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Offline krieg.17

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Voyager lighting question
« on: November 19, 2017, 06:12:56 pm »
I'm currently working on the Revell Voyager kit and have a question. How in the heck do I make enough room for the led's at the very back of the shuttle bay? I'm thinking fiber optics maybe?
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Re: Voyager lighting question
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 06:21:56 pm »
Lights meaning the green, red and clear led's
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Offline Tankton

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Re: Voyager lighting question
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 06:41:03 pm »
I used 1.8mm leds. If you offset the lower ones they fit fine.
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Re: Voyager lighting question
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 06:22:23 am »
Like Tankton i used 1.8mm led's in my Voyager and indeed i also had to offset the top and lower led's so that they did not hit each other.

This did however not leave much room for lighting the back windows if you desire to do so. (i scrapped that in my build) Maybe the use of some pre wired SMD 0805 led's would be better for the back lights.

Fiber optics can work, but also require some room to make the bends as far as i know.

Offline manu

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Re: Voyager lighting question
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 01:17:19 am »
I filed down 3mm leds, one for each color, glued it to the lower hull piece and glued a very short fiber in the upper part. Whenn the hull is closed, the fiber basicly touches the Led and catches the light. Theres no cross talk between the colors because the fiber does not transmit any other color.

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Re: Voyager lighting question
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 09:49:20 am »
That is a good idea! I'm going to try it!
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Re: Voyager lighting question
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 05:53:01 pm »
 nice solution.
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Re: Voyager lighting question
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 08:57:01 am »
Well I tried Manu's idea. Here are the results. Thank you for the idea! Works well I think. What do you guys think?
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Re: Voyager lighting question
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2018, 05:47:44 pm »
Looks great!  How do you plan to mask them for painting?  One idea is to use a piece of styrene the right size and glue it on with something like Elmer's until you are done.
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