Great landing pad

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  1. CCDD

    CCDD Well-Known Member

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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JO53XRI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Ordered this through Amazon for under $30 delivered. Although it took nearly 2 weeks due to coming from China, it still came in before my new toy. You save about 7-$10 by ordering overseas, I have a feeling those that order this will likely have it before their Mavic. It's large, about 42", reversible (see the two different designs), springs open when removed from its storage pouch and appears that it will hold up as the nylon material stretch tightly due to outer perimeter flexible ring. It's light enough to carry and folds up relatively small. Also, there are 3 stakes to firmly hold this down however, I don't think my Inspire would get this to shift during takeoff or landing with the use of them.
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    Do you have a link?
     
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    It looks similar but the one you show appears to be considerably smaller although, may be suitable for the Mavic.
     
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    E92Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Just make your own out of cardboard.
     
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    You can get them as large as you want. I only linked the one.
     
  9. CCDD

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    I just saw them however, for the extra few bucks, I personally would rather have it with the "H" on it.
     
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    Not for nearly twice the price. Personally.
     
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    i need one to bring to the top of a mountain. small enough for my pack.
     
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    There are cheaper reflectors for photography, fold up the same way, in 32" and larger sizes. There are 5-in-1 versions that are Gold(reflective)/Silver(reflective)/Black/White/Translucent. For example, https://amzn.com/B002ZIVKAE

    You could use the white on dark surfaces (lawn for example) and the black on light surfaces (beach sand). Maybe not as cool as having a miniature helipad design on it, but probably effective.
     
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    I think the perfect size is 20" for travel. 24" works great with the Phantom already. The 20" will fold to ~8.5".

    I got the Lastolite LR2034 for $18.
     
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    Just curious, would you guys still use a landing pad if you were comfortable with hand takeoffs/landings?
     
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    I've hand caught/launched many times with my P3P....but only when it was unsafe to do them on the ground due to strong winds, rough/uneven terrain, tall grass, sand/dirt, etc., etc. My preferred method is ground...as I like to just sit and relax. As for retrieving my drone after landing? That's what my son if for. ;)
     
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    I like it! Nice choice and thanks for the information.
     
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    Thanks for the post. It looks great and Amazon got me to order one when they said there were only 20 left! If I had any artistic talent I'd make me own but thats not the case. This will be great for travel and easy setup.
     
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    If you have one of those 'twist-N-fold' sunshades for your car (2 piece) just get a roll of yellow duct tape to make the 'H' and you're good to go. Very light, easy to fold up, and even comes with its own storage bag or strap & is 34" in diameter. Kind of light but 3 small tent stakes take care of that. Works great and you can get one at any auto parts store.
     
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