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Myanmar, Vietnam and Lens Removal

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Scott Gibb, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Scott Gibb

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    Happy New Year everyone.

    I'm visiting Myanmar and Vietnam in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone has experi nice with flying a UAS in those countries.

    Also, recently upgraded to a P3 professional and wanted to try out the difference screw on lens filters but for the life of me I can't get the lens cap off. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  2. rowdyjim

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    I found having the phantom upside-down gave me better access to the lens. Initially i used a rubber band to help grip the lens and used a gentle twist. It seems like the more pressure you use the harder it is to unscrew. Everytime after i dont need the band. Hope that helps.

    As for the flying zones hopefully someone else can help out there.
     
  3. jingthing

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    There have been tourists flying phantoms in myanmar even above yangon, i just asked a couple of native friends if there are any regulations and they doubt its been talked about, they also doubt any of its citizens own one, they could be wrong, best just go and do it, wonderful country and people,
    I have traveled all of myanmar and have crossed a few land borders north and south from thailand but never with any type of personal aircraft,
    What i can tell you is the situation in the north and shan states is unpredictable, some areas would require you to register or even have a plan, at times these same areas would be no go for foriegners full stop,
    I have many burmese friends, things were arranged for me, fishing is one past time i enjoy,
    Really cant say i found it in anyway relaxing casting a fly along with military standing around complete with guns,
    Shame thailand is not on your list, no restrictions till now apart from any royal residence and military bases,
    Temples are fair game i am told,
    Vietnam and drones, i have no idea.
     
  4. Reed L

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    I ended up using a pair of rounded channel locks for pipes. Plyers will work just be sure to gently apply just the needed pressure while keeping the jaws tight and over the edge of the rim for full support. Just get it to move and then hand unscrew and hand tighten from now on.
     
  5. msinger

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    For anyone else that wants to attempt this, you should be aware that the UAV filter is very fragile. Too much pressure will most likely break the glass or bend the flimsy exterior of the filter.
     
  6. tobeallque

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    Try putting on latex gloves and unscrew using little pressure. This method worked for me.
     
  7. rickeyfitts

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    First time off, I wrapped a large zip-tie around the lense and twisted it off with no trouble. Since then I also found that a gentle twist with two fingers gets it off easily - twisting hard binds up the threads and it won't budge. BTW, I use the Taco-RC ND filters - outstanding.
     
  8. mikeboz

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    There are regulations in Vietnam requiring documentation in advance. The forms one page back and front and very detailed. It also has a timeframe for the approval cycle but I can't remember it off the top of my head. I believe they stated 1-2 weeks. Not sure whether they ever approve any or not.
     
  9. jingthing

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    interesting to know, but not surprising after reading other peoples endeavors to use sailing boats in vietnams waters,
    Have your flown your phantom in other asian countries?
     
  10. spaceweasel

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    I was in Vietnam, but when I was there, the only things flying were bullets.
     
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    And Huey's
     
  12. grant575

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    I had huge problems getting mine off until I tried a small sized cable tie, fit it around the end of the lenses and tighten it then pull the tie anti clockwise gently. Came off first time very easily for me.


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  13. sevy15

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    Use the motor clamp tool what comes with bird it fits round lens and grips perfectly comes off easy then, not sure they always supplied them


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    I tried this and the plastic tool simply snapped. I wouldn't call it a perfect fit.
     
  15. Hendo

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    I had same issue trying to remove stock sense to fit a DJI ND filter. The cable tie method worked well. As mentioned, the smallest amount of pressure on the thread will bind it up. It needs gentle even pressure around the entire circumference of the lens to unscrew.
     
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    Best method I have found is to use a rubber band around the lens. Be sure you are putting pressure on the front edge of the lens not over the body of it. UAV bits makes a lens wrench if you are still having trouble.
     
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    Vietnam is a republic country so they are very strict. The views are excellent but you must careful with the polices. They don't talk law lol. So better treat them with respect and nicely when you pump into them. However, you can apply the form to request flight authorization.

