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Yet another prop guard

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by taroh, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. taroh

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    360 degree bumper made of steel/CFRP. Lightweight, around 100g.
    I bought it from local R/C store in Japan. I think it's the shop's original.
    I tested today.
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    Of course, it affects front view - in 16:9 footage, it'll be in unless 10-20+ degree down camera. The followings are taken in 5 knot head wind (equiv. 10m/sec forward moving).
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    The 12 steel wires are easy to attach/detach. Once attached 4 arms using screw driver (each 2 motor fixing screws), can be fold without screw driver - however it extents about 1cm, and it's hard to put into my bag (Vanguard up-rise 48). Without wires, the arms itself will be instant guard, I think.
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    Today I didn't crash :) so I don't know about its strength, but seems very tight.
     

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  2. Monte55

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    I don't think putting steel wires on your Phantom is a good idea.
     
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  4. taroh

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    Monte55, Fplvert: if you're worrying steel about magnetic, this product is made by non-magenetic materials (I confirmed)... even magnetic, too thin magnetic density and too far from IMU. :) The straight wire curves with tension, so it cannot be alternative by plastic. Also lesser strength when hit.
     
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    Let"s go to crashing and show us how strong of it o_0
     
  6. taroh

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    lol Actually I think this kind of product is effective for surface scanning of structure or buildings. Anyway too open in the woods, and may be broken when crash in 40mph drone race. :)