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PostSubject: Spot light for Fields or RC Trucks?   Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:23 pm

So I was browsing my Love/Hate website of Hobbyking and stumbled across this item...

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/powerful-searchlight-with-built-in-pan-tilt-and-remote-light-mode-switching.html


Scale it would be similar to a 2' diameter spotlight (41mm lens). I was thinking that you could have a couple mounted on spots or on a WPL HL truck and have them tour the field or Overwatch the field.

Put in the following and get a panning spotlight on field.
Servo Tester for panning left/right (and/or up/down)


A battery tray for powering the tester/servos


And a couple batteries for powering the "Searchlight"


Just a thought...
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PostSubject: Re: Spot light for Fields or RC Trucks?   Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:15 pm

Neat!

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PostSubject: Re: Spot light for Fields or RC Trucks?   Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:19 pm

This is what I used on my Snowcat. Plugs directly into the receiver for power.



https://www.ebay.ca/itm/XHobby-5-Modes-HSP-1-10-1-8-RC-Car-Ultra-LED-Light-Bar-Police-Lenses-Spotlight/311358398096?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908131621%26meid%3D0d55db07d0074ee0ba0da085f4449998%26pid%3D100678%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D3%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D162605431831&_trksid=p2481888.c100678.m3607&_trkparms=pageci%253Aecc25258-fa38-11e7-aed3-74dbd1804fea%257Cparentrq%253Afbab72c11600ab12a7c07054ffec4e6b%257Ciid%253A1

For the M48 spotlight that I built and Bud has now I used these which has a separate power feed and can be controlled via a switch on the radio if you plug it into one of the channels on the receiver. The nice part about this is that it is a 3 pin Lipo so you don't even need to have a separate power feed, just plug them directly into the charge plug on your lipo.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/GT-POWER-5V-High-Power-LED-Spotlight-Headlight-System-RC-Buggy-Boat-Aircraft/162605431831?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908131621%26meid%3D0d55db07d0074ee0ba0da085f4449998%26pid%3D100678%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D162605431831&_trksid=p2481888.c100678.m3607&_trkparms=pageci%253Aecc25258-fa38-11e7-aed3-74dbd1804fea%257Cparentrq%253Afbab72c11600ab12a7c07054ffec4e6b%257Ciid%253A1
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PostSubject: Re: Spot light for Fields or RC Trucks?   Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:25 pm

I have one of those servo tester and in theory once you power it up you can don't need another power source for the light since the tester has three spots for servos. Two will be on auto mode (scanning) and one would be the power to the lamp.

You can make a very realistic spot light tower with that !
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PostSubject: Re: Spot light for Fields or RC Trucks?   Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:01 pm

So I ordered a Spotlight unit... and another servo tester. I'm gonna see what I can do with it...

I picked up a couple dirt cheap ESC's for brushed motors and Lipo's that can handle 2S-3S input. They will drive my servo system.

Battery (2-3S) > Small ESC with capped brushed motor leads > switch to turn on > Futaba 3pin splitter > 1 to spot light for power, 1 to Servo Saver > pan and tilt servo connections.

Just awaiting the HK order... So it may be Aquino timeframe...
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PostSubject: Re: Spot light for Fields or RC Trucks?   Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:57 am

My light which Mike installed works well. On/off remotely.
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PostSubject: Re: Spot light for Fields or RC Trucks?   Yesterday at 11:32 am

OK Order has been received. Micro Servos, no issues with the tilt one and it's mounting, but the pan one is pretty bleh... the mount leans sideways due to the use of a 2 arm servo horn, but it could use a 4 arm one (which I will try shortly). Also got a spare servo tester and receiver controlled on/off switch.
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PostSubject: Re: Spot light for Fields or RC Trucks?   Yesterday at 11:33 am

I will test out tonight with a simple ESC hook up and a Y-Harness.
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