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LEDs , wanted to share

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:48 pm



I wanted to share a idea I am going to use when putting LEDs on my GL1500.

For years I have played with RC cars and trucks, and for any electrical connection that needed to be taken apart, I use WS DEANS ULTRA PLUGS. These things are great. I have HEARD of people putting as much as 30 amps with no problems. Here is the link to the company page:

http://wsdeans.com/products/plugs/ultra_plug.html

and here is a link to one of MANY EBay sellers that handle them :

http://m.ebay.com/itm/10-PAIRS-DEANS-UL ... nav=SEARCH

I have heard from some NOT to use the Chinese knock off ones as the spring looses tension and over heats

I plan to use them in converting my saddle bag and trunk lights to LEDs, for my Ring Of Fire & fork lights, as well as some other decrative locations so I can remove things easier when needed.


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Re: LEDs , wanted to share

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:56 pm

Here are a few pics to give a idea of size for you :
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Re: LEDs , wanted to share

Postby Simon Templar » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:27 am

I'm also an RC flyer. I've used Deans connectors for literally decades and have few bad things I can say about them.

My only gripe about them is they do eventually wear...just like everything (Chinese or otherwise). Eventually their grip reduces. It takes a LOOONG time for that to happen...but it does happen.

Starting about 4 years or so back, I started using XT-60 connectors...




They will wear too. (everything does) But they are a bit more secure, much more impervious to weather, and will carry as much or more current as will Deans.



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Re: LEDs , wanted to share

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:54 am

Will have to look into those, are they about the same size ?
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Postby Simon Templar » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:34 pm

Uncle Fester wrote:Will have to look into those, are they about the same size ?



Yes, I found this with a quick Google....it's a little better pic in terms showing scale. All my local hobby shops have them. RMRC, HobbyKing, and most of the bigger online shops have them as well. Roughly the same price as Deans.




Whether you're using Deans, XT60's, or something else, on your LED kit....I'd still heat shrink your solder joints, and then heat shrink over the whole connector after it's installed. Water always finds a way....and it also protects the connectors plastic itself.





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Postby Simon Templar » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:43 am

....and btw....this is a sample of what I usually do with my RC time......








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Postby Uncle Fester » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:00 am

Very nice video !
I have a great field across from my house, but for SOME REASON they (FAA) will not let me fly over a Air Port, go figure huh ? LOL !
If you wanna see roughly where I am, look up Wiley Post Air Field in Okc Ok.
I am curious, what does a QUALITY dron cost these days ?
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Postby firey1 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:33 pm

you can get the xt90 (90 amp) I use these in my RC Helicopter


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Postby firey1 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:37 pm

sorry wrong pic all my stuff is out of china and never had a problem with the XT connectors
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Postby Simon Templar » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:08 am

Uncle Fester wrote:Very nice video !
I have a great field across from my house, but for SOME REASON they (FAA) will not let me fly over a Air Port, go figure huh ? LOL !
If you wanna see roughly where I am, look up Wiley Post Air Field in Okc Ok.
I am curious, what does a QUALITY dron cost these days ?



Actually, I'm pretty familiar with PWA. Or at least PWA as it was in the early 80's. Lived in OKC for half a year or so back then. Flew (singles and twins) out of PWA on a regular basis.

A 'quality' drone? Depends. There are decent ready-to-fly examples (e.g. DJI Inspire) that aren't bad. I have a few gripes about them....but it's mostly nerdy stuff. They start in the 1100 and up range.

There are some a bit cheaper...but they are more on the toy level, though.

Most people still build their own. That video was shot from a scratch built airframe. It's really not terribly hard. If you have a working knowledge of basic electrics, some minor aerodynamics, and you aren't scared off by the prospect of a few solder joints, then you have all the necessary basic skills. Depending upon what you want to build ....and what you want to do with what you build.... you can get your foot in the door (in the air?) well under 1000. Sounds like a lot, but remember that also includes airframe, controller boards, motors, props, etc. (It's always the little stuff that adds up and gets you. :) )

Of course, you'll have to buy certain auxiliary necessities as well.....R/C transmitter, batteries, battery charger, etc. Used transmitters and chargers are always floating around for sale...usually half new price or less. (heck, I've one for sale right now myself. They're everywhere.)

