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How to avoid propeller shadows!

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by FearOfTheDark, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. FearOfTheDark

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    Hi,

    I just designed this petallens for the Phantom 2+ and it removes any shadows from your propellers! It is a Canon design ;)

    This petallens is designed just for video, but if you are in to photograpy - you could easily trim it down 1 - 2 mm with a scissor.

    It is a lightweight thing and easy to break. It weights around 1.4 gr. So get one for spare!

    http://shpws.me/v99W

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    Regards, Joakim
     
  2. cougar

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    Very nice, now all I need is a printer :)
     
  3. Channel70Productions

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    I ordered one awhile back and am still waiting for delivery. They must make them one at a time after receipt of order and payment. If I'd known they break easily, I would have ordered two.
     
  4. srandall25

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    I ordered mine on July 9th and the site says estimated ship date is 21 July... Kinda a long wait if you ask me..
     
  5. DKDarkness

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    Yes, 3D printers ship faster! 8 days from US to Europe, 5 days for danish customs to f*** up the shipment. From there on, the wait is 2-4 hours depending on desired resolution :) it's almost instant gratification :)
     
  6. Phantom_Menace66

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    Can cut one out yourself and hold it on with a rubber band.....
     
  7. srandall25

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    I received mine today and it is a very loose fit. It slips right off the camera...
     
  8. Double-D

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    Well that sux. I was seriously going to buy one. It's been a pain of late as here in AUS the sun is so low atm.
    Think I'll have to DIY, unless you know of any others?
     
  9. Channel70Productions

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    We gave up on waiting for it to be shipped and cancelled the order.
     
  10. jonboy73

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    reading the blurb it advises... "The lens is a little bit larger then the lens on the phantom. You may add a piece of officetape on the camera so that it get's that snug fit."
     
  11. srandall25

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    Ah. and here I thought it was designed for the Vision+. Oh well.
     
  12. Phantom_Menace66

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    Personally, I find the best way to avoid prop shadows is to fly at night... lol
     
  13. samd012

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    What is the weight? does it affect the gimbal operation?
     
  14. ZonComGMZ

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    I have one and it is very light. It doesn't affect the gimbal operation at all. You can wrap a little bit of black electrical tape around the P2V+ camera and trim to size then when you put on the lens hood it will fit snug.
     
  15. samd012

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    So how do you get one??
     
  16. jonboy73

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    :? er, by clicking the link in the original post?

    here it is again for you: http://shpws.me/v99W
     
  17. parbar

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    I put a 1/2 inch piece of electrical tape over the lens and it works fine.
     
  18. EyesofCanadaGoose

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    3D printing is nice and sure looks super professional. Electric tape is as cheap as it gets, but I' worry about adhesive residue and it might come off during a flight when you rely on "hood" working. Here is poor man's hood. Components: piece of bendable black matte plastic (old notebook cover or something similar), self-adhesive foam ~2mm thick (dollar store - crafts section), piece of rubber band (postman drops it around the house once in a while :)).

    I cut the plastic to mimic the hood and to go around the lens. Approx length is 3" (75mm). Applied self-adhesive foam on inside of the hood to add extra friction and padding. Wrapped the hood around lens cover to shape it properly and wrapped elastic band on it. I happened to have matching colours of foam and elastic band. Nice touch. :))
     

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  19. FearOfTheDark

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    Update!

    I have done some corrections to the petal lens and it should be tighter now. I just received a sample for my self and the Petal lens looks great, a perfect mate black finish that reduces the lensflares and shadows. It is more tight now, but i dont wont to make it smaller, just add a small piece of office tape or a rubberband to secure it.

    Btw, Looks ten times more professionell then the DYI above ;)

    Joakim
     
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    Any chance that you would share the file, like that generous guy who made the gimbal lock?