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timgarrod

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Rotating Beacon
« on: December 12, 2013, 11:31:43 PM »

Evening all,

I what to but a rotating blue beacon on the mast of my Dusseldorf instead of a normal flashing LED. the only ones I can find is the one on Astec
https://astecmodels.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1740&osCsid=hhkjczjq but it doesn't look right (flashing and not constant spinning)

Does any one know of another one I can buy or are they easy to make. Was going to but SMD LED's and a led badge that spins for the circuit.

Thanks
Tim


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Re: Rotating Beacon
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 09:44:15 AM »

Have a look at http://www.ngineering.com/index.htm  they have all kinds of tricksy lights for the train guys.
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Re: Rotating Beacon
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 10:35:47 AM »

Hi Tim


    Check out the links to R2hobbies , it depends on your scale . or is it just for a good looking night sail ?



  http://www.r2hobbies.com/360-rotation-police-petrol-led-light-beacon-oval-for-1-10-to-1-14-rc-car.html


      or


  http://www.r2hobbies.com/1-14-rc-police-petrol-car-360-degree-rotation-led-light-cylinder-blue-1.html


 Timo2

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Re: Rotating Beacon
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 03:44:33 PM »

There are two circuit's you could build using a 555 timer IC ..
Instead of a flashing led the circuit allows the led to be faded up and down (off/on). Its as close as a guy can get to the slow pulse of a beacon.
 
http://www.talkingelectronics.com/projects/30%20LED%20Projects/images/UpDownFadingLED.gif
 
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Re: Rotating Beacon
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 06:53:25 PM »

cheers all

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Re: Rotating Beacon
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2013, 03:35:40 AM »

Hello Tim,

This small german company has just what you need: http://www.herbundsab.de/epages/62109782.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62109782/Categories

I have a couple of their searchlights, quality and detail level is great!

- Mikko
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