Topic: Nighthawk Mod
A.R Drones are fun to play with, but even more fun to modify. Build time: approx 3 weeks.
^1 coat of plastic primer and 3 coats of automotive paint.
^ Academy 1/48 scale f117 modelkit
^ Drilling a hole for the green laser
^ Attaching a metal penciltip to hold the LED
^ Like this
^ Green LED (The brightest i could find)
^ Drilling holes for the Mars Beacon and the bolt which holds the kit to the hull.
^ Cutting off wings and tail.
^ Like this.
^ So it "blends in" with the hull.
^ Cutting away small pieces of foam to make a good fit.
^ Sealing the LEDS with black putty so no light will escape, but leaving a hole to the intrument panel. This way the screen in the cockpit will be illuminated by the green laser LED.
^ Glued a small piece of white plastic and transparant green plastic sheet behind the instrument panel to spread the light evenly across the screen.
^ Like this.
^ Front view.
^ Using rubber caps and rings to protect the landing feet.
^ And bolted them together.
^ Painting tough plastic packaging ( of a computer casefan) with Tamiya PS-31 transparant 'smoke' paint.
^ Cutting out the bottom plate.
^ And replacing it with the stock plate.
^ So you can still see the electronics inside.