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Paint propellers?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by kjar211, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. kjar211

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    Hi everyone if I'm getting those lines in my video from the suns reflection off my props, should I spray them black and re balance. I just bought these from dji and balanced them but lines are annoying.
     
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    Not sure if that would help but I would dye them before painting them .
     
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    A better idea might be adding some kind of a lens hood to block sun reflected off the props.
     
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    What he said or if you really want to color your props dyeing them is the simplest. Search the forum for it, there are many, many threads on it.
     
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    Look in the search in my signature and type in the middle ..suns reflection off my props..and you will see more threads on this
    than you want to read :)
     
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    There are many threads here on this issue if is what we think it is (no video from OP).
    Here is a search link to the threads here - Search Results for Query: sun banding | DJI Phantom Forum
    This is a known issue if he is describing the banding that appears from the sun. A lens hood fixes the problem by shading the lens.

    This guy explains why it happens...



    This is what it can look like...



    There are also many DIY hood videos. Just be sure to balance your gimbal when done so you don't cause undo stress on the gimbal motors.
     
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    Hello. It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Phantom Pilots forum. I hope that you will take advantage of the benefits that come with membership and that you will be able to use the forum for the exchange of innovative ideas and as a resource for current developments in Phantom quadcopter’s.

    Any chance you have some video of your issue you could share?
     
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    Sweet! sun banding 'been wondering WTF this was...
     
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    I had a slight flicker not as much as the video posted above. Very cool diy to make the hood. Thanks for the help
     
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    Could you try to sand them with reallllllllly fine sandpaper to get the shine off, then re-balance?
     
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    Wouldn't advise it... might increase the turbulence of the air flow around the props and cause you stability and/or control problems.