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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by D_Tshudy, May 23, 2014.

  1. D_Tshudy

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    My eyes aren't so great any more and I'm having a lot of trouble finding my white phantom in a blue or cloudy sky. Has anyone painted their phantom to make it more visible? I've seen the "tricked out" thread but I'm more interested in visibility than appearance. Fluorescent green or orange? Flat black maybe?
     
  2. michaeljp

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    I have the same problem as you mate. I painted my 2 forward prop guards dayglo orange and my 2 forward landing legs either side of the camera the same colour. It helps a bit.
     
  3. RedRyderMedia

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    I have the same problem trying to see mine. I was thinking of adding reflective Mylar streamers or something that would reflect light, but I'm concerned with them getting caught in the props. I have very good distance vision and I still have a difficult time seeing the Phantom.
     
  4. Phantom_Menace66

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    How about strobe / navigation lights like these:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXeSUep4kNg
     
  5. MikesTooLz

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    I think it may be an issue with the phantom being such a small size that it gets lost not the color. The farther away you got it becomes a tiny spec.
     
  6. RedRyderMedia

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    Yes, I saw these in another thread, but all the videos I've seen were either at night or were so close during the daytime I didn't need strobes to see the Phantom. If the strobes help me find the Phantom in the daylight when it is 500' or 1000' away, I would add these strobes to my Phantom. Thanks
     
  7. grahamsknight

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    bought small strobe bike light, and strapped to front leg, works a dream
     
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    That's a really good idea, and would also help locate it if it comes down.
    With any luck the lights would continue to work for many hours and do not depend on the phantom battery.
    In the dark you would see that from up to a mile away.
    I've just bought these - not here yet.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Front-Rea ... 0631583186
     
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    Yes but I like the idea of a completely independent coin battery powered one - which would operate even if the battery connection failed (a known if infrequent fault)
    For under $5/£5 and 10 seconds to fit a sensible thing to get and could have other uses.