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Old 01-21-2014, 12:42 PM
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Default JS-2 rear light question.

The Tammy kit has this great brake light that they tell you not to use, I'm assuming because it would be hard with kit pieces, it takes some work to pull it off.

There's an extra LED (red) on the wiring harness that if you leave the throttle trim in the down position, it lights up and stays on when the tank is stopped. When the headlight is on, it's on as well dimmed, then glows bright when the tank stops. It's really cool. It's much better than the Xion brake light which only flashes on when you stop, then goes off.

I took the fiber optics and made a copper and aluminum housing for it and it works brilliantly, but I'm not sure which piece was on the tank was the brake indicator. There are a bunch of angled pieces with lens covers (that's what I fabricated) but then there is one simple larger lens type thing on the right rear.

I've searched for a few hours, but can't find info on which is which.

Any ideas?

Here's sevoblast's photo of what the angled piece is, but since they are everywhere, I don't think it's a brake light:

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Old 01-21-2014, 09:03 PM
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I don't have an answer, but I'm working on a JS-2 and check here and maybe you can figure it out and let us all know for sure.

Visit here for walk around photos: http://www.berlin-1945.com/weapons/is-2-walkaround/

And check here:

Comment from missing-lynx dot com about a JS-2 1/35 model: "The possible running light (the object on the left & right sides) is probably red if it faces front or rear, yellow if it faces to either side - at least if it's a T-72...
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http://www.network54.com/Forum/11074...and+a+question...



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Old 01-22-2014, 05:06 AM
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Thanks Pcomm,

I came across that article in my search, but the walkaround is new to me.

Even though it's an odd location and angle, it has to be a brake light, the others must be running lights since there are four. It has a thin lid held on with screws and what looks like a lens (other pics I found it was broken). It's tack welded, so it wouldn't be a support for something, what else would it be?
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Hi fellas , the four angled parts are armoured housings for the lights ( internal white lenses for the front , red rear). The other round device on the rear is an intercom device . - on earlier versions it was mounted on the l/h side of the hull , frequently hidden by the fuel tanks . ( I think I've got a wiring diagram somewhere ) edit - Servoblast posted a link that shows this feature http://tigerscorner.ru/gallery/image...er/1/%2015.jpg

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Thanks for the info, that explains it perfectly.
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