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    E-Revo LED Lights

    Ive been working on a lighting system for my E-Revo for a while now, on and off. Ive finally finished (for now untill i think of something different) with this setup.
    I have:
    - Summit Front and Rear bumpers
    - Summit light-bar
    - Some cheap eBay LEDs, came with 4x 5mm white LEDs and 2x 3mm Red/blue/orange LEDs
    - 4x 6500mcd LED lights

    I also made my own home made receiver controlled switch which operates the spotlights from my controller. I wouldn't mind having another switch to control the driving lights to turn them on and off, but I do not have a spare servo to use.

    Driving Lights



    Driving Lights and Spotlights



    Rear Lights



    Also have some internal lights that light up the wheel wells quite nicely



    The LED light mounting point for the main lights with my receiver controlled switch in the heatshrink



    I have the controlled LEDs wired to a spare VXL-3s has without this the lights began flickering (I am not electronically minded so I do not know the real reason behind this, but this works )



    Front lights without Spotlights



    Front lights with Spotlights



    Theres that for now
    Last edited by phsycophantsy; 09-22-2012 at 06:24 AM.

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    Wowee that is alot of wires...
    You have me ready to work on my LEDs again...
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Very cool ideas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    Wowee that is alot of wires...
    You have me ready to work on my LEDs again...
    Im guessing I have around half a metre of wire all shoved into one spot
    LEDs make night time driving a whole other night time driving experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by BL-Bob View Post
    Very cool ideas!
    Thanks, there not over just yet

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    So I decided that I didn't have enough wires shoved into grooves of the chassis, so I went out and bought 4 more 45000mcd LEDs.

    With the Spotlights, they do not provide enough light to the ground in front of the truck, as they are aimed straight out. To help with this problem, I added the new LEDs mostly under the truck aimed at the ground. Two are placed in the bottom of the Summit bumper whilst the other two are placed in a hole that I found in the chassis which required drilling so that the LEDs would fit.
    These lights have been wired to be turned on/off with the Spotlights.

    Here are the new ground lights





    Ground light from the chassis



    Mounting Points





    Anddd the new mess of wires


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    light'er up...
    is that ele tape on the lower Arm??
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    light'er up...
    is that ele tape on the lower Arm??
    Because its broken and has been for a while now. At first i glued it with some rubber bands and that held up for a few months until recently it broke again so i tried repairing it the same way but it still breaks. The LHS is out of stock here so for now it should do

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    that's hilarious man...but perhaps in the land from down under parts are hard to come by...love the taping though.

    Quote Originally Posted by phsycophantsy View Post
    Because its broken and has been for a while now. At first i glued it with some rubber bands and that held up for a few months until recently it broke again so i tried repairing it the same way but it still breaks. The LHS is out of stock here so for now it should do

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvVaum View Post
    that's hilarious man...but perhaps in the land from down under parts are hard to come by...love the taping though.
    Yeah they are, and expensive too. $19 for a set compared to around $7 in the states haha
    Thanks

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    Aaaa it is a truck, if it drives straight run it.........
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    Aaaa it is a truck, if it drives straight run it.........
    Thats my opinion too

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    Finally bought new A-Arms
    Not going to install untill my current A-Arm breaks again

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    Took the E-Revo camping down in the Aussie bush over the weekend, the lights worked great and were super bright, they could even spot a possum up a 20m tall gum tree hahaha
    Surprisingly no parts broke on the car but however i did manage to break a resistor in half..

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    what a-arms did u buy?...and those taped up arms...do u do any jumps with them or just regular driving?

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    Just the stock ones for now until they decide to push me towards RPM
    Not much jumps, just regular driving.

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