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Old 07-11-2013, 06:01 PM
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I have a blade mqx, I am wanting to add some leds to it but I'm not sure what's the best way to go about it. I have some leds that run on 3v nominal. My idea was to just solder them to the motor wires. But then I started to think on the current the motors get. So that may be out. I am probably making a trip to radio shack tomorrow to get some things so I can pick up some other leds or resistors if needed. Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:08 PM
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I have found a way that is just what in was looking for! And I already have all the components (except I still want to go and grab some other color leds) but anyway here the video I found. It's crude but looks like it will work. And it also assures me that is an led goes bad that I won't damage the board on the mqx since it's a completely separate power source. www.youtube.com/watch
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:30 AM
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I bought mine from this guy.


He has a set for the mqx.  Works great.

Only thing is the mQX board doesnt have the extra channel to be able to turn them on and off with a switch on the radio.  So you have to "Y" plug them into your battery.

I find that I normally get around 12 or so minutes of flight without the LEDs on and around 10 minute flights with them on.


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[img][/img]I got everything all wired up and installed. They are nice and bright. I had (still on there) a red led for the rear but I made a mistake and bought 1. 8v led instead of 3-5v like the rest. So when I powered them up that one only lasted about a minute. Anyway here the pics.[img][/img][img][/img][img][/img]

Edit: I couldn't get the pics to post from my phone so here's a link to the whole album. s1137.photobucket.com/albums/n516/traxxasslashvxl/mqx leds
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