Yes, just plug them into a spare channel on your receiver (usually labeled AUX) and you are all set. Typically this channel will work in conjunction with a switch on your Transmitter which lets your turn them on or off. I have them on multiple planes and my HK450 heli and they are AWESOME.
Nice LED set, got it today on the mail and installed it on my LotusRC T380 quadcopter, as well as as set of 8045 blades all purchased here on HK. Green LED is very bright, all of them are bight but the green one is really brighter than the rest, I installed it at front in the middle pointing towards the flying forward path, and it's almost like a flashlight. Mounted two white ones at the bottom of each leg on the front, and two white ones each side of the transparent canopy on each side of the green LED, two red ones at the bottom of rear legs, one red on top of the canopy towards the back and flashing, it looks very nice and like a real bug flying on the sky even at night very visible and easy for orientation.
Ronny, great job you've done there!I'm new to this finished this model and just received this lighting kit and LED strips.I know to someone who knows what there doing how easy this is but i have no idea how to link all the lights up! can you or anyone else reading this give me any help PLEASE. Also would it be possible to link the lights to a smaller seperate battery so as not to deminish my flight time from my main battery.
Jemand hier, der mir sagen kann wie ich die Led´*s ü*ber meine fernsteuerung ein und aus schalten kann? bisher funktioniert es nur so : strom an = dauerhaft an nicht schaltbar. fü*r eine erklä*rung wä*re ich sehr dankbar
Ihr seid ja schon ganz schö*ne Profis hier ne ??
Wenn ihr meine Frage noch einmal durch lest, dann fä*llt euch bestimmt auf das ich frage wie ich die leds zwischen RX un TX schalte ? jetzt jemand ne Idee?
Werd halt auch noch frech, wenn dir hier jemand versucht zu helfen...
Hast du dir die Produkte die ich nannte ueberhaupt angeschaut?
Du brauchst einen Schalter (siehe oben) der ueber die Funke gesteuert wird. Ist etwas weiter unten (wenige Tage vor deiner Frage) eigentlich auch schon von Ronny und RonRC erklaert worden.
I know better than to ask Hobby King for warranty.. I'm not angry at them in fact i think the strobe kit they sell may be the culprit as they were sharing the power out of the regulator. I've checked and the strobe doesnt create voltage drops or surges but it does send strong interference.
Thank you Jhebbel,
I know what you mean. But i searched in the NL warehouse. Anyway, i have it and it is working fine. I will pay more attention tot he discription to see in which warehouse it is located.
Roger, Yes you can but you'll have to buy a brushed speed controller. I use my gear channel on one of my aircraft to make it work. just make a servo lead from the battery wires of the ESC with the red and black wires going to the power and ground leads in the servo plug. Plug that into the Batt-Bind on your RX and the servo lead into the Gear channel. Wire the power output for the LEDs to the power leads from the LED controller. Now when you flip your gear switch, the brushed speed controller supplies power from your RX to the LEDs. Just make sure your ESC has enough power to handle this and what ever other servos you must power or get a BEC. Hope this helps and Happy flying!
yes Ronny you can use any open ch on your tx for turning these lights on and off. but you need to get a receiver ch switch that they do have at hobby king for a very good price. just plug the electronic switch into any spare ch on your receiver. and the other into your lighting system.
You dont need any accessories at all.
if you are going to use a Lipo you will need a BEC and remove the male connector on the BEC and replace it with a female servo connector so that your light system can go in.
Some people have said that does not quite work binds them into a battery of lipo 1S because it will only take 3.7 V, and it only works well, binds them to a source of strength starting at 4.0V, which recommend that is of 4.7V to 6V.
get a small 1s lipo battery from here on hobby king...not expensive1 and a on and off switch....mount the battery close to the c.g on your plane...it should last a very long time ...the lights are great i have a set...and have them on a 1s lipo with switch so i dont have to keep unpluggIMG width='480px' them...works great!
Use a "Y Servo Lead" (search HK for that & you'll see a few choices). I don't have one of these yet, but the picture shows only a red & black wire. Since there is no signal wire, it will simply be "On" when the receiver has power. There is no remote "On/Off" built in. You could buy a separate"Turnigy Receiver Controlled Switch" - but then your back to needing a spare channel.
