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does anyone use the Spark STROBON Cree Strobe Light? total weight of light and the mount is 4g I was thinking about getting one that mounts on the back so it doesn't mess with the pictures/video. I thought it would be a good idea if for some reason the main battery died. any thoughts on this?



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I have a red and white strobe that are useful for overcast days and night flights.

I have mine attached via "Velcro" type fasteners on the prop guards.

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does anyone use the Spark STROBON Cree Strobe Light?
I make them :)

I'm happy to answer questions about them if you have any. For anyone else that's interested, these light mounts are available in my store here.
 
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I have just bought 2 white and was wondering how to mount them. Is the Velcro ' strong' enough?
This is the product that I used.
It's better than regular Velcro.

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DO NOT MOUNT THEM on the bottom of the Spark near the VPS camera. The intense flashing of the strobe blinds the VPS and the Spark has a hard time maintaining altitude 0-25 feet.

Mine bounced in the air right after launch like a pogo stick until I made a rough landing.

Scariest 30 second flight ever.:p
 
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I have just bought 2 white and was wondering how to mount them. Is the Velcro ' strong' enough?
Thought I throw this in for the heck of it.

It's what I store my strobes in when not in use.

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I'm a big fan of repurposing items that may have "another life".

This little container was perfect for the job.
 
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Thanks, great for tracing in dense vegetation. Just the price :(
This item is new and was mentioned here on the Forum recently.

Tile Pro.

It has a range of 300 feet and half the price.

When I purchased my tracker a year ago, Bluetooth only had a range of about 50 feet.
 
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This item is new and was mentioned here on the Forum recently.

Tile Pro.

It has a range of 300 feet and half the price.

When I purchased my tracker a year ago, Bluetooth only had a range of about 50 feet.
That is very interesting information which prompted me to research further. I just ordered a Tile Pro primarily due to these 4 advantages:

1. Bluetooth technology does not requires require direct line of sight
2. When out of bluetooth range the app shows last known location on a map
3. Ability for other Tile owners to help search with their own app/device
4. Price

I had some original Tiles and wasn't aware how much they have improved. Thanks for alerting me

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had some original Tiles and wasn't aware how much they have improved. Thanks for alerting me
That's why I didn't care for them at the time. No replaceable battery and the limited range.
 
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This is the product that I used.
It's better than regular Velcro.

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DO NOT MOUNT THEM on the bottom of the Spark near the VPS camera. The intense flashing of the strobe blinds the VPS and the Spark has a hard time maintaining altitude 0-25 feet.

Mine bounced in the air right after launch like a pogo stick until I made a rough landing.

Scariest 30 second flight ever.:p
These are some great fasteners. I use them to mount my Mobius cameras on my high wing planes, drones, jets, and boats.
 
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Since this thread has gone a little sideways - I'll risk asking another 3 Tile questions:
How did you attach it to the Spark?
Any noticeable communications interference?
Do you know the weight?
 

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What's with all the yellow dots?
A Forum member lost his Spark in thick brush and the only way he found it was by chance the sunlight glistened off of the 4 brass contacts of the battery.

Here's the picture he took and I circled it.

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I took a paper hole punch and made a bunch of dots from highly reflective D.O.T tape that really pops when the light hits it, should I have to do a search and rescue mission night or day.
 

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What is the battery life on the Tile Pro?
I don't own one, just suggested it.

My tracker is good for 7 months, the Tiles may have a similar life span?

BTW, thanks for the reminder, my batteries have been active for over a year and still function.

Time to change them.
 

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