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  1. Stokes

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    Does anyone use one of these? I bought my P4 about 3 weeks ago and yesterday was the first time dust on the prop and body.




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  2. Fitcherama

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    Personally I'd feel a bit silly getting one of these out if anyone was about - a bit geeky? I just lay my 5 year old son on the ground and take off/land on him to keep my P4 clean


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  3. Cale262

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    I could see it being useful in the desert or anywhere else where you would get a lot of take off dust but only if it was priced right and easily available...I certainly would go very far out of my way to get one.
     
  4. Jack1926

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    LOL... Great Sense of Humor!!!
     
  5. martybabe

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    Excellent, it's character building for them. I tried using the Bride for cold calibrating the IMU but she keeps escaping from the Fridge. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Stokes

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    Haha, that's why I put this out there. I think I would feel a bit silly with it as well and I just checked...they're $130. I'll pass.


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  7. Cale262

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    Only $130... I wonder if they sell many, that's a little spendy unless there's more to than meets the eye.
     
  8. Fitcherama

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  9. r62ewa

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    There's no need for expensive gimmicks. My first flight was in the snow and I put down a piece of board to take off from. I'm sure you have an old coat, shirt, towel or anything other than a $130 piece of cloth. We all get focused on the gimmick products at times (me included) just think outside the box and save some money.
     
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  10. Aramis

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    The P4 box is a perfect launch pad (especially on high grass)
     
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  11. Zeprider

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  12. peterepeat69

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    I guess it would stop dirt and dust getting onto the camera lens, not a bad idea actually


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  13. Mikebike

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    It could look geeky I guess but...putting a $500 camera 2" from the ground or asphalt, then taking a leaf blower to remove the loose grit and debris from around it would be dumb. That's essentially what you do when taking off without a clean pad. I look at the drone cameras the same as my dslr, which I'd hate to blow dirt on 2-3 times a day.
    Mine was cut from countertop material, free leftovers.
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  14. Phantom-Four

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    Fair point @Mikebike
    I tend to hand launch catch so didn't really think about that.
    Besides, I am geeky so I wouldn't care :)
     
  15. Mikebike

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    Thanks.
    I catch 99.9% of the time as well but I'm still launching from deck.:)
     
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  16. r62ewa

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    I've only hand caught since I've owned my Phantom (3 weeks) as we still have snow but I think I'll always hand catch. I want to practice hand launching as well as I may want to use it from my boat.
     
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  17. Dacon Productions

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    I just lay my 5 year old son on the ground and take off/land on him to keep my P4 clean.
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    I thought GF are for that?
     
  18. dsd317

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    Here ya go! Just $7 and folds up nicely into it's own bag with fits nicely into my backpack.
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  19. BigAl07

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    Great idea :)
    Where do you get that from?

    Have you added any weight to it to aid in keeping it on the ground?
     
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    May as well use a Sharpie and put an "H" in the middle!!!