MY GO TO

By kwadkenstine on Dec 11, 2020

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The one that keeps on keeping on.
Probably the crappiest pic of components and cheap parts but i keep reaching for it when i just want to thrash.
But it refuses to die
The 3 wat 5 - 20v led lights make for some interesting night flying . Will post a vid soon .
Build tip ,Locktite everything , ADD a big CAP

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kwadkenstine   Dec 16, 2020  
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Jayembee67   Dec 16, 2020 

Outstanding, and absolutely terrifying! You must essentially be flying from memory around the homestead there. That you didn't end up parked in a tree is impressive, and almost entirely unexpected. Splendid stuff!

kwadkenstine   Dec 16, 2020 

Thanks , yes memory or situational awareness played a big bit but i was wobbly as hell to , havent flown for a few days and i only flicked it a little.

virtual_stephen   Dec 16, 2020 
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So looks like the lights are pointing in a different direction to the camera?

Kstone   Dec 16, 2020  
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Its sounds kinda like the x-girl friends who your no longer with but can still be counted on for a good time. (Smirk)

saahbs   Dec 16, 2020  

I have RC aircraft like this, the good old beaters that keep on ticking and are zero-stress to fly! :)

Hey, please share links to those LEDs - they sound perfect for dusk flying.

kwadkenstine   Dec 16, 2020 

Hi , I bought them years ago for lighting up a camper. Off ebay I think,
Cheers

Jayembee67   Dec 15, 2020  
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I had those headlights in my very first FPV quad - an Eachine Racer 250. They are really rather bright, although I didn't try flying at night. In those days I could barely fly in the daytime (some may say that's still the case). I'll be keeping an eye YT, this I would like to see!

kwadkenstine   Dec 15, 2020 
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Hi , I have the leds you speak of , but those are not they, i looked at using the eachine ones but i had these which are bigger and brighter , Sooo,
I will post a night flight but i will be breaking rules unless i can find a big undercover area, So the world may never see, BUT i might CARRY IT arround the yard to show the effect .
Cheers

saahbs   Dec 16, 2020 

Where do you live that flying at night is illegal?

kwadkenstine   Dec 16, 2020 

Hi In Australia , Its not really illegal but it is a breach of the official guidelines , as far as i can tell , our authorities reserve the right to fine us in civil court if we make a nuisance of ourselves, To my current understanding , they are only guidelines.

Jodie Froster   Dec 15, 2020  
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So i'm feelin the headlights. PLEASE post that night flight footage :) Are they tilted down too much?

kwadkenstine   Dec 15, 2020 
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Only 25-30 uptilt not going super fast Youl see !!!!

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