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Full Carbon Fiber DJI Phantom 3?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Alan Kipping-Ruane, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Alan Kipping-Ruane

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    I was perusing Amazon and this came up - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010W7Q0PY/ - Looks fake, but would anyone actually purchase this if it was a limited edition?

    No I am not the seller nor am I trying to help promote this is anyway. Just saw it and was curious.
     
  2. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    I think the clue is in the included items ....

    1x Carbon Fiber color Phantom 3
     
  3. blade strike

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    Yeah, It's either hydro dipped or vinyl wrap
     
  4. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    But I'll say it again as I did on another thread a day or two ago. If someone were to manufacturer a carbon fibre shell .... I'd open my wallett and bend myself over! One can but wish a CF shell will appear one day ....
     
  5. blade strike

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    IMHO it would get too hot.. Even with these darker color dips I would be concerned. The p3 already runs warm.
     
  6. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    I dig what you say Blade ..... but it rarely gets above zero here in the UK :p
     
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    Well then you should be ok:)
     
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    I have a large glider that the fuselage is made of carbon fiber, I have to make sure my antenna is out side the fuselage or I don't get a signal. Enclosure looks cool but not good for signals. jmo
     
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    Not just your opinion, fact. Carbon fiber will block or attenuate RF. Better off having one dipped. Otherwise you need to get your antennas outside and slightly away from the CF and the GPS antenna/module as well.
     
  10. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    Ah OK. Good to know. Thanks