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Anti-Collision lighting for Inspire (20 Grams)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 304HighDrone, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. 304HighDrone

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    Has anyone tried this one?

    It only weighs 20g with battery. Visible up to 3 miles. Comes in either red, white and blue

    Dual Function Guardian Lights
     
  2. johnmont250

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    looks nice, good find, im thinking velcro'ed somewhere, but where would be the best spot?
     
  3. 304HighDrone

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    It must be center mass. The balance point. On top for sure. Unless you want to counter weight but that would just add more weight. It must be viewable in all directions. Velcro is what I'm going to use because it's removable. Can't wait for it to arrive.
     
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  4. DesertWindAero

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    But...if it's on top, can it been seen from below?

    If not, seems to me you'd need another one on the bottom.
     
  5. AeroMirage

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    I would think that on the bottom of the battery box would be the best. Close to the COG and far more visible.
     
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  6. 304HighDrone

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    Underneath the battery box gives you 5 cm. The light is 4 cm. That would work and to offset the weight just move the top light down the nose some.
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  7. CvdL

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    304HighDrone: can you share some more info on the anti collision light you are using? Thanks
     
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    304HighDrone - excellent photos, what camera are you using?

    Nas,
     
  9. 304HighDrone

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    My lights arrived. I ordered 3. One of each color they offered which were red, white and blue. They are much lighter than I had expected. They come with a clip attached to them. When you remove the clip it makes it less bulky and opens loop holes for Velcro to loop through almost like a belt.

    This photo shows the white light with the clip removed. The red light still has the clip attached. Note the loop holes. By flipping the battery in the opposite direction. It will change to either solid or blinking (beacon) one bird is in the air that can't be changed until it's on the ground. The manufacture gives it a 3 mile visibility rating. $19.99 each.

    I haven't attached mine to the bird yet, been super busy. I'll post when I do.

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  10. William Gaddy

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    Hey folks -- I posted a youtube video of my visual notes for both these and the lumecubes (and in combination):



    Hope you all find this helpful.
     
  11. FlyingPhotosKR

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    Be very careful about anything on top of an Inspire1 because your satellite receiver is on top and if you pick it up to carry it when it is on (but not blades turning LOL) it loses satellite reception as your hand grabs it on top.
     
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  12. William Gaddy

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    No GPS signals were harmed in the making of my video above -- all 4 lights mounted on the main arms, out of the way of the retracting landing gear bars. But a good point -- I've mounted small cameras on top, but only when I was prepared to fly P-ATTI exclusively...
     
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    How can I find the link to this youtube post?
     
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    Disregard... The video just populated in the post.
     
  15. IrishSights

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    At 20g it doesn't matter where you put it. To light for any practical effect on balance point/CoG. The Inspire will fly as if it wasn't there. Try carrying a Sony A6000 at 600g+! (Even at that it flys great, just shorter flight times)

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  16. BobbyPhillips

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    Can you provide a source for the mounts used on the Lume Cubes please ?
     
  17. William Gaddy

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    Hi Bobby: The mounts are actually sold by LumeCube themselves: Lighting Kit for DJI Inspire Drone

    The mounts are pretty cool because they can not only be used with LumeCubes, but other attachments with a 1/4" - 20 pitch tap.

    Cheers
     
  18. BobbyPhillips

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    Thanks William for the quick response and info.
     
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  20. BobbyPhillips

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    That's certainly bright enough ! Which light and mount are you using there?