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Mania
2011.08.03, 04:24 AM
I was wondering if there were any light kits besides the outrageously expensive Kyosho light kit that had working brake signals? I don't care so much for the blinkers or the tailpipes, but I really do want to have functional brake lights since that really adds a lot of realism to me.

Also, would anyone happen to have a list of the autoscales that actually have LED light buckets? I'm just lazy and would rather not have to drill my own holes if I don't have to. So far I only know of the R32 Skyline, the Impreza (I think), and the short tail McLaren (back only) having built in buckets.

unearthed name
2011.08.03, 05:17 AM
BMW m3 body from r246 has them I believe, and r246 has inexpensive light. Or you can just make your own

Mania
2011.08.03, 05:24 AM
Making my own seems out of reach, since I have no idea how to do anything electronic. The R246 has working brake signals?

arch2b
2011.08.03, 07:03 AM
you would be better served by providing the list of bodies you like to have them confirmed if they are light kit compatible vs. asking for a list that does not exist.

years ago, there were plenty of light kits, some more extravagant than others but they have disappeared in the last couple years as focus has shifted from modding to racing in the community as a whole.

i had a kit called midnight driver that was awsome! can't recall who made it but it had the works and wasn't a wallet buster. check atomic (http://www.rcatomic.com/atomic/), i thought they had a light kit at one point.

Mania
2011.08.03, 10:34 AM
I asked for a list of ones with light buckets rather than asking each individually since I have observed there are at least a few members that have many many autoscale bodies, and I just figured they could at least list a few from memory. I don't have any particular body in mind that I want to ask about, but it would be nice to have a shortened list of Autoscales I can pick from and can be lazy about and not have to drill holes.

Maybe I wasn't too clear, but what I was looking for was an LED light kit that would have the brake lights shine brighter/turn on when you let off the throttle or engage the actual brakes, much like a real car (not just having red lights in the back that are permanently on and do not change whether you are on the throttle or on the brake).

arch2b
2011.08.03, 11:23 AM
your going to get a scatter shot list, with some bodies no longer available or made as there is no listing of bodies that includes weather or not they are adaptable to light kits. just suggesting it's much more efficient use of your and others time to provide a list you like and work through that.

understood. the midnight driver set had this functionality. infact, it was programmable in selecting other functions as well. most are dumb, either on or off.

Mania
2011.08.03, 11:41 AM
From pictures I've seen on the internet, this set seems a little...complex. I don't know what its size is, and the search also did show some results back to this forum, so I will keep an eye out for it, since I am in Hong Kong anyways.

arch2b
2011.08.03, 11:48 AM
glowmasta (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igkn0EdPoQ4)? used ot make some unique stuff as well. try searching within trp (http://www.trpscale.com/miniz/) and gpm (http://www.gpmracing.com.hk/catalog/index.php) as well. they all made light kits.

Throaw
2012.08.06, 05:50 AM
I was wondering if there were any light kits besides the outrageously expensive Kyosho light kit that had working brake signals? I don't care so much for the blinkers or the tailpipes, but I really do want to have functional brake lights since that really adds a lot of realism to me.

Also, would anyone happen to have a list of the autoscales that actually have led lights (http://www.niceledlights.com) buckets? I'm just lazy and would rather not have to drill my own holes if I don't have to. So far I only know of the R32 Skyline, the Impreza (I think), and the short tail McLaren (back only) having built in buckets.

I think you can get right information while searching in Google. Kits and break lights are best suited with LED technology. But you still try to gain more knowledge.