In my case, I started out building RC heli's similar to firey1's for years. So when I made the switch to multi-rotors, I already had all of the support equipment. As you've been doing RC cars and trucks, you've got most of it as well. Your transmitter really won't work on aircraft, so you'll need to make a change there. Otherwise, you should be fairly well set to make the jump.




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Re: LEDs , wanted to share

Postby firey1 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:23 am

Simon Templar wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:Very nice video !
I have a great field across from my house, but for SOME REASON they (FAA) will not let me fly over a Air Port, go figure huh ? LOL !
If you wanna see roughly where I am, look up Wiley Post Air Field in Okc Ok.
I am curious, what does a QUALITY dron cost these days ?



Actually, I'm pretty familiar with PWA. Or at least PWA as it was in the early 80's. Lived in OKC for half a year or so back then. Flew (singles and twins) out of PWA on a regular basis.

A 'quality' drone? Depends. There are decent ready-to-fly examples (e.g. DJI Inspire) that aren't bad. I have a few gripes about them....but it's mostly nerdy stuff. They start in the 1100 and up range.

There are some a bit cheaper...but they are more on the toy level, though.

Most people still build their own. That video was shot from a scratch built airframe. It's really not terribly hard. If you have a working knowledge of basic electrics, some minor aerodynamics, and you aren't scared off by the prospect of a few solder joints, then you have all the necessary basic skills. Depending upon what you want to build ....and what you want to do with what you build.... you can get your foot in the door (in the air?) well under 1000. Sounds like a lot, but remember that also includes airframe, controller boards, motors, props, etc. (It's always the little stuff that adds up and gets you. :) )

Of course, you'll have to buy certain auxiliary necessities as well.....R/C transmitter, batteries, battery charger, etc. Used transmitters and chargers are always floating around for sale...usually half new price or less. (heck, I've one for sale right now myself. They're everywhere.)

In my case, I started out building RC heli's similar to firey1's for years. So when I made the switch to multi-rotors, I already had all of the support equipment. As you've been doing RC cars and trucks, you've got most of it as well. Your transmitter really won't work on aircraft, so you'll need to make a change there. Otherwise, you should be fairly well set to make the jump.




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Same I have built 3 quads a 600 size video platform using boscom video gear a 450 flyer and a 250 racer all my quads and one plane are fpv setup

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Re: LEDs , wanted to share

Postby Simon Templar » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:28 am

firey1 wrote:Same I have built 3 quads a 600 size video platform using boscom video gear a 450 flyer and a 250 racer all my quads and one plane are fpv setup



Good on you!

When you guys going to let Bruce start flying again? Bloody crime what they've done to him.


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Postby firey1 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:44 am

Simon Templar wrote:
firey1 wrote:Same I have built 3 quads a 600 size video platform using boscom video gear a 450 flyer and a 250 racer all my quads and one plane are fpv setup



Good on you!

When you guys going to let Bruce start flying again? Bloody crime what they've done to him.


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His is a very special case as he chooses to fly at an airfield were as I fly at an old rugby grounds by the river so have just the standard regs to obey

you tube mrfirey66

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Re: LEDs , wanted to share

Postby Simon Templar » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:48 am

firey1 wrote:His is a very special case as he chooses to fly at an airfield were as I fly at an old rugby grounds by the river so have just the standard regs to obey


Yes, I knew that part was causing friction. A lot of the rest of it sounds like childish bullying on this side of the water. But no doubt, we're not getting the whole story here, I'm sure.



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Re: LEDs , wanted to share

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:21 am

I found this and thought it was pretty cool, hope you like it too





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