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Anyone tried this hood?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Dounin Front, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Dounin Front

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    What about these robust and cheap and LIGHTWEIGHT - it does the job! they're angled to shade your faces reflection as well as the sun so work better IMO .... ... - AMAZON

    I use them I have both colors (Black and White) The new Shade... - Aerial-Image
     
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    I want one that looks like the scope that Spock is always looking into on his console.
     
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    I like the one a forum friend built, out of an empty Mike's Hard Lemonade box... It's very refreshing. Fits great, looks delicious, and yes, low on calories... Hahaha

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    Looks like they sold out of them. I am thinking about something with a longer hood (more shade without too much weight)
     
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    Yes it looks good - longer shade than most.
    But I was unable to find pricing, ordering or specs info on their website.
     
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    I see from your edit they are available from Amazon. I may try a black one. Very reasonably priced.
    I just ordered one from Amazon.
    Thanks!
     
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    Coincidently, he called me just now, free time and wants to go flying this afternoon... If he has his "range hood" available, I will get some pics of his creation and post them, for your approval later on. ;-)

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    Indeed you do. I have a parrot bebop 2 and used to have a skycontroller that came with a hood like that:
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    Ive since sold the skycontroller (I am using a wifi repeater and game controller to get similar range and controlability while being much smaller). I really wish I had "forgotten" to include the hood. It looked stupid, especially for a quad as small as the bebop, but it worked fantastic.
     
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    While I agree both of these appear pretty awesome, they are also very pricy. I actually had the Hoodman in my checkout cart for some time while waiting for them to come off backorder. While waiting I read some reviews saying it was overly difficult to install. I'm sure the Hoodman provides viewing second only to VR goggles, but with the ability to just look up to see your drone.

    As for "the best sunshade out there" it looks very well made, but doesn't provide any additional shade area over the one I have now.
    I ordered the inexpensive one from UK on Amazon that SimonH78 recommended: https://www.amazon.com/Controller-T...=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01FSIWYAW
    Although they don't mention its dimensions, it appears to provide more shade.
    We'll see.
     
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    Make sure you let us know how you make out once you get it. I will say that I have my doubts it will work very well...or even at all.
    One thing I learned from my journey with various sunshades is that as much glare as you get from the sun directly you also get as much reflecting off everything else around you, including your body. I dont see how a shade with a wide open side such as the one you posted will do any good.
    Probably a good idea to pair the shade you ordered with a matte anti glare screen protector for your tablet.

    Wishing you luck and let us know how it turns out.
     
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    Problem with all normal shades is that they dont block the light from behind you. What will work, if you dont mind looking silly, is a blanket :).
     
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    You are definitely right about the additional light surrounding you. The reflections below you also cause your iris to change making it hard to clearly see your display. You also can't change direction or hide in the shade without affecting your signal. It's a dilemma alright.
    I'll report on the one I ordered from across the pond.
     
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    Total junk. I bought one not knowing. It does not let the tablet holder secure the tablet very well at all. The cut outs are to narrow. The suction cups are wierd. Also it provides zero glare reduction, as it just goes straight up on the sides, so it is either reflecting the sun or your face, the official DJI one is just as bad.
    I tried to give it to a flying buddy, but he got the same impression. So now it is in the landfill.
     
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    For $100, I'd start getting creative with cardboard.
     
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    You have to make sure you position the holder for the iPad all the way back flat, I'll add a pic of it flat it does have a long hood portion to help hide your face reflection from the screen which is the best part especially if your also wearing light colored baseball caps or have grey hair like me!! Yes it is wide but you do need to touch the screen sometimes and it dosnt restrict you at all, but this does shade the reflection from your face. Its angled hood is far better than the DJI square hoods. IMO :) , which is the big problem with the others i have tried.
    As for building its just quickly fold and stick the velcro for the sides to hold in place the TX holder does all the holding in place...simple. - LINK

    This is it folded flat... with my iPad Mini for size.

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    Hi Everyone,

    This is Stacy from AerialDroneAccessories.com the maker of the Master Series sunshade. I want you to know a couple of things about myself, the build and the pricing. First this is a one man operation. Each Master Series Sunshade is hand crafted. They are CNC'd out of solid pieces of plastic and then assembled by hand. Each one takes about 5 hours to complete from start to finish. They each come with a 14-day no questions asked money back guarantee and 6-month repair or replace warranty. The price of our sunshades comes mostly from labor. All orders are manufactured per order and we are currently at three weeks before shipping.

    I have been flying professionally for over 5-years and developed my sunshades out of a need for a sunshade that would hold up to the demands of a professional production environment. One that had to perform when the DP was looking over my shoulder. It had to assemble in seconds, be rigid, collapsible and extremely secure. This is something that the inexpensive foldable plastic ones were not offering.

    The Master Series Line of sunshades is made for the pilot. Lining up with the FAA's rule for line of sight. It's made for reference for the pilot. Quick glances down for reference to position and camera angle. If your head is down in a hole you are flying FPV and not line of site. If you are a camera op then having your head down in a hole or (a blanket over your head) is fine, you are also flying a system with two controllers with a pilot and camera Op like the Inspire 1 two controller setup.

    There have been some question about assembly so I'm putting up a couple of videos for you. The first one is my release to pre purchasers of the Master Series Line up. Most of what is in this video remains however we did redo the IndustrialROTOR Mounting system to version 2.0. We did away with the GoPro Style mount and went with a rosette style mount. We also went to a 90% hardware based assemble where most pieces are screwed together instead of being plastic welded. We show the new mounting system in video number 2 below. If you have any questions feel free to PM me or visit www.aerialdroneaccessories.com and contact me that way either by phone or email.

    Release and Assembly Video



    Industrial Rotor Mount 2.0
     
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    Hi Dounin,

    This is Stacy from AerialDroneAccessories.com the maker of the Master Series Sunshade. Thanks for starting this thread. I placed in the thread a response, answering questions you had also talking explaining the cost. If you have any questions feel free to PM me.

    Sincerely,
    Stacy Cobb
    AerialDroneAccessories.com
    (205) 515-4593
     
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