Engine light for A-Wing 75275
Inspired by your description of a “round LED board” for the Star Destroyer engine, I started to workshop on a proof of concept for the A-Wing. I only had 6 spare pico LEDs to play with, but here it is:
And after some additional cutting:
This is the result:
I found the rear part of the engine a bit dull, so I moved 2 LED to the rear center part:
But maybe is a bit to much, compared to some images on the net, like:
A final version of this engine front setup will most likely be made by soldering a ring of four pico LEDs from a panel, so it will only require one connection.
I’m using the LEC i Jet mode, but I can’t really detect any difference between the two channels.
What will your “round LED board” look like? Dimensions? I have just got the Star Destroyer, so I’m waiting for your set. 😉
Hi Svend, great work! Here are some photos of the two rings we have almost ready for production. I pulled down my own A-Wing to show the size comparison.
The first ring is somewhat small-- originally designed for the Snowspeeder but might work on the A-Wing also:
The second one is larger:
Both rings have lights where the colors can be individually set, so plenty of possibility to do pulsing engine lights, different colors (yellow/white) and any other combinations.
What do you think?
Rob Klingberg Very nice - my snowspeeder needs light too 😃 especially those huge lasercannons.
Back to topic: yes this is what I was thinking of.
Are these RGB LEDs needing a new kind of LEC or?
The larger on is what I would prefer, but for the A-Wing I thing RGB LEDs might be a bit over the top. Ordinary white LEDs might be enough (read: less expensive?)