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Getting ready for night launch

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1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #10252 by curtisheisey
Getting ready for night launch was created by curtisheisey
I started working up an adapter kit to provide lighting for night launch:


- 4 or 12 inch LED strip www.1000bulbs.com
- Adapter connector
- DC to DC converter (from Amazon, www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L64GJ42/ref...00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 , many similar ones out there)
- 2S Lipo battery (nominally 7.5-8.6 volts)[/li]

So the DC to DC converter steps the LiPo up to 12 V.

A 12 inch LED strip is 3.5watts

Maybe mount this in a section of clear payload tube.

What do you guys think?

The blue strip is what I had laying around. I ordered some white ones.

This would look cook down the side of the rocket.

There are many LED strips out there. They are hard to solder onto, so the connector that goes with your particular flavor is recommended.
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1 month 1 week ago #10253 by RetroRocketGuy
Replied by RetroRocketGuy on topic Getting ready for night launch
nice, is it the traditional raised ( Where the blast pad is raised) pads we see at CMASS or is it a flat base pad ( where the blast pad is close/on to the ground)?

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1 month 1 week ago #10255 by KennB
Replied by KennB on topic Getting ready for night launch
It will be a sawhorse set up Guy built for this type of launch. The pad heads will be above the ground like the normal circle set up.

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