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Old 02-02-2006, 06:22 PM
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Default actual REAL working lights?

i cant find a post which shows how u can actually get real working lights.
im sure i can figure out a way to get some lights going (plenty of tutorials), but for the brake lights how can i make them actually work
when i hit the brakes?


can someone help me?


i have searched but cant find any diagrams or tutorials.


thanks a mill!!
Old 02-02-2006, 07:46 PM
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Default RE: actual REAL working lights?

Theres a certain thing on the ESC, I forget what its called but it connects to it to get your braking effect.
Old 02-02-2006, 08:24 PM
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Default RE: actual REAL working lights?

well I dont know if I can post in this thread to ask another question but hows about real working headlights too and how would you install a neon kit?
Old 02-02-2006, 09:55 PM
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Default RE: actual REAL working lights?

To install a neon kit just super glue it to the side of the body or use servo tape you have to buy the headlights and usually they come with mounts
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Default RE: actual REAL working lights?

well I found a site that has them in a kit www.rcneon.com like with brakelight and headlight kits they look pretty cool and they run off of 9v batteries I wonder how long they will last hm
Old 02-02-2006, 10:25 PM
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Default RE: actual REAL working lights?

I have some Align neon light kits I run off a 3-cell lipo--I bought them at HobbyTownUSA. They come in different lengths and colors. I also have some Kyosho and Megatech light kits that I used to run off of 7.2v hooked directly to the electric motor in a Losi Mini-T--Now, I have 12 lights on a Kyosho Mini-Z-Monster instead. If I recall correctly, the Megatechs are supposed to have actual "brake" lights instead of just tail lights though I never hooked them up that way since running to the motor made them get brighter as I accelerated and then dimmed as I stopped. If I recall correctly, Kyosho had three different model light kits now. I also tried some of the Ram lights which run off of a 9v and they were not that bright though they have some new types out now. One or two people in the Tank Subforums may also be able to help with a diagram.



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Default RE: actual REAL working lights?

Theres a guy on ebay who sells light kits that have the braking effect for the tail lights.
Old 02-03-2006, 07:50 PM
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Default RE: actual REAL working lights?

Towerhobbies.com sells a variety of lighting kits. I would think they would come with wiring instructions as well.
Old 02-17-2006, 01:34 PM
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Default RE: actual REAL working lights?

I have no experience with light kits but had seen one a few years ago at the track that had active brake lights and turn signals, they would come on automatically when turning.
Old 02-17-2006, 01:47 PM
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Default RE: actual REAL working lights?

Last year i designed (and built) a light kit for an rc...

The lights would come on automatically when it went dark, and the brake lights were activated by a horizontally mounted tilt switch. Had it powered by a 9v battery.

It would have worked perfectly in an RC, but the final design was too bulky and heavy to be practical.
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Default RE: actual REAL working lights?

Now that would be really great. How bulky/heavy are you talking about? BTW, LOVE Sabbath. My wife and I go to Ozzfest every year here in the states.
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Default RE: actual REAL working lights?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...ts&FVPROFIL=++ all i could find on towerhobbies
Old 02-20-2006, 07:15 PM
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Default RE: actual REAL working lights?

Right. There are something like 16 kits by Maxxlights. You did scroll all the way down through the full search results?
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Default RE: actual REAL working lights?

I was actually listening to the song "Snowblind" right now-- how wierd is that?

I have an ESC-- the Novak Fusion -- that has two short little wires coming out. Those are for brake light hookups.

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