    Here's the form:

    CỘNG HÒA XÃ HỘI CHỦ NGHĨA VIỆT NAM
    Độc lập – Tự do – Hạnh phúc
    SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
    Independence – Freedom – Happiness
    —————


    ĐƠN ĐỀ NGHỊ CẤP PHÉP BAY​


    APPLICATION FORM FOR REQUEST OF FLIGHT AUTHORIZATION​



    Kính gửi/To: ………….………………​



    Căn cứ Nghị định số 36/2008/NĐ-CP ngày 28 tháng 3 năm 2008 của Chính phủ về quản lý tàu bay không người lái và các phương tiện bay siêu nhẹ, Nghị định số XX/2011/NĐ-CP ngày DD/MM/2011 của Chính phủ sửa đổi, bổ sung một số điều của Nghị định số 36/2008/NĐ-CP/Pursuant to Decree No.36/2008/NĐ-CP dated 28 March 2008 of the Government on the management of unmanned aircraft and ultra light Instrument, Decree No.XX/2011/NĐ-CP dated DD/MM/2011 of the Government on Revision and Supplement of Decree No.36/2008/NĐ-CP.



    1. Tổ chức, cá nhân đề nghị cấp phép bay/Applicant


    - Tên/Full name:


    - Địa chỉ/Address:


    - Quốc tịch/Nationality:


    - Điện thoại, fax/Phone, fax:


    Đề nghị Cục Tác chiến cấp phép hoạt động bay cho loại phương tiện bay sau đây/Request Department of Operations issue flight authorization for the aircraft or ultra light Instrument below:



    2. Phương tiện bay/Aircrafts or ultra light Instrument:


    - Loại phương tiện bay, tên gọi/Type of aircraft or ultra light Instrument, call sign:


    - Nhà sản xuất/Manufacturer:


    - Số xuất xưởng/Manufacturer’s Serial Number: ……


    - Trọng lượng cất cánh tối đa/Aircraft maximum take – off weight (MTOW): ……


    - Năm sản xuất/Year of Delivery from the Manufacturer: ……


    - Số lượng và kiểu loại động cơ/Number and Designation of Engines: ……


    - Dấu hiệu đăng ký (nếu có)/Registration Mark (if possible): ……


    - Trang thiết bị thông tin hàng không, thiết bị dẫn đường, giám sát bay, thiết bị chụp ảnh/Avionics Equipment, type of communication, Navigation, Surveillance and camera: ……


    - Thuyết minh tính năng kỹ thuật hàng không, kích thước (rộng, dài, cao), độ cao bay tối đa, tốc độ bay tối đa, bán kính hoạt động, phương pháp điều khiển bay, thời gian hoạt động trên không, khả năng mang, treo/Performance specification, Dimension (width, length, height), Service Ceiling, Max Cruising Speed, Range with Max Fuel (no reserve), Way of Control, Enduration of Flight: ……


    - Các thông tin và tính năng kỹ thuật khác, trang bị khác/Additional Informations, Performance specification and Equipments: ……



    3. Mục đích thực hiện bay/Purpose of flight: Cá nhân (chụp cảnh lưu giữ làm kỉ niệm)



    4. Kích thước khu vực vùng trời tổ chức bay/Dimension of Airspace’s Area for Flights:



    5. Số ngày và thời gian tổ chức bay/Dates and Times for Day requested: ……



    6. Sân bay (hoặc tên khu vực mặt đất, mặt nước) bảo đảm cho việc cất cánh, hạ cánh của tàu bay, phương tiện bay/Location or Name of Area of Land/Water for Take Off/Landing: ……



    7. Sơ đồ bay/Flight Chart: ……



    8. Tài liệu gửi kèm theo đơn/The below reference documents are attached:


    - Ảnh chụp tàu bay, phương tiện bay (kích thước tối thiểu 18 x 24 cm)/Photo of Aircraft (dimension 18x24cm).


    - Bản thuyết minh kỹ thuật hàng không/Performance specifications.



    Chúng tôi (Tôi) cam kết thực hiện đúng các quy định của phép bay, các quy định về bay, quản lý – điều hành bay trong vùng trời Việt Nam và các quy định pháp luật khác có liên quan của Việt Nam/We (I) undertake to realize all Terms in the Flight Authorization, Rules the Air and Air Trafic Management in Vietnamese Airspace and other stipulations of Vietnam.


    Tôi cam đoan các thông tin trong đơn là hoàn toàn chính xác và chịu trách nhiệm về tính chính xác, đầy đủ của các thông tin/I certify that all of the information above and attached to this request is true, correct and complete.




    Ngày/Date tháng/Month năm/Year
​


    Người làm đơn/Applicant







    (Ký tên, đóng dấu/Signature and stamp)​

    ____________________________
    Sent it to the local police and I think you'll be fine.