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Muzzle flash for 1/6 scale
« on: December 29, 2021, 05:25:40 AM »
On the 1/6 T34 tank I have the stock taigen muzzle flash and it works fine.
Im looking for better options to use on the 1/6 scale King tiger I am putting OP into. Some 1/6 used have adapted camera flash units but no real info out there.

Any electronics wizards that have a good idea that we can try.

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Re: Muzzle flash for 1/6 scale
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2021, 08:49:41 AM »
I don't have any experience other than with the Taigen sort of things. But you can do a search for "strobe light kit," they are lots out there, they are often used as simple circuits for students to put together in electronic class. The xenon tubes are usually U-shaped so they might not fit in a tank barrel.
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Re: Muzzle flash for 1/6 scale
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2021, 06:18:12 PM »
No wizard here at all but it comes down to your battery voltage and whats at hand. Super bright LEDS can work. The are available in circles for jets and very cost effective. You could even take something like this and trigger it with a switch from OP.. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003003896867.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.481042efMLFYL0&algo_pvid=0f214136-1352-4df5-aaa1-bf23e0f0d740&algo_exp_id=0f214136-1352-4df5-aaa1-bf23e0f0d740-3&pdp_ext_f=%7B%22sku_id%22%3A%2212000023168553536%22%7D&pdp_pi=-1%3B20.82%3B-1%3BNZD+4.65%40salePrice%3BNZD%3Bsearch-mainSearch
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Re: Muzzle flash for 1/6 scale
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2022, 12:52:43 PM »
I now have a really good working muzzle flash using 12v LED indicator bulbs from a car wired to a 5v triggered relay that switches through the Aux output on the TCB the 12v input from the tank. Gave it a 400ms time and looks really good.

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Re: Muzzle flash for 1/6 scale
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2022, 09:00:34 AM »
Maybe you can post a link to the LEDs you are using in case others want to try the same thing?
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