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Warning: don't put coloured tape on legs

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Gordon Melrose, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Gordon Melrose

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    In an attempt to try to help orientation if put some black tape on the outside of the front landing legs of my P3S. However, this resulted in a weak signal and some very erratic information on the DJI GoApp so had to land immediately.
    I would still like to colour the legs in some way but now a bit wary of applying paint or any other 'coating'
    I don't know if anyone else has had this problem but be warned!
     
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    Unless you tape was metallic in some way it would not interfere with signal. You could dye the legs or paint them. I have dyed my P2 parts. You will need 'poly-dye' which can be found in any craft store, even Walmarts.
     
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    i had tape on my v+ legs for 18 month without issue
     
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    Yes, regular black tape shouldn't have caused any problems.
     
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    This is a great example of 'correlation is not causation'.

    Any non metallic material of the size and shape of tape will have no effect on RF performance.
     
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    On my old P2 I used black tape to hold the compass module on the leg flew for many months just fine