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Look-down shroud?

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by bjp, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. bjp

    bjp

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    I have a P3 and FPV is pretty cool...when I can see the screen. Even after putting on a homemade shroud, it's still really hard to see the screen. I feel like it should work really well to make a chest mount for my tablet/phone that faces it straight up, then put a shroud all the way around the tablet/phone with just an eye slot at the top. That way, I can look down into the shroud and almost completely seal off any light from getting in -- that should eliminate almost all the glare. But I can also be quickly heads-up for keeping visual line of sight.

    I feel like this should already exist, and indeed I think I remember seeing something like it on an Adam & Jamie (Mythbusters) video but I can't remember where for sure. Has anyone done this? Are there any commercial versions available? If so, what is the idea and/or specific model named (so I can effectively search for it)?

    Thanks!
     
  2. John1

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    I have the same problem. Can't see what is on screen. Help.
     
  3. bjp

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    I unfortunately never found anything like this, and I think the thing I was thinking of from Adam Savage was a fancy camera viewfinder mounted on his chest. Instead, I've been putting a towel over my head and the controller to eliminate glare and that seems to work pretty well. It would be nicer to have a smaller look-up time for all angles, but the towel is good enough for me for now.