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Old 02-03-2010, 11:36 PM   #1
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Default Adding LEDs to TL01...ideas?

hi folks,

I'm looking to add LED headlights to some Tamiya TL01s and was wondering if anyone out there has a good link to directions on how to go about doing so or a good tutorial on doing so.

Also, if anyone happens to have a spare battery holder for a TL01, please pm me.
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Have a look on eBay, theres loads of people selling pre-made light kits with any number of LEDs that you'll want. Pretty much all of them run from a 9v battery, so you just take them from the packet and mount them in the body.

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
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Thanks I'll look into these...out of curiousity has anyone built these without a kit?
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Thanks I'll look into these...out of curiousity has anyone built these without a kit?
Done it a bunch of times. I get my LEDs online but there are multiple places both online and brick and mortor to get the LEDs. The real key is figuring out the right resistance. For that you either need to be good with your electrical engineering formulas or find a "LED resistance calculator" using your prefered search engine.

I plug into my reciever and use the 6 volts from that. The actual lights can be shoo-goo'd into the body or mounted on a scrap of lexan in a position to shine through.
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For lazy people like me, Tamiya sells the TLU-01 control unit (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMGB0&P=7). This is a basic unit with 2 white LEDs and 2 Red LEDs (headlights/brakes). You can add addtional LEDs as needed

Here is a short video on Youtube showing the operation of the TLU-02 unit which allows add additional controls to the TLU-01.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG5PmQs-O8U)

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