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ducati777
02-26-2011, 08:45 PM
The LED's I bought finally arrived. I've got 10 color shifting, and 100 super bright white. I put 6 color shifters in the rear bumper.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/ducati777/RC%20Cars/4f9a86ac.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/ducati777/RC%20Cars/b184cfd5.jpg

I drilled the front bumper to hold 2 more LED's so I could have 4 up front. (without using the other summit part).

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/ducati777/RC%20Cars/dc04336f.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/ducati777/RC%20Cars/697c171a.jpg

The front bumper was a lot of work to solder. I've got it all running off a 2 cell lipo from my slash that I zip tied inside.

I'm still looking for better ways to power it. I don't want to run through the BEC, I think it will put too much load on it.

The color shifting lights get a lot of attention.

video:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/ducati777/th_66659fb5.jpg (http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/ducati777/?action=view&current=66659fb5.mp4)

Lille Buller
02-27-2011, 03:42 AM
Cool, now build a roof light bar on it.

379
02-27-2011, 06:09 AM
Awesome. Does it throw out enough light for you to actually drive it at night?

ducati777
02-27-2011, 09:37 AM
Awesome. Does it throw out enough light for you to actually drive it at night?

You ever drive rc at night? Its more important to have lights that show you the orientation of the truck. As in a single red beacon is a bad idea, I tried that...

However, we could put the FPV camera on the truck again, and then you'd really drive by the headlights.

It'll end up like another project I tried:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD08Tt4-CeU

cbaker65
02-27-2011, 11:25 AM
Thats awsome,Imight do that on my street
rides...:D:cool:

379
02-27-2011, 03:50 PM
You ever drive rc at night? Actually, yes I have. I usually zip tie a small flashlight to the shell and aim it forward.


Quite fun.


I will be getting a proper light kit soon, though. Headlights, and combo brake/tail lights that change brightness according to whether or not I'm braking.

trugsta
02-27-2011, 06:23 PM
That looks sweet.
I would love to see a class at the track were it was night racing but no flood lights lighting up the track.
Just the lights from the RC's.
It would look awsome..

ducati777
02-27-2011, 09:45 PM
Got to try out the lights today. Started off running at the track with the Slash. Plugged a 4000 mah 2s lipo into the lights and left the truck sit in the pits. I had a LV beeper on it, but never needed it. Roughly 4 hours of use resulted in about 1200 mah of battery. That implies a 300 ma load, so not much really.

I ran the truck at the track, but it was under geared, and the suspension was all funky. I sorted it out a bit, and then it ran better. But I hardly got to run today at the track with the Revo. Got plenty of lap time in with the Slash.

Anyway after the races, me and a buddy are hanging out. He's got all sorts of pinion gears so we put a 26 tooth on a 54 spur in. I wanted to run the lights, so I ran the truck at 3s on a single battery.

My usual 2s slash pack went in for lighting.

I absolutely loved driving this setup. Its fast, its geared perfectly. On 3s the truck doesn't break a sweat, despite being pretty quick. The rc speed calc puts me at a touch under 35 mph.

Thats fantastic for bashing. Next up will have to be a 6s test run. In theory, capable of 70 mph...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8EdcucMLVA

My buddy who's shooting the video pulled out a SC10 with just a touch less top speed. He had a single blue LED on it, and we blasted around this lot for a while.

Too much fun, I'm loving this light setup.