In this video Tom explains to our fellow scalers what is needed to put a LED light on a Auxiliary channel for the ability to turn on and off this light with a switch or trimmer on your Spektrum transmitter. This is more geared toward the gravity impaired models BUT some of this info is helpful for those looking to setup a aircraft with lights! If you guys want to see a Air version of this same video, let us know in the comments below 🙂
The process does require some DIY and customization because most LED lights and light bars have different connectors and input voltages. So it is recommended that you are ready to solder, install regulators, and create new connections with your equipment of choice. Please be extra careful when doing custom electronics because one wrong connection or short could result in damage to your model or even fire.
To be able to control a LED light or Light Bar, you will need some way to use your Aux channel’s signal to control the power to said LED. This is normally achieved using a light controller. There are many different types and solutions for this, and in this video we give you 2 examples. Please consult your LED light controllers instruction manual for proper setup and configuration.