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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Davehecht, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Davehecht

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    Anyone use these?
    http://uavbits.weebly.com

    If so, do they effect flight like prop guards? I like the idea but not sure about the extra weight.

    Thoughts???
    Dave
     
  2. morph000

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    Orstralia is our norf island !
    Actually, I see it as somewhat primitive. Aerodynamically crude.
    Its objective is to offer camera protection without adding to weight or impacting on aerodynamics.
    My solution is simplicity itself.
    Nylon fishing line in a lattice woven across the horizontal struts, 6 or so passes is sufficient. Provides excellent protection by virtue of the line breaking strain, almost invisible to the eye, no weight (< 5g) or aerodynamic restriction, cost around 10 cents.
    KISS principle :mrgreen:
     
  3. knuckles

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    I've hand caught my phantom every flight but my first. I got extended landing gear with the idea of giving better ground clearance for the camera. I never used it though since I never land on the ground.
    I don't remember seeing a post before about any flight performance with that protector attached.
     
  4. Idbird

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    :D I like the camera guard, it's functional and does not effect aerodynamics. It never is seen in pictures, and supports the camera and gimbal in transport and storage. Not knocking the fishing line, but before I got the real deal, a thin plastic ruler cut to size also works for those DIY people! ;)