Red/Green

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  1. garaobriain

    garaobriain Active Member

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    Does anyone know the reason for red LED's at the front and green rear? As an ex blue light driver I know that red lights can only be shown to the rear, obviously for road vehicles. What are the lighting regulations for aircraft concerning colour and positioning?


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    The lights help you visually see the direction your Mavic is facing.
     
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    Red for danger coming towards you maybe Always been that way for drones as far as I know.
     
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    Thanks dirk. So do all drones irrespective of manufacturer have red lights front and green to the rear?


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    I don't know of any such drone standard. But, DJI always has solid red lights in the font. The rear lights change to indicate various conditions.
     
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    Goes back to tricopters when the front arms were painted red for orientation.

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    Thanks for replies


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    I am constructing / flying multicopters since 2008 and I always installed green and red LEDs. Like real airplanes or ships.
    Helps a lot on orientatiorn.
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    Thanks. Yes it would be a great help for orientation but what I was wondering was what the lighting regulations are regarding which colours face which direction. I guess there are no rules like that as different drones have varying colours in all directions!


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