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Old 10-21-2008, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What are my options?

There are 2 holes in the nose for lights, I would prefer constant beam, and would prefer to avoid wiring it to the track and avoiding all the things that excite electricians, so maybe 2 small LEDs powered off a 9v batterypack with a isolated on/off switch?

Anybody make such an animal?
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Vic, go to Dallee.com and get one of their high-intensity LED headlights. Order an extra LED at the same time and run in parallel (- to - and + to +). They run off track power and are bright enough to convince anyone a train is on its way. I think they turn on at something like 3 volts. The LEDs have kind of a blue tinge to them, which if you coat them with a clear yellow bulb dye will look just like the real thing.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Radio shacks sells a kit for i think 6.99 with leds and and battery holder. but what would really look great is a headlight and a set of ditch lights from ram lighting, that would make the frt of that thing look good...
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dont know who makes them but these are awsome, never had this kinda stuff when i was flying? makes me want to buy another helo...way cool stuff
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I used an LED out of a cheap keychain LED flashlight. Used 3 AAA cells with a switch for my headlight on my shortey E-8 Streamliner. Richmond COntrols has some nice LED's, he can make you MARS lights also, got one of those for my Zephyr.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, I like to start simple, I'll check out the Radio Shack lead first, then if they wont fit I'll consider the next options
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Two 5mm bright white or yelglow leds,I like Miniatronics,a current limiting resistor in series,an on/off switch and a battery. A couple D cells in series will last for years.
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Vic,
See my thread about warm white 3mm - 2v LEDS in this forum.

3mm warm white LEDs

Sorry, I didn't read your thread until after I had already posted my thread. Otherwise, I would have put it here.



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