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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Mori55, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Mori55

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    What I miss is the led on the back of phantom. I like the LEDs don't get me wrong. But I sucks when it's sitting on the ground and. Can't see them to tell what's going on.
     
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    In bright sun you pretty much have to get down or stand far enough to the side to see them. Maybe someone will make a landing pad with a shiny chrome patch at the end ... or you just bring along a mirror :?
     
  3. Mori55

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    Think they would of put a led on the back too.
     
  4. OI Photography

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    I do exactly that for the LED on my 550 which faces downward, just a 2"x2" pocket mirror that I plop down on the ground right below it. Doubles as a great launch spot marker for RTH/HL purposes.
     
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    Hmmm ... wonder if a small strip of reflective mylar taped next to the LEDs would reflect enough, and stay in place.
     
  6. flight-of-eye

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    Have been trying to source a stock light and pigtail. Figure I will mod it in at just tap into one of the led/mc boards. Seems easy enough, just can't seem to find stock part.
     
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    Options in reverse order:

    • Get on hands and knees (too much like hard work for my old knees).
    • Hold your hand under the lights and look at your palm (now you want me to bend over?).
    • Ensure Phantom has been switched on for 30 seconds before taking off (allows enough time for lock), take off and hover at 3 metres and look at lights while checking Left/Right/Forward/Back/Up/Down/Yaw function as intended and look at your phone and read the number locked.
     
  8. Pull_Up

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    Dental mirror on the end of one of those telescoping magnet on a stick tools... ;)

    Might look like you're inspecting the aircraft for bombs, mind...
     
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    If you stand bad from it a bit (which you should do when getting ready for takeoff any way) you can see the LEDs easier.

    Otherwise, I just stick my hand underneath the LEDs and look for a green reflection.
     
  10. Mori55

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    Or your upskirt mirror !
     
  11. Great Pumpkin

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    Yeah, it would be nice to have the blinking LED on top of the arm, but instead, I merely slip my hand under the arm while the Phantom is on the ground andI look at the reflection of the LED on my wedding ring.