Throttle-dependent rear light set for 1/10 Scale Radio Controlled Formula 1 carDesigned by PhatDadRacing in Australia
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NB: higher voltage option now available An evolution of the RC F1 Rain Light, this is a multi-light combo that uses cues from the throttle signal to control light action. It includes the central r...Read More…
NB: higher voltage option now available
An evolution of the RC F1 Rain Light, this is a multi-light combo that uses cues from the throttle signal to control light action. It includes the central rear light, two new vertical wing lights as per recent real-size F1 cars and a microcontroller module that plugs into the throttle port on the receiver to understand whether you're braking, at neutral, or on throttle.
It includes a fully integrated y-cable. You unplug your ESC from the receiver, plug the adapter cable into its place, and then plug the ESC into the socket on the other end of the adapter. Each of the three lights has its own silicone cabling and JST SH plug. They're small enough to fit through nooks and crannies on most chassis. The control board has three matching sockets where they can be plugged in. They can be plugged in any order or selectively left out, if you only want to use some of the lights.
The rear panel is the familiar 12-LED arrangement in a small 3D-printed case. The factory packs lots of lumens into these tiny blinkers so it's bright!
The vertical lights each use two side-mounted LEDs on a very slim PCB and are easily attached with double-sided tape. Secret testing has seen them mounted in touring car shells too!
The combo includes the control module, the rear panel light, two vertical wing lights and all the required cabling that should be easily adapted to any 1/10 scale RC F1 chassis.
The entire set weighs around 7g, so shouldn't upset delicate weight distribution settings. Add in copious amounts of black wiring, PCBs, cases and heatshrink, and your black quotient will stay high, essential for contemporary RC.
Clearly, this is a logical extension of the popular RC F1 Rain Light and tracks recent changes in life-sized F1 as well as adding dynamism to the light function.
There are three patterns of 630nm illumination. Yes, all three modules emit the same wavelength of fine red photons and even though they're massless, their momentum will turn eyes at the track.
At neutral, there's a slow blink - a longish red period with a short dip to off. On throttle, the lights are off, and under brakes, they flash with an attention-seeking 4Hz high intensity pattern.
The units have been tested successfully with Sanwa, Futaba & Spektrum receivers. The only KO receiver I had brief access to wasn't successful. Due to limitations of access, I haven't been able to explore that further.
For correct operation, your receiver needs to have an output of between 5.5V and 6V. At 5.5V, it still works, but the lights will be slightly dimmer. Anything more than 6V will potentially cause the controller to fail. If you would like operation for higher voltages (eg: your ESC BEC is set to 7.4V) choose the HV option from the product list.
Refer to photos and video for additional details.
Note that only two units will fit in the envelope packaging. If you need more, then please choose the parcel options.
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