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Naza led diffuser ideas needed

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by discv, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. discv

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    Putting together the bits for my F450 build- I'm stuck on this one.

    I want to try and duplicate the Naza led diffuser on the Phantom. I no longer have my Phantom and I don't recall how it was done.
    I've found this:
    http://photoshipone.com/shop/index.php? ... cts_id=412
    but with shipping to UK it works out a lot of money for a bit of plastic.

    I've raided the grand-kids toy box- but come up with nothing!

    Any ideas would be useful, thanks
     
  2. ElGuano

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    You can use any it of plastic. Buy a sheet of Lexan or plexiglas from Home Depot and sand it down. Or use plastic bauble/weight from an ikea picture frame. It will probably end up being more expensive than the things linked though.

    I personally dislike all diffusers. They are only useful up close, and diminish by 4-5x the visibility of the LED over distance. I removed my phantom diffuser and angled the led down, and it's visible for several hundred meters now and at more angles, as an intense pinprick of light.
     
  3. discv

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    Thanks Elguano. You have made me think it better to wait till my Naza arrives- to see if I need a diffuser.
     
  4. rilot

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    You won't need one. The LED on the Naza is super bright and you can see it from a long way away.
     
  5. DeweyAXD

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    Warning... blatent sales plug! :mrgreen:

    I designed this for the 450 (assuming you are using the v2 LED.... which is well worth while doing if not causes its dirt cheap).

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    Details here: http://www.shapeways.com/model/1529889/ ... pable.html

    The 450 version comes with a slide in panel that can be used for a Fibre Optic OSD but the thin white nylon works well as a diffuser. Most important thing is the 45 degree angle which really helps visibility at height (not easy to show it in a pic though).

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  6. discv

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    Dewey, I normally ignore the ads ;) , but this I quite like that. What does it weigh - and shipping UK ?
     
  7. OI Photography

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    GoPro lens ring: https://www.shapeways.com/model/1357381 ... terialId=6

    Mount for LED module: https://www.shapeways.com/model/1529889 ... terialId=6

    OT: I actually just pulled the diffuser off my old P1 shell to attach to the LED module on my Wookong/550. The problem I was having was the color blending...it can be very difficult to tell the purple (GPS mode) from the blue (Failsafe) depending on what angle I'm looking at the LED. I tested it with the Phantom's diffuser on it, and I can now clearly discern all colors from all angles. Not sure if I'd bother with it on the NAZA LED though.

    However, I would like to find a solution that doesn't reduce effective range of the LED so much (though it hasn't been an issue so far), so any suggestions regarding the OP's question would be welcome.