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Erik De Smet (opadesmet)



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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.



This album is attached to project Lockheed Hercules CH-06 alive.

Albums: 1 with 11 images
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 at 16:27:47 Share
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 at 15:58:26
Nils Steyaert amazing work :)
26. January 2018 at 10:38:17
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 at 22:15:02
Clifford Keesler Very nice C-130.
17. December 2018 at 22:21:31
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