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Roof beacon

By AheadRC

This original and functional 1/10 scale roof beacon comes in 2 versions. Logo and non logo.

Both versions are essentially a 1 piece print, and have 4 lengths of wire ducts to choose from.

The beacon is designed to be mounted onto the roof of a heavy duty truck with 4x m3 screws and nuts. You will have to ream or drill the holes yourself, but that is made easy as the beacon’s legs are exposed, so marking them will just be a case of adding 4 dots through the mounting holes.

The best part is, 4x 3mm LED lights can be mounted to the beacon! There are 4 outward facing holes that fit 3mm LEDs in the beacon to illuminate the entire structure. It really does glow when you turn the LEDs on. To house the wiring for your 4 LEDs, wire ducts are designed for cable management.

The wire ducts come in 50, 80, 120, and 140mm lengths to suit your truck body’s style. The ducts are more than large enough to house 8 individual 26AWG wires to ensure an easy fit.

It is recommended to print the beacon and wiring ducts with a resin printer, however it is not necessary because the structures are large enough, and we understand that resin printers usually have smaller beds than filament printers.

Do keep in mind that since the “1/10” scale is more of a loose standard, you can scale up or down the beacon to match your specifications. But also do note that the holes for the LED lights will also change. The 3mm LED holes are designed to be a snug fit with 3mm LEDs, further reducing the size of these holes will result in the 3mm LEDs not fitting without modifications. You will have to bore the 3mm holes larger if you scale down, to fit 3mm LEDs. Scaling up however should be easier as the 3mm LEDs will fit, but come loose. But can be secured and we recommend using hot glue as it’s not a permanent fixture.

Post processing is the same with our other products. Use a spray primer depending on your resin type, then either spray paint or hand paint with model paints to your own liking. Top it off with thin coats of UV-proof clear spray.

To get the logo’s background to a different colour, it is recommended to first spray a layer of your desired paint, then hand paint the rest. Remember to spray UV-proof clear coats at the end. Feel free to use the renderings as an inspiration for your colour schemes!

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