Installing lights To install the lights, the first step I took was to plan out where they would plug in; from there, I just laid out the lights so they would radiate out from that point. ;is center spot was where the battery connects to the speed control, which was from where I started webbing out the lights. I laid out a pattern from the tip of the wing to my starting point, cut the light strips to length and then soldered on the connectors.
1First, I have to measure out the strips of lights and lay them over a design or pattern on the plane. I then plan out my route back to the connection point at the battery. I am going to use di;erent color lights for the top and bottom of the wings and di;erent ones running down
the top of the fuselage. ;ree di;erent colors will be used. ;e top and bottom wing will have a
di;erent light layout to aid on the orientation of the plane at night.
2;e light strip starts at the battery plug and works out along the wing creating my top design. Any point that requires me to make a sharp angle with the light strip will require jumper wires to be soldered onto the ends of the light strips.
3On the bottom of the wings, I have a di;erent color light strip with less of a design incorporated. ;is will make it easy to distinguish the top and bottom of the plane. ;e LED strips
have a peel-and-stick surface on the bottom so installation is easy.
If there is any area that is not sealing down, I just use some tape or a
quick drop of hot glue to hold it in place.
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