I measured the current consumption when powering this LED lighting system from an ESC which in turn was connected to a 3S LiPo. I got a 30mA increase in current consumption from the LiPo when connecting the lighting system. Your servos consume a lot more power than that, so it's very unlikely that you will notice any reduction in flight time. HTH
We sand clear, focused 3mm LEDs for use in a virtual reality glasses frame. The smaller the grit, the better the results. We are using 600 grit. Very visible from a /- 45 degree angle from center focus area. If still not visible well enough from the ground, try using a high brightness LED instead (probably good for white flasher to locate model from longer distance). HTH
1) Are these LEDs 3mm or 5mm size? Makes a difference when using smaller models where fitting 5mm might be difficult.
2) The spec says 4 to 6V, so 1S LiPo would be appropriate. LasseK, you're running it on 3S. Any heat being generated by the board?
Oh, sorry I was unclear in my writing. I measured the power consumption through the 3S battery terminals using a watt meter, but I powered the unit by connecting it to the RX (so 5.5V or so from the BEC on the ESC I'm using). I have _not_ connected this unit directly to a 3S battery, then it would most likely let out the magic smoke! :-) The LEDs are 5mm.
I tried to put these on my eflite apprentice. Which they all work fine I found that the leads for some lights weren't long enough for the navigation lights on the wings and tail. Other than that they are great. As said not the brightest led but for $7.43 you can't go wrong!
Hi John, someone in this discussion suggested sanding the bulb to diffuse the light making it less directional and I've found that not only does it work but it makes them seem much brighter from all angles. I wish I had known that when I installed them on my F-22. Hope this helps and Happy flying!
Fantastic bright LED's. Good for scale models like Cessna 182. I have ordered them for my friend's Cessna. They are bright and quite visible in the dusk / dark. However in the sunlight, they are not very visible. Good value for money. Recent price drop from 9.99 to 6. something....
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Small! Good for a .25 sized plane only. Would not recomend for 40 or 60 plane or heli. Shipping is great....
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It has nice case. It is not so expensive. The only negative for me is the lights which is not bright enough. It has focused standart LEDs, I prefer diffused LEDs.