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  1. OK, so now I'm offiicially too poor to go around buying stuff that just works, I'm into the muddy waters of having to make things. I have an SCX-10 with space for 5 LEDs in the roof bar, two in the headlamps and I'll have to make something fit out back because there's no bucket or molding for tail lights. That's no big deal. It's a heavy-use Class 2 scale rig so I don't want to go overboard with indicators, break lights, reverse lights etc - I just want two headlights, five spots on the roof and two tail lights out back so I can crawl in the dark. I've got a selection of 5mm LEDs in the right colours from various other light kits, pretty much enough lights to make everything work. I just took delivery of a KillerBody light kit with a whole bunch of lights. I thought this would be perfect for fitting up just what I want but it seems it's more geared towards a specific body than it is a generic light kit - the rooflights are a string of 6, the headlights are a string of 4, and there's all sorts of features I don't care for (like the headlights brightening at full throttle) which I don't think I can change. I had at least expected individual lights and individual sockets, not strings. I'll either have to cut off the lights I don't want or tape over them and stick them out of the way. Or, indeed, it might just be easier to rig up the old lights I've got in a single string and stick them where I need them, and power them off a spare receiver port. The problem is I don't know the ratings on the LEDs (not sure if there's a way to tell just by looking at an LED?) and I don't know what value resistor I might or might not need to get 9 5mm LEDs (7 white and 2 red) to cooperate on a single series circuit from a receiver channel. Anyone have any ideas? I tried to rig up a single LED to a 2S LiPo and it fried, I don't want to try wiring up any strings without knowing for sure they won't burn out. In theory I could hook all the lights I have up to a spare TLU-01 module that I have lying around but this rig tends to get submerged quite often and I don't think the TLU will survive for long. The UK Scaler Nationals is just over a week away so I don't have time to order any crazy LED kits from Banggood... Any advice on stringing up different LEDs in series, calculating resistor values, or anything else that might help?
  2. I am really enjoying building my Sand Rover 2011. Sure the very simple DT02 chassis took me about an hour to build but I mean building and painting the body shell plus the driver etc. Its great to have a car that requires more than a simple couple of cans for the body shell. I have seen some excellent examples of the SR 2011's driver. It took me ages to decide on the body shell paint job but I would like to ask about putting lights in the front. Any body done it yet ? Is it better to buy a complete in-built light set with the lences and front clear bits ?? How have people done it please ?? tips and pointers if you would please. pictures of your cars links to good lighting kits all this is not my fortay as I am a racer, sure my Lunchbox lighting was easy but you need more for the SR 2011.
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