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Old 09-07-2007, 11:55 PM
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hey im looking to dress up my tt-01. i wanna make the body look cool and all that so i was thinking of some lights. first, im looking for something dirt cheap. im mean like cheap but worth it. so i was thinking of [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXMPN3&P=7]this[/link]. from the pics, it doesnt really look like they stand out a lot and also the battery required can be a 4-6 V....not 9 V. so do you think its worth it or should i go and get one of [link=http://mivasecure.abac.com/varad2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=V&Product_Code=RC200&Category_Code=RLPG]these[/link] babies?...and as for the headlights what do you guys recommend? DIY or yokomo type headlights? (btw i like the break/throttle light response stuff ya know)
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:07 AM
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Default RE: underglow and headlights

yokomo may seem more expensive, but they make quality stuff. i say yokomo, if not diy work, but dont expect anything fancy.

look at the tamiya stuff .
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:14 AM
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Default RE: underglow and headlights

cheapest way is to make your own theres plenty of guides on the web to start you off and a local trip to radioshack (your in US so im guessing that should be local to you) will help with your shopping list,you would just need some wire.leds etc
have a look through the drift forums as im sure some one posted up a wiring diagram a while ago
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:16 PM
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Default RE: underglow and headlights

i'm new to all this but i'm going to tackle the DIY headlights. i got my eyes on a set of LEDS on ebay but i'm not sure what mcd would be best.

is there such thing as overkill on mcd LEDS for headlights?
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:53 PM
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Ya, the Yok kits are pricey, but very nice. I like the fact you can add more leds for whatever the buckets require plus extensions for neons or whatever. Also they are really cool rigged to a pico switch on your 3rd channel, but I guess you can do that with anything.
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:13 PM
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okay ill maybe check out the DIY. but is it possible to make your own LED blink certain ways? like strobe, and ya know? i wanna have healights respond to thorttle/break. and i would love to have underglow that can change the way it blinks.
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:50 PM
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Default RE: underglow and headlights

i'm not sure about getting them to respond to the throttle/brake but if they do i would like to find out. as for getting them to strob and all that you would have to make your own circuit board and unless your really good at soldering than thats going to be pretty hard so i say just buy one that comes like that.
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Old 09-08-2007, 05:54 PM
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Default RE: underglow and headlights

okay thanks a bunch. i remeber while i was in drifting 2 years ago, that i found an old link that explains how to make a controllable alternating blinking LED headlight with a diagram...i jsut forgot the link. it also had a movie with it too. right now im trying to figure out how to make underglow. im putting two LED at each end of a clear aquarum tube and fill the tube with water. it looks extremely cheezy so i think ill ditch that...any other ideas?
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:01 PM
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if u wanna get ur lights to respond to the throttle u gotta parallel em with the motor, and that will only work with a brushed motor.
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:06 PM
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^^^^^ oh yeah duh that makes sense...thanks anyhow. oh i also found this: [link=http://www.drccentral.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=448]LED lights[/link]
looks good...i think ill do this
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:57 PM
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Default RE: underglow and headlights

theres this one too, I used it and it worked great. And to make a neon tube, you can put an LED on each end of a clear straw, works pretty good

http://www.drccentral.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3102
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:38 PM
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i used the 555 one it works great
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:19 AM
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okay then i m thinkgin of doing the 555 timer one too...i dunno yet thouhg
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hey peetiewonder do u think you could post a link showing how to parallel the lights with the motor. if u could that would be sweet.....
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