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Erik De Smet (opadesmet)



Building a "working" C-130 in 1:144. I added diodes and optical fibres for the navigation and landing lights, which worked well; and I built 4 micromotors in the nacelles, which apparently worked well too. Then I connected all the wires to two connecting pins on the bottom and closed the fuselage . Then I connected the external 3V battery, the propellers turned, but the lights did not work. I opened the fuselage again and tried to repair things, but I couldn't. Apparently I should have used two different power supplies ,one for the motors and one for the lights.
Finally, it will have just rotating propellers.

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1:144 C-130 & F-4J "Blue Angels" aerobatic team (Amodel 1425)1:144 C-130H Hercules 1/144 & 1/200 scales (Daco Products DCD14426)


21. March 2017, 16:27
Erik Leijdens
Ah CH-06, the one from the tragic disaster in the Netherlands :( Nice to see a model being build of it!
21. April 2017, 15:58
Nils Steyaert
amazing work :)
26. January 2018, 10:38
Greg Baker
Wow. Great work! I 'm happy to see I'm not the only one putting micro motors into 1/144 scale planes...maybe I should've started with a C-130 Herc instread of a T-6 Texan. ;)

Have you tried using a 5v (USB) power supply instead of a 3v battery? Might help with some of your supply challenges.
17. December 2018, 22:15
Clifford Keesler
Very nice C-130.
17. December 2018, 22:21

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