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Old 01-11-2013, 03:58 AM   #1
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Question Lanyu Cessna 182 Skylane TW 747 lll lighting nightmare PLZ HELP

HELP!!! After build completion all navigation lights turned on, that was just after Christmas and will not come back on even after checking all connections with the LED module and charging the Battery

After removing and looking over the LED module I can hear something rattling loosely as I shake it, could the LED module gone bad? called local hobby shop General Hobby in Upland California where i purchased the Cessna.
They had me email them pictures of all wire connection from the wings to connections inside the fuselage so they can forward to the lighting experts at Lanyu Hobby located in China. Still waiting as of 2wks ago what a BUMMER, love the plane but tired of waiting not good customer service. Anybody know how a beginner like myself can fix the HEADACHE nightmare? greatly appreciate it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:00 AM   #2
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Fly the plane without the lights
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:35 AM   #3
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After more practice test fights on my Champ I'm gonna do just that, and eventually fix the darn lights thx
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:07 AM   #4
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Better yet: remove the board AND the lights and have a lighter, and perhaps, a better flying plane.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:15 AM   #5
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Yeah!!! but I payed 4 those lights, I'm gonna get them to work if its the last thing I do, which probably is
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:58 AM   #6
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what is the modules function?
is it just a switch for the power?
do you have any sort of meter to see where the power stops?
what have you done to trouble shoot other than shaking it?
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:41 PM   #7
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I am far from being an electronics expert, but I would guess the board regulates the power to the LEDs. Unless there is an obvious wiring or connection break somewhere in the circuit, I would suppose that some component on the board has failed. Extra elements like that light feature come with an increased chance for failure. If you are not knowledgeable enough to deal with a failure related to whatever the additional toys are, at least enough to diagnose the origin of the failure, you are stuck with waiting for a vendor/manufacturer's response.
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This is what mine looks like in my Lanyu 747 3. When I first got it my lights didn't work. I took the LED module down and checked all the connections for a good fit then it started working.

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:42 PM   #9
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Rule of thumb: If something rattles inside, it is usually broken. My take on lights is that they are very often not even seen during the day. To me, navigation lights on these planes are a bit silly. I hear what you are saying, but, just fly it without the lights.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:06 AM   #10
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Good info and suggestions everyone, love the plane not gonna let this issue overshadow enjoying it. Had not checked power points or breaks seeing how all worked at first, then only fuselage light would come on then they stop coming on.

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the first connector from right apperars to be backwards. blk to blk red to red..........
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Thx Cagey1

I no longer have this plane it gave me so many problems soon after I got it, I'm looking for another Cessna to put back into my line up of planes. But it wont be another Lanyu Cessna any recommendations?
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hear is a nice 182 cessna with a 47 1/2" W/S with motor and servos. i Like to use this store because they are US Vets that own it.

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and a RTF Cessna 182 Version

http://www.motionrc.com/flyzone-cess...-wingspan-rtf/


Or

Flyzone Cessna 182 Skylane Select Tx-R Transmitter Ready

http://www.motionrc.com/flyzone-cess...-wingspan-txr/

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I Thought this was neet, a 4 in 1 Plane

http://www.motionrc.com/freewing-pan...-wingspan-pnp/


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a few high wing planes on these pages

http://www.motionrc.com/show-all-pla...eatured&page=8

http://www.motionrc.com/show-all-pla...eatured&page=9

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If you want smaller there is also the mini switch from flyzone. What I like about it is that it is a little quicker, but with a stable flight like any trainer. Put it in low wing and it is a little quicker yet. When you get ambitious put it a larger motor and it really flies. It really helped me progress, yet is still fun
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:15 AM   #18
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Default Cessna 182

CHELLIE,
Thank you for the information on Motion RC. today I purchased the FMS Cessna Sky Trainer 182 V2 1410mm PNP, just what I'm looking for can't wait to receive it.
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Thx 92 for the info, I was looking for a 55 to 65 W/S
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Good choice and a great choice of suppliers. Check the build threads over on RCG. Motion RC is really good not to mention their free shipping. Airfield and FMS used to be together and both offered the C182 with the G-KEMY livery. I still have the Airfield version. The two companies have now split off. FMS, IMO, is the rising star in foam ARF's. Have the 57" FMS P-40 and P-51, both exceptional.

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Thx Hawk I will chack out the build treads on this plane, Nice planes you have. I need more practice B4 I feel comfortable with a tail drager. I will support Motion RC again.


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Hawk any chance u know which forum the build is located on RCG? cant find it.


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