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Hood for Nexus 7

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GadgetRick, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. GadgetRick

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    Anyone out there using a Nexus 7 for FPV? I've got a Vision 2+ and recently purchased a Nexus 7 for this. I need a hood for it badly, however, as it's VERY difficult to see in bright sunlight.

    Thanks.
     
  2. johnie

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    I had the same problem with a Nexus 7. hard to find anything anywhere. I found one of those canvas types that fold up and fit together with Velcro strips fitted fine. Unfortunately I also found that in the field I needed three pairs of hands and a knee to put in on successfully. It worked but was a pain.

    I gave up in the end and went to Staples Office Supplies (in UK, I’m sure you’ll have similar) I took a paper template drawn around the Nexus 7 and tried a few bins and boxes until I found one just the right size the template would fit just right. I got a “Index Card” box.

    Then I cut the end off, angling the sides etc so it looks like a normal sun shade.

    Works great.

    I can’t remember the exact model of “card Index” box off hand, I’ll have the receipt somewhere if you have a Staples. I’m sure you’ll find a suitable box to “modify” easy enough though.
     
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    B&H Photo has a good selection of monitor hoods. I like the full rectangular hoods. They give the most shade. Use a stylus for your touch screen.
     
  5. Happyflyer

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    Without any doubt that big bright thing in the sky sure can cause problems with FPV. Even with shades the light behind you still causes problems. One long cardboard tube I made for my small phone worked well because you could look into it and block most of that background light. Had a flap in the bottom to make adjustments. But now with my Hisense tablet, nothing seems to really do a good job. Fly very early or very late and that fire ball in the sky problem is so much less.
     
  6. GadgetRick

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    Thanks for the replies! I didn't realize they were here as I never got notifications anyone replied (I turned it on).

    I appreciate the suggestions.

    P.S. Johnnie, I'm here in the US. :)
     
  7. Clipper707

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    I'm using a Nexus 7 (1st Gen) and having difficulty seeing the screen in sunlight. I'm fixing this issue with
    1. Matte finish screen protector (anti-glare and anti-smudge) about $4 on ebay
    2. Sunscreen hood and velcro, about $10 on ebay

    Should have it all together and tested in a day or two. I'll let you know it it works.