he could sell me 10 lights of each at normal price.

So he did that.
I got 10 white (.60 each), 10 blue (.45 each), 10 green (.45 each) for with $2 shipping for a grand total of $17.
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:14 AM   #35
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Be sure to post some pics when you get done.

I grabbed 50 of each color from him. Should last me a while.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:04 PM   #36
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Updating with more detail.

I have all the required items to make a set of Radix 600mm night blades shown here.
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First step is to clean the blades. Especially if they have been flow before.
Mount the lipo on the blade. Use the double sided tape to stick the lipo to the blade. Face the battery tabs in to the grips. I use a piece of electrical tape under the tabs as an insulator. This is only for extra preotection and is not a requirement.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:10 PM   #38
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Nex is to mount the connector and wiring to the battery.
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Now we work on the main wiring.

Each side of the blade will have a strand of wire all the way down it for a main wire. One side will be positive and the other will be the negative side.
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Now to mount the led's. The #11 xacto blade gives you an idea of the spacing on the wires.

I apply the solder to the wires first. Then put some flux on the led and place it on the wires.
Heat the solder and the led drops into place. It takes a few tries to get it right so don't get too frustrated if you screw up a couple of led's trying. I did . Secure the led with CA when you are sure it is working properly.
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