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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Galen Tillery, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Galen Tillery

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    Got a good one for you... I, along with 12% of all males have some degree of color blindness.
    Mine is generically called red-green color deficiency: the most common.
    Here is an example... When upgrading code on a P3, the LED indicator shows either RED or GREEN depending on the success of the action.
    In my case, such a small light is very hard to tell if it is RED or GREEN. I think I know which color is showing but I seriously have to ask my wife to validate. What I wish DJI would do is to do variate between red/green and maybe BLUE and GREEN.
    Or, they could flash sequences of one flash for 'good' and three flashes for 'bad'.
    I know this seems trivial to most of you but this might prevent 12% of us from a dangerous situation.
    The FAA takes this seriously in that I had to prove I could differentiate signal light colors to the airport tower during my private pilot night check ride (and no, it's not between red and green).
    Thanks, this is a great forum!
     
  2. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    I know some really good suggestions and workarounds were brought up in the p2v or p2v+ threads a year or 2 ago.
    If you can find them I know it would help you a lot.
     
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  5. Galen Tillery

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    Mal, these posts are great. They completely show the issues I am dealing with.
    I'll keep watching for other options.
     
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    No problem. I'm sure there are loads more on other forums. Just Google "Dji Phantom 2 color blind" and I'm sure you'll find heaps more. I say phantom 2 as there will be many more threads and they would be the exact same as the p3.
     
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    Red-green deficient here, checking in. When I moved from MI to CA I got dropped from the gifted and talented classes because I couldn't distinguish colored patterns on the test.

    Anyways, because it is an x linked gene, prevalence is much higher in males therefore I expect disproportionately higher in the RC industry.
     
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