F-18 LED Afterburners

by FliteTest | November 11, 2010 | (13 Ratings) Posted in Tips

Looking to make your EDF jet just a tad more realistic in the air? Watch Josh Bixler modify this Hobby King F18 by adding flames to the afterburners! No... not real ones. But they look pretty darn real! With less than $20 in parts you can do this simple modification too. Enjoy!  

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fmata5 on August 15, 2012
How did you tap the power?
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buddy on June 18, 2012
cool creative you should make a c-130 blue angles fat albert and have toy rocket engines and they can be like jato (jet assisted takeoff)
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animan on July 1, 2012
Very creative idea! The LED's probably only draw about 50 mAH full on so the smallest, lightest brushed controller would work (even a 5A controller is an overkill)...
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pyc789 on May 1, 2012
good job

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underground flyer on May 11, 2012
hot stuff

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volksrule on June 13, 2013
Is it possible to use a brushless esc instead of a brushed one for powerinf the LED's?
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KleineJoop on May 12, 2012
Great idea!
To bad im not experienced enough to fly such a plane :(
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dragonflash123 on November 15, 2015
use the same idea on a different plane.
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dragonflash123 on November 15, 2015
im going to make one of the fighters from ROBOTECH soon, and im going to use this idea

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SiliconRiot on April 20, 2017
I've got an idea to add a bit more detail to this idea.
You could use a sliding frame inside the exhaust that could expose more or less of the glass cloth so the length of the flame would be variable.
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