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Yes, A night flying section would be helpfull
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What does everyone think

Old 07-07-2010, 02:30 PM
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Question What does everyone think

I am intrested to know what everyone thinks about night flying. Do you think a night flying section would be usefull? How much intrest is there for flying at night?

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Old 07-07-2010, 03:16 PM
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I have a plane I'm converting to be a night flyer.
I have the lights.
All I have to do is mount the lights and try it.
I'm interested.

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Old 07-07-2010, 07:50 PM
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Yeah, a night flying section would be pretty helpful,

We'd all be able to help each other and discuss the best ways to mount lights on a plane, have flight pics and night flying idea's etc...would be good
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:00 PM
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<------ gives two thumbs up
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Two more thumbs up here as well. I have strung lights on a Slow Stick before, and have some ideas about a large balsa build all decked out. Would be cool to have a Night Flying forum here!
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:21 PM
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Thanks guys. I have a plane that I am turning into a night flyeras well. I was hoping people would like the idea for a night flying section. Seems to be real popular.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:22 PM
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You know how i feel about this Andrew good idea on a thread dedicated to night flying.
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I have a big ole wing I got at SEFF that I want to make a night flyer and need help.
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i don't know where i'd fly at night,but picking up tips on lighting would be fun .

i'll subscribe to a night flying thread as long as theres plenty of good flight stories.....,and who knows'one day i may find the perfect night flying field.
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HAve done it a couple of times, by lashing light sticks onto a handy model - great fun, a forum for this neat way to fly differently would be an asset

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Old 07-08-2010, 01:27 AM
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night flying is fun. I am thinking about turing one of my helis into a night flyer, just got figure out what i need to do it
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I built and flew a night flyer last summer, it's good fun. I have plans to build another this year I just haven't got a round to it yet.

I like the idea of a NF forum.
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Or possibly a sub-forum here.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:10 AM
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No one in my club is doing any night flying yet. I visited a fun fly at another club a couple weeks ago and stayed for the night activities. I was inpressed at how well you could see the planes. It looks like it may be a lot of fun. With as much wind as we have had here this year, night time is the only time that the wind is calm.
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Hi Andrew,
I think it's a good idea, night flying sounds like fun!.
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I'm interested.

I fly at dusk anyway, so it would be fun to extend it a bit into the night.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:18 AM
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Yeah it would be cool if it was somewhere you didnt have to go fishing around trying to find it.
Ive heared theyre a little more complicated than just hooking it to your battery

standing by ........
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Yea, exactly.
Some can be hooked up directly and some can not. My set up will be two (2) voltage regulators powering four (4) different collored lights. I will be using a singel 3 cell 3000mAH pack just for the lights. I will be powering the motor with a second battery pack.

I have soldered up my two voltage regulators, and 135 LED's in the fuse. I need to solder the next 100+ LED's in the wing. I am hoping for 250 LED's when I am done. It should give off a nice glow.
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Yeah it would be cool if it was somewhere you didnt have to go fishing around trying to find it.
Ive heared theyre a little more complicated than just hooking it to your battery

standing by ........
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I would like to see a night flying section, & I just ordered a set of lights today.

One of the clubs I'm in had a nightfly and there were about 10 airplanes, some just glowed & some lit up the sky big time!!
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:43 PM
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I tell you, when we were at SEFF this year. Some of the night flyers were out of this world. Some were so bright it was amazing. The thought and effort soome of those guys put into them. I need to hurry up and get mine done. I have about 9 weeks to get two planes finished.
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Great idea! Would really help those starting out with night flying. And with those involved in doing their own systems, instead of using the "store bought" units.

I know I was pretty much on my own when I started out with it. Would be great having possible stickies for proper resistor values and such for voltage used, where to get wires & LED's, installation techniques, and different types of programming systems.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:58 PM
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Here is where I have been getting my parts,
http://www.buy-leds-online.com/ and www.mcmaster.com/# .
I ordered a spool of bare wire part # 8873K26, and strung it through my plane. I then soldered on my LED's. I then ordered this voltage regulater. http://webtronics.stores.yahoo.net/15powsupk1.html It is a kit that you need to solder up your self. So far the whole project has been very easy and a lot of fun.

I will say this much, I have copied this project from someone else. I did not find or think up of all this by myself. It was already done and a proven build.
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Great idea! Would really help those starting out with night flying. And with those involved in doing their own systems, instead of using the "store bought" units.

I know I was pretty much on my own when I started out with it. Would be great having possible stickies for proper resistor values and such for voltage used, where to get wires & LED's, installation techniques, and different types of programming systems.

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Old 07-17-2010, 11:39 AM
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Thanks for the input everyone.

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Old 07-17-2010, 12:49 PM
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Check this site out.

http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/components/led.htm
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:46 PM
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Sweet, I like it.

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