I plugged this thing straight into a spare channel on my receiver , works beautifully. Checked the voltage while connected for a few mins, it's on basically nothing. Tested on axn clouds with a sky Artec 25a esc. The esc must pumping out over 4.4 v, my lights work sick. I'll be trying this on my solo glyder soon which I wish to be doing night flying. Will let yas know how I go. Like if you think this info was useful.
Has anyone had somebody pull into your neighborhood and tell you to stop flying that *#$% thing because they thought it was a UFO!?! I have, and it was pretty funny! I was flying up pretty high with the lights on early one evening and a drunk guy started yelling at me after pulling into our neighborhood. Ha ha! It's worth putting them on a plane just for that reason alone! I was not quite as high as I was in this video, but the lights really help in orientation.
I tried to run this LEDs on 4V and they dont work properly. After some testing it seems like they need more than 4.5V! Below that, all the lights are flashing only from time to time! So do not try to build a switch out of a small servo, my first did only deliver 4V, my second 4,4V :-(
Hk sells a transmitter switch i bought to turn a channel on my tx into a onboard switch that turns this devce on. It runs off of a onboard battery or your motor supply battery. Be careful to run a ground to both batteries if you are running more than one pack. Otherwise it will not work. Look for the switch in the same area you found the lighting system. It was only about seven bucks
Look under night flying accessories. Part #LUM-ONF. it is called Turnigy receiver controlled switch. This is the right way to turn a switch on and off. Not a servo. If you have the channel to run the servo then you can plug this into that channel instead and use it to turn something on and off
are these on permanently on or as it's plugged into a channel on the receiver can they be turned on and off remotely through a switch on your TX? Also what connectors are those as I'll probably need extension wires to the extremities of my plane- are there specific extension wires/plugs here at HK (product code please) that can extend the cables? thank you in advance!
you cant control them via the TX, some of the lights are solid on but some are strobes, very good lighting system, but the connections into the main control board, can come loose and break off. apart from that, awesome
I understand that* is why I asked 'a way to plug it up'. eg: plug LED board into ?flaps? socket of Rx, & bypass or route landing lights into landing gear socket. See? Lights come on only when gear is lowered, turn off when raised.
You can't do it since these lights only have 1 signal input. If you want to do it that way, you need to buy another string of light consists of a few LED and route it to landing gear so it will turn on only when the gear is lowered. Besides, you still need the light system to help you see in the low light situation (orientation) and adding some extra lights for landing will be wiser as this led system can not provide enough light during landing (they are just standard led).
D00d! Really? You're not trying (nor should you expect) to light up the runway - jeez!! All they need is to be VISIBLE, and lights DO show better in low-light situations, in case you haven't noticed. I already HAVE a set of these lights, and the 2 landing lights ARE brighter than the nav & marker lights. AFA "can't do", I figured it out. All you need is a magnetic proximity or reed switch inserted into the landing light pair's wiring, activated by the gear strut when lowered. Thanx for trying, but no cigar!
Yes there is, you can have all the LEDs in the board except the two designated for landing lights. put a Y connector into your "Gear" channel on your RX. One to power the gear and the other to power a small brushed motor ESC. On the ESC, connect/solder the (red in) power wire to the red wire on the servo lead and the ground (black in) wire to the black wire on the servo lead. Connect/solder the red (power out) wire to the red LED wire and the ground (black out) to the black LED wire. Now when you hit the gear channel, the brushed motor ESC will close the circuit for the LED lights but the others will be on constantly. Hope this helps!
If you'll cut the heatshrink, there would be 3rd soldering pad which allows you to control it using your TX. 0% - both LEDs light, -100 - green one blinks, red - lights, 100 - vice versa.
Here you can see it:
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.
Led de alto brillo, lo nico que no me gusta del sistema es que las luces de aterrizaje se ven poco y los strob parpadean mal, no se asemeja a la realidad.
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There is NO 3 wire servo lead coming out of the unit that I received as of (26/06/09). Only a plus and - that plug into the receiver. You would need a signal wire to carry the input of your transmitter/receiver to the unit, which mine clearly DOESN'T have, to get the signal lights to flash according to your input . Im a bit annoyed as I only bought this product to use this feature. Other than that, all of the lights worked well.