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    I am looking for lighting for my Rebel. Can you guys tell me your thoughts on this setup?
    The GT Power flight lighting system gives lighting that matches airline and military aircraft systems.

    EAA# 1366802
    AMA# 631508

    https://vf59.weebly.com/

  • #2
    You can pay half the price and buy it from MotionRC

    https://www.motionrc.com/products/gt...nt=19057646342

    I bought these for my airliner project. I wouldn't consider these "day-bright" LEDs but should be ok during cloudy or dusk/dawn flying. If you want nice bright LEDs visible during the day, check out these below ones. Though they take up more space due to the heatsinks and might ruin the look on your plane.

    https://www.motionrc.com/products/gt...em-gtphpairled

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    • #3
      I've only ever used the FW light controller and assorted lights and am pretty happy with them. The 5W landing lights will light a small village at night!! They are pretty easy to program and have been bullet proof so far.
      https://www.motionrc.com/collections...ght-set-type-a

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      • #4
        I think I am gonna give this one a try. Is it a big deal to fish the wires through and into the wing tips?




        Thanks guys.

        EAA# 1366802
        AMA# 631508

        https://vf59.weebly.com/

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        • #5
          Hi, so the set we sell I love them allot much brighter and can change the flashing using a switch on your radio. https://www.motionrc.com/collections...m-gtpnavairled
          if you want super high bright lights to get these https://www.motionrc.com/collections...em-gtphpairled.
          You will need a 2's lipo or I use a voltage regulator. I can see them crossing the sun very very bright. Oh, you can change the flashes as well by a switch.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bradl4648 View Post
            Hi, so the set we sell I love them allot much brighter and can change the flashing using a switch on your radio. https://www.motionrc.com/collections...m-gtpnavairled
            if you want super high bright lights to get these https://www.motionrc.com/collections...em-gtphpairled.
            You will need a 2's lipo or I use a voltage regulator. I can see them crossing the sun very very bright. Oh, you can change the flashes as well by a switch.
            Thanks Brad. I like these alot: m-gtpnavairled. I will get those ordered today.

            EAA# 1366802
            AMA# 631508

            https://vf59.weebly.com/

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            • #7
              Can you guys please tell me the best way to install the wingtip lights? Should I use my soldering iron and make a slot on the underside of the wing to lay the wires in? I'm new to the EDF foam plane scene.

              EAA# 1366802
              AMA# 631508

              https://vf59.weebly.com/

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              • #8
                what voltage regulators are you guys using? Rather have a small battery to power it than power off my battery...but less runtime for less weight.
                Planes
                -E-Flite: 1.2m P-47, Maule, Turbo Timber, 1.5m AT-6, 1.2m T-28, Dallas Doll, Viper, F-15, F-16, Wildcat, Carbon Cub -UMX: Mig-15, Pitts, Timber
                -FMS: Bae Hawk Motion: 1.6m Corsair, 850mm Mustang, 1.6m Spitfire Freewing: 1.7m A-10, F-22,

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CVA59 View Post
                  Can you guys please tell me the best way to install the wingtip lights? Should I use my soldering iron and make a slot on the underside of the wing to lay the wires in? I'm new to the EDF foam plane scene.
                  Just cut a slit in the foam with a sharp hobby knife ~
                  You should be able to carefully push the wire down into the foam with the edge of a small plastic spatula or small flat-tip screwdriver.

                  If done carefully, in many cases you won't even need to fill in the slit the wires are in -
                  The foam will tend to close around the wire and hold it in place.
                  If touch up is needed, a little bit of foam filler and touch-up paint works wonders.:Cool:

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                  • #10
                    Chief58D 's advise is the best and DO NOT USE A SOLDERING IRON cause you'll end up with a sloppy melted trench in the foam
                    Warbird Charlie
                    HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: OV-10, Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U & F7F, FOX glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3; LX PBJ-1 EFL CZ T-28, C-150

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                    • #11
                      Got it, thanks guys. Here she is all done up. It was easier than I thought!

                       

                      EAA# 1366802
                      AMA# 631508

                      https://vf59.weebly.com/

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                      • #12
                        Question about the GT Power High Power 3W Aircraft Lighting System

                        The system has an on/off switch and a signal switch to activate the lights remotely.
                        I don't have a free channel to do the remote switching but just sing the on/off switch is hit or miss if they light up. I'm guessing the system is looking for a cue from the signal wire.

                        Is there a way to bypass the signal wire and just use the on/off switch?
                        Thanks!

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