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Thread: Rigging LEDs to Throttle Inputs (Futaba 8FG)

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    Out of curiosity, what purpose does the LED serve? Nav lighting?

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    Let me make a video you might shake your head though when you see it lol.

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    Ok OtherHand, THIS was all this fuss was for LOL ...


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    So LEDS that automatically come on with the motors. Not a bad idea. That's one less work item to accomplish during flight, but at the expense of a little more complexity.

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    Oh yea, making things complex is my middle name ... KICS ... keep it complex, stupid. LOLOL.

    In all seriousness, and to put closure to this dead horse I just love to beat, I did hear back from Futaba themselves who confirmed this is exactly the way to do it and absolutely no, it does not affect throttle inputs.

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    If you use a Naze32 with cleanflight and WS2821B led strips you can have the led lights grow brighter or change colors as you throttle up. Can also make blinkers for direction and many other programmable functions. Here is a small strip on my Defiance quad. Not the best video but you can see my LEDs change color from red to green as I throttle up in horizon mode and light blue to green in acro mode. I also got it blinking the left or right two leds depending on direction of my control stick. It works great and is simple to do. I can see myself adding a ton of these on a bigger multirotor.

    Last edited by Hmerly; 11th March 2015 at 10:06 PM.

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