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Disconnecting Lights
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macornley
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February 10, 2012 - 7:18 am

Wanna disconnect some of the flashing lights on my 111.

Is it just a case of snipping both wires that lead to the LED?

Are there any side effects to disconnecting the lights?

Cheers...

Matt

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Supernova
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February 10, 2012 - 7:35 am

No problem just clip the wires and insulate them.

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macornley
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February 10, 2012 - 8:04 am

Thanks Supernova ūüôā

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drewdane
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February 11, 2012 - 1:39 am

Truth be known, you only have to snip one. Either one will break the circuit.

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CPD
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February 11, 2012 - 2:18 am

There's not much point in it. You're going to spend more time getting ot the wires and cutting them than you'll gain by not having the miniscule draw. These LED's only draw something rediculously small like 1 milliamp or something, and only decrease flighttime by a second or something like that. Every time anybody says about cutting out the led in the 107, (ir in this case a 111) I don't stop them, but just for the sake of what you're trying to acomplish, it's about nothingness. If these were old-fashioned lightbulbs, they'd draw 2 watts, and might be worth taking out. But at half a watt or whatever, the only real reason to take one out is if it's a dead heli and you want a light on a different one.

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drewdane
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February 11, 2012 - 2:29 am

As much as anything else, I've cut mine because I find the light annoying when it's flying toward me.

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CPD
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February 11, 2012 - 4:35 am

Yeah, it's a little annoying with that LED blinding blue. What they need is a red in the rear and green in the front or something so you can tell which way it's going in the dark. That's what I hate-you can't fly it outside except at night, but it's hard to see which way its going.

 

If I was "allowed" to buy more, I'd have a third one with a white LED in front off of a 102 or something, and the red/blue put in the rear, under the tailboom, connected to the supports. Then, I'd paint it dark charcoal grey with red trim and red outlined USAC logo. (Just like a nightfighter hellcat)

 

Something that I'll have to say is it's really awesome to watch with Florence and the Machine's "Shake it out" in the background.

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macornley
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February 11, 2012 - 5:32 am

Not worried about what they draw in terms of power, I just think the LED on top of my 111 is too much. Just want the constant white light on the front and the flashing light on the bottom of the tail. It's purely cosmetic!

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CPD
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February 11, 2012 - 6:09 am

Ok. What I'd do then would be find somewhere inside of it to tuck it in so all it does is light up the insides, and take a sharpie and black out the sides so it doesn't show through. That way, no. 1, you can easilly put it back if you ever want to, and no. 2, if you want a look inside, you can just have a light inside shining on the gears and whatnot.

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