Well, i'm flip flopping, but I'm back to believing the LEDs are inconsistent.
Check out this picture, it plainly shows some leds are brighter and some are barely lit. This is what I got when i put a diode in series with the common source voltage. I don't quite understand it, it seems almost impossible, but two of my planes are ENTIRELY made of LEDs which are blue dim. they were packed in a bag, loose, i took them out and bent them and threw them one by one into a box, still loose. It seems almost impossible. This is what made me think the plane it self may be at fault, like an earth leak in the plane. But sure enough, i swapped a dim one for a bright one in the plane beside it, and sure enough the dim LED remained dim and the bright one remained bright. The top right corner is where I swapped the LEDs, you can see it. This made me suspect my soldering technique, maybe I was over heating the LEDs at one point, or someting, but sure enough, all my spare LEDs which have not been bent or toutched a soldering iron give similarly varied readings. When i juice them up I get currents anything between 2.6mA to 7mA.. i'm confused, i thought these were "constant current" drivers. I'm going to have to find some forums to hit, i'm a bit stumped.