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Airbrushed my P3S for the heck of it

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Donkeyfresco, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Donkeyfresco

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    I went out and pick up a set of prop guards yesterday. Once I got home I had the desire to make it her more visible while flying LOS. There's a few nicks and scrapes from 3 previous crashes (luckly none of them were above 6' of the ground) but I think she looks alright. Debating on making the body black and the legs bright orange any suggestions?
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    I didn't paint the retro rafique(lion king baboon) down there my chick is a wiz with a paint brush.
     

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  2. Donkeyfresco

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    *side note I weighed and balanced each painted component to within .02 of a gram
     
  3. angeloneemt

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    Did the paint interfere with GPS or wifi at all? I thought about painting mine but wasnt sure. Looks good btw!!!
     
  4. knipfer

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    Looks awesome, love the multicolor. I feel like going black would attract way too much heat.


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  5. Donkeyfresco

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    Aloha e komo mai. I used an actual airbrush not a can of spray paint, so the layer on there is very thin. I didn't have any negative results from painting the guards or props. I got really lucky and only had to wash and repaint one prop when I over sprayed a bit. I haven't painted the airframe yet mainly because I don't know for a fact that it won't interfere. I really don't want to have a cool looking drone that flys no better than a hammer. Once I do a bit of more research on the gps, and controller signals I may commit and spray her up. She is WAY more visible even at the 400' mark. Orientation is much more intuitive as well. Mahalo for the replies everyone
     
  6. Donkeyfresco

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    * However, the P3S is noticably less responsive and slower in general with the added guards painted or not
     
  7. Donkeyfresco

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    I thought about the same thing, but the 3DR Solo is black and I haven't really heard of any over heating issues with the craft. The air flow from the props should be sufficeint yeah?
     
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    I added color to mine to increase visibility by using RIT dye. I made the back prop guards black and did 2 sets of props....4 in yellow and 4 in black.
     
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  9. Donkeyfresco

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    I seriously didn't think about using dye. My gf is away with family, so I only had my dumb brain to work with lol. The body and legs will be dyed in the very near future. Handy piece of info^^^^
     
  10. ccbdav

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    I don't think that's the kind of "heat" to which he was referring. Lol
     
  11. knipfer

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    Yeah, I was thinking more of the sun toasting it during flight, lol.


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  12. Donkeyfresco

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    I understand. That is what I was referring to as well. While the quad is in flight it is passing a substantial amount of air across the surface of the airframe. While in a controlled hover obviously less than while in motion. I'm going to use a non-contact thermometer to check the surface temp of the quad after my next flight, and I'll do another reading after I dye and fly. That should give us an idea if it'll have over heating issues.
     
  13. ccbdav

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    My mistake. I thought the original comment was about people freaking out if the quad was painted black. Even though it obviously makes it more visible, it might look a little more menacing to idiots than the innocuous white of the Phantom.
     
  14. knipfer

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    Let us see some pictures when finished!


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