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Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by jaysan, Jul 20, 2014.
Does anyone know what can be done to make the quad fly quieter ?
I tried putting noise dampening material on the inside of the phantom's shell, seemed to help a little bit but not much
I want to stalk deer on my ranch , however , they can hear me fly and run away
Earplugs for the deer!
I hear ya. (pun intended). Our goats run under their shelter when I fly over. If you fly a little higher there is a point were, especially if the conditions are right, you cannot hear the quad. maybe 200' and it becomes a lot less noticeable. Since you want to find warm bodies, how would an heat sensitive camera work?
Hmm it could possibly work assuming one is light enough . Then one could put a night vision one too
You can experiment with different props, since they are the determining factor. The 8" 8045 props are quieter than the 9443s many people nowadays run...You can also take steps to remove as much weight as possible. Smaller batteries, lighter parts, fewer accessories. Weight makes a big difference in noise.
Probably not quiet enough to make a difference, but E300 motors help a tiny bit (they are WAY quieter at idle, but in the air it's all props).
The Phantom is a pretty fixed form factor so outside of that there is not much you can do (without getting into frame extensions and slower motors/bigger props).
apparently there is a drone that is very sneaky and used by the military just for that reason.
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/07/26/ ... us-allies/
You could try balanced carbon or wodden props. Or a fixed wing glider (with motor) A quad is not always the solution to every problem ;-)
Replace the motor controllers with blheli_s hardware pwm escs. They make the motors much quieter.
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