Color Change Remote Control LED Kit For the Indoor Hull of the Parrot AR Drone
One of our other hobbies besides Scuba Diving, is flying the Parrot AR Drone 2.0! I have created a custom color changing, remote controlled LED light kit. I personally use this kit on the Drone, and figured others would be interested in it as well. They say a picture is worth a 1000 words; I can only imagine how many a video is worth, here are TWO videos for your viewing pleasure:
1) Here is a video of the kit and what is included, this gives you an idea of what you will receive when you order, This video focuses on the LEDs and what they can do.
2) Here is a video that talks about the functions of the remote, and what it can do.
3) This video focuses on what’s “Under the hood”. NOTE: The Switch Selector System has been discontinued for delays in production that it caused. It is now available special order item only. Send us an email for a price quote and lead time. Currently the bottom ring will just be constant on when the battery is connected. This video also shows the difference between the standard connector and the special one for after market batteries.
4)And Lastly a video that describes the difference between Basic, Intermediate, and Deluxe kits. (NOTE: the Basic and Intermediate Kits have been discontinued. The video is here just for reference)
This kit has three color change zones. Represented by green, red and blue in the picture above.
This is the kit shown in the videos above, when the front shows green, the rear will be red, and the spine blue, However because of the color change abilitiy of this kit, there are endless combinations available!
Colorchanging High Density (60 per meter) LEDs for perimeter and spine. Introducing our new factory black background strips! All kits will now ship the LEDs shown below:
Bright White LED ring with black background
10 function Remote control
Brightness up/down (5 Levels)
Color up/down (20 Colors)
Mode up/down (19 Dynamic modes)
Pay online here, or contact us if you have any questions that are not answered here or in the videos. Please ask all questions before purchase.
Unboxing and Support video:
I created an “unboxing” and installation guide video. This is to aid those who are on the fence, and would like to see exactly what you get when you get it. As well how easy it is to install. The video is available on our support page.
Please contact us if you run into trouble with your light kit, we may be able to assist. Each situation is unique, so let us know what happened and if a repair is possible we will reply with a quote.
Myself, nor Tuxedo Scuba, nor TronAGE.com, nor any of its employees are responsible for any and all damage that the led kit may directly or indirectly cause to the AR Drone or any other property.
All LED light kits are built to order, we do not keep an inventory of pre-made kits (because of the options offered). Because of this please allow a few days to build the kit before it is shipped.
If you wish your shipment to be insured, please select from the drop-down below and then add to cart.
The insurance available above is for Domestic (USA) only. If you are an international buyer, and wish to have your order insured, please contact us prior to placing your order. This allows us to adjust the price appropriate for your country.
We are not responsible for any shipments that are lost or damaged in transit.
Please contact your local United States Post Office to file a claim.
All LED light kits are tested before they are shipped. It is impossible for me know if any damage was caused in shipping, misuse, poor installation, or a crash with the drone. For this reason all sales are final.
LED kits have exposed electrical components.
Do not use in the rain, or where there is a possibility of them getting wet.
Take care if wearing jewelry (rings, necklace) that they don’t come in contact with the metal components of the LED kit
As with all batteries they can only supply so much power, so the more accessories you chain together some LEDs may appear slightly dimmer then if hooked up separately. This is normal and expected.
Warning: leaving the LEDs connected to a LiPo pack for an extended amount of time (especially a non-parrot brand one without over discharge protection) can be hazardous. Please use your LED kit responsibly and do not over-discharge your pack with the kit. As mentioned we are not responsible for any damage this may cause to the pack, or to the drone, or any other property.
When applying the LED strips to your drone there are several factors you have to keep in mind:
Humidity, Temperature, Oils. The mounting tape that comes with the strips does not function well under high humidity, high temps, low temps, or surfaces with residual oil. If applied and used under these conditions, it will "release" off the drone and in some cases seem to just "disappear". Yes this is a shortcoming of the strips, however in an effort to keep the costs down I chose these because of the quality of the LEDs and the electronics, and not based on the mounting tape.
If you plan on flying in areas with high humidity or high (>aprox 80deg) or low (<aprox 60deg) then I advise you purchase the Golden mounting tape, available in our accessories section. As mentioned we don't offer this tape "standard" in an effort to keep the costs as low as possible. Another alternative is to bond the strip more "permanently" to the hull using "Super Glue" or "Hot Glue".
For oils, prep to the hull is key, some hulls will have an oily residue which is the nature of foam. It has plasticizers added when manufactured that helps keep it flexible, these also however inhibit a bond with adhesive tapes. To combat this, you can wipe the area of the hull to have the LED strips applied with some rubbing alcohol. This will help remove any dust, dirt, oil, and plasticizers that may be sitting on the surface. Allow this to air dry (should only take a few seconds) and then apply your LED strips. If it still "releases" from the drone, the foam is probably newer, and the plasticizers are still coming to the surface compromising the bond. The alternative would be as above to use "Super Glue" or "Hot Glue".