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ANYONE FITTED CREE LEDS ON THERE QUAD?

Started by neil-liverpool, Sunday,March 03, 2013, 14:24:57

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neil-liverpool

I want to fit cree leds on my quad so would be great if i could get some tips and links etc

cheers, neil.

Ross

You will need to gen .up on leds and resistors if  powering from your battery setup.    Check here..I do not usually advertise on forums but I can help you with info
www.lightingforaeromodellers.co.uk

Ross
Let's be careful out there.
SAFETY is.. NO accident.

Gaza07

Nice one Ross feel free to share your link at any time we welcome it here unlike other places  :rolleyes:
Have you got any videos of any of the projects you have done  ~~


Quote from: Ross on Sunday,March 03, 2013, 16:13:32
You will need to gen .up on leds and resistors if  powering from your battery setup.    Check here..I do not usually advertise on forums but I can help you with info
www.lightingforaeromodellers.co.uk

Ross

KK1W

Quote from: Ross on Sunday,March 03, 2013, 16:13:32
You will need to gen .up on leds and resistors if  powering from your battery setup.    Check here..I do not usually advertise on forums but I can help you with info
www.lightingforaeromodellers.co.uk

Ross


Bummer :(

No shipping to the US. Oh well  :shrug:

Thanks for the great info though :smiley:
Jim/KK1W

Ross

Sunday,March 03, 2013, 18:01:53 #4 Last Edit: Sunday,March 03, 2013, 18:07:06 by Ross
Sorry  no  vids.  I get promised them but nothing turns up, same with photos except the odd one or two.
I get lots of questions  about how to fit leds and "what do I need?"


Surprising the number of modellers who know nothing about Leds and have been building for quite a few years.  . . .  and Google only a click away :rolleyes: Still, I always try to fix them up with info. ~~
Let's be careful out there.
SAFETY is.. NO accident.

neil-liverpool

thanks ross. my plan is to mount red 1-3w cree leds+heatsink on the 2 rear legs of a quad, but cant find a unit to make them flash, i like the sound of your hazard light flasher, will that work on cree 1-3w?

Ross

Quote from: neil-liverpool on Tuesday,March 05, 2013, 00:36:45
thanks ross. my plan is to mount red 1-3w cree leds+heatsink on the 2 rear legs of a quad, but cant find a unit to make them flash, i like the sound of your hazard light flasher, will that work on cree 1-3w?



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Let's be careful out there.
SAFETY is.. NO accident.

teslahed

I';ve made lamps out of power LEDs using this simple current limiting circuit;

http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-LED-s---simplest-light-with-constant-current/

Here';s one i made earlier with the addition of a simple dimmer switch working from a 555 timer circuit;



(dimmer circuit http://www.easterngeek.com/2008/06/simple-and-dirty-pulse-width-modulation.html )

Personally i think LED tape looks better, is lighter (once you count the need for heatsinks - unless using metal arms as heatsinks) and is simpler to wire up. Also more spots of slightly duller colour are easier to see than a few really bright spots - but they might work well as landing lights, headlights for FPV at night, or for high altitude flying.
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.

neil-liverpool

thanks for the response guys. chris what type of led tape do you use? i have a few 12v SMD 5050  LED strips but they dont seem bright enough to be seen at height.

teslahed

Get the ';high density'; stuff. Unless you are colour blind green and red are probably 2 of the brightest high contrasting colours you can pick.

I find going one colour forward and another colour back (green front, red back for me) helps the most with orientation despite the initial temptation to go with a port and starboard colour scheme.

http://www.giantshark.co.uk/high-density-flexible-stripgreen-1mtr-p-404317.html

http://www.giantshark.co.uk/high-density-flexible-stripred-1mtr-p-404318.html

That';s the stuff i use.
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.