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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Mori55, May 7, 2014.

  1. Mori55

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    Never thought I'd want one. But I fly off of grass an noticed gimbal errors, I'm like WTF now ! Here its the gimbal just touching the grass ! Just picked it and alls fine. I wasn't even high grass , at local baseball field.
     
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    Not a bad idea. I have experienced the same error from grass just touching the gimble. I suppose just a piece of plywood, maybe 2' x 2' would work. I sometimes use my case to take off and land on, but the other day I missed due to wind and nicked the side of it and broke a prop. Something flatter would work great, maybe paint it up with a circle on it or something. But, I hate to have to carry something else into the field with me...
     
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    I started using a mirror and I love it... nice flat surface and it allows me to see the light sequence on bright days much better...

    http://youtu.be/8KOw7Llh0fU

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KOw7Llh0fU[/youtube]
     
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    HA! I like that, Big Chuck! I would prefer something reflective that wouldn't break, but you've got my juices flowing! :D
     
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    I have a Atlantic city highway sign about 2' round. My neighbor is a vinyl sign car guy. I think I'll see if he has something I can use and will reflect the lights.
    Signs aluminum.
     
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    I have had no gimbal issues, but from what I am reading it is very sensitive to any external force or resistance. I am going to order one of this (the one with the Mirror rings so I can see the lights). A little pricy but no so much compared to the Vision+...lol.

    http://www.uavstickers.com/helipad.php
     
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    I have just ordered these, I thought 4 of them joined with duct tape on the underside, will fold down to one A5 size to go in the case

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003 ... UTF8&psc=1
     
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    The Home Depot sells large pieces of mirrored plexiglass as well... less likely to break I suppose... but that mirror I'm using is a thick public bathroom mirror... I'd really have to come crashing down on that sucker to break it :twisted:
     
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    video title is hysterical

    :lol:

    cool shot too
     
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    Its a good view that one, much better than the run of the mill stuff !

    :D
     
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    Here's my pad. Found this years ago on the expressway laying on the road. With the reflectors on it , works great !
     

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    el cheapo, there is also foil backed insulation (like Tuff-R) and contractors throw out all the small pieces.
    It comes in various thickness. It can be also used as additional padding, and staked down with 2 tent stakes.

    EDIT: This is not a good idea at all, as it can crumble and parts can get into everywhere.
     
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    Yeah but that stuff can get nasty , insulation kinda comes off. The sign is aluminum and won't blow away.
     
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    Thanks Mori55. You are correct, I have edited it above.