With this 3D printed part kit you can easily light up the Sky and beyond.
In this kit you receive (2) 3D printed light holders and battery case housing printed parts.
To complete this kit you will need to purchase separately the following components and have at least basic soldiering skills and tools.
What you need to purchase that is not included in this kit.
(2) 18650 batterys and charger, unless you already own these items. Link for a set on ebay $6.86
(2) CREE XM-L T6 1-Mode 1000-Lumen LED. Link for a pair on ebay $6.50
(2) Keystone 18350 Cylindrical Battery Holder. Link for these at mouser.com $1.75 each
So for around $50.00 you can assemble your own High powered 2000 lumen lighting kit for your Autel X-Star series drone. If you already have battery’s and a charger then it will cost even less.
You will be responsible for ordering the listed components above and assembling yourself. Assembly is simple and requires basic soldiering and no specialized tools.
Basically a wire lead is soldered from the center coil on the led bulb and another is soldiered to the outer brass casing of the screw in light threaded piece. Next, the center wire from the coil spring connects to the + (positive) on the battery holder. This should be a secure solder connection. Next the wire lead from the outer brass casing will need to be soldered to the (-) negative tab on the battery holder. Verify all soldiered connections are secure and verify connectivity. Press the battery holder tray into the 3D printed part so it is secure and held in place. The battery tray is supposed to be a tight fit when placing into the 3D printed part. The LED light fixture can be press fit into the area by placing it flat on a table then pressing down the 3D printed part to receive the light housing. Each battery holder is marked positive and negative so always verify your battery placement when inserting the battery.
If you are creative you may try and insert an on/off switch into the assembly, this will be up to you how you would like to proceed forward. As there is no on off switch for this you will need to remove the battery once you’re finished to turn off the lights. (Low Tech old school style)
To install the Luma Dudes, press them onto each landing gear leg from the front then turn so the lights are facing forward. I’ve found that the lights look best when mounted on the outside of each landing gear leg. Additionally once you have aimed your Lights in a direction you want you may need to further secure them in that direction with a pair of zip ties. Understand that LED’s can also become hot if not properly ventilated by the wind created by your props so you should not leave the led’s on for extended periods of time to avoid melting plastic.
Understand that I am only selling to you here a pair of 3D printed casing enclosures for the set up. The remaining parts I do not sell and do not come with this kit, all the necessary links for parts required are listed above.
Example of parts assembly and Soldering
Lights can get hot, melt plastic and cause a fire if left un attended or not being properly cooled or on for extended periods of time. As with anything please exercise common sense and read manufactures guidelines for their batteries and hardware.