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How would you customize your copter?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Piper, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Piper

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    Hey all,

    I've been looking around at some different websites that sell skins for the phantom vision 2 plus. The problem is, they're all kind of boring and I don't really want to stick a giant sticker to my copter. What do you all think? If you could completely custom design your quadcopter shell, what would it look like? I am trying to think of a design that would look cool with it. Thanks for your opinions :)

    Piper
     
  2. svinkatnad

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    I decided to paint mine because I don't like the skins that you mention. For me, it was more about visibility rather than "style" but I want my drone to look cool too ;) So I decided to paint it in black with red stripes only in the front to know where I'm turning the camera when flying. And I made a tutorial on how to do it. If you want to give it a try, here are my videos.

    DJI Phantom Paintjob Part 1 - Disassemble --> http://youtu.be/6Fyo2GAeU2w
    DJI Phantom Paintjob Part 2 - Paint ----------> http://youtu.be/2thBdN6kmgI
    DJI Phantom Paintjob Part 3 - Reassemble --> http://youtu.be/5hnerDEXIUk
     
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    I would make my battery behave in a consistent, safe manner... I know... I know... pie in the sky... :D
     
  5. E_T

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    I've been wondering about this, too. Most of the large stickers/skins I've seen are pretty ugly.
     
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    I didn't buy my P2 because of what it looks like; I bought it because of its capabilities for aerial video. I really don't give two hoots what it looks like - once it's 200' up in the air and a quarter of a mile away it's just a dot in the sky anyway.
     
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    Well, it took me a while but I finally got the courage (and idea) together to do it! I've been watching "Black Sails" lately so I had to go with a pirate theme.

    Hand-painted using enamel model paints, sealed with UV-resistant automotive clear coat. Only took me about 3 days to paint. If you like it, let me know! I'm selling this shell on ebay because I already have my idea for the next one :)

    If you have an idea for your copter but not the time/know-how to do it, tell me your idea. I'll let you know if it is something I can pull off or not. I had fun with this one!
     
  8. Jacob

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    I got mine hydrodipped.
     

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    I would get DJI to test the firmware. It's pretty clear they haven't done this properly for some time :eek:
     
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    Steer clear of Slickwraps, skin did not come close to fitting on phantom or controller without a lot of cutting, customer service is completely non existent and of no help, they Do Not offer refunds if you have tried to put skin on, but did offer replacement.
     
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    Jacob, that hydrodipping looks pretty good - can you tell me more about how you did it, or what type of shop does such work?
     
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    Jacob, that hydrodipping looks pretty good - can you tell me more about how you did it, or what type of shop does such work?
     
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    You can get a home kit and do it yourself . Been dipping everything I can dip in my house for practice . It is not just get the kit and dip water has to be right temp. Have to use the perfect amount of activator got to go in on a good angle . I'm waiting for more film now going to do the bird next . Go to YouTube watch some vids if it's to much Google hydro graphics in your Area see if anybody's doing it .
     
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    I would really like a custom wrap showing my business name or logo.
     
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    Since my P3P makes me feel like Superman... ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1442255092.029010.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1442255107.818882.jpg
     
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    A led superbright flashlight