Landing pads expensive?

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  1. RinZ

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    [​IMG]Don't have to be...make one yourself. And save (a lot of money) ;)

    Needed: A piece of garden hose
    Strong plastic
    Duct tape

    I made a square "bag" from two layers of plastic
    Made a big ring using the garden hose
    Put it in the bag ( so it with keep it's form )
    Taped it up
    Folded parts of the corners to towards the inside
    Taped those up again
    Strengthened 4 points with duct tape and burned holes so they can be pinned to the ground.
    And ofcourse you can fold it

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    Result; not professional looking, but effective.

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  2. dam

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    Nice ..and will it blow away in the wind or does the hose add some weight to it ?
     
  3. RinZ

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    I haven't got my Macic yet, so I didn't try it out. But i can't imagine it'll blow away if I use 4 tent pegs to secure it.
     
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    Thanks for that - What is the size of the pad - and has it tested out yet? If so, did the Mavic land on it?
     
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    Just as the title of this thread says, quality Landing Pads currently on the market are EXPENSIVE and we get questions about landing pads just about every day. Given that the Mavic has midget legs, landing pads are sometimes needed depending on the environment you are flying in.

    With that being said, we have been working with a manufacturer for about two weeks on designing a high quality landing pad doesn't break the bank like the current $79, 129, $429 ones do...EEESSHH! :eek:

    We've got some prototypes that will be shipping to us shortly and as soon as we can we will post what we will have available for reasonably priced drone landing pads. The goal behind our current design is something that can fold down for easily portability, is heavy enough to stay on the ground in a brisk wind and prop wash when taking off and landing, and lastly good looking. If anyone has any further input on a landing pad we're all ears..especially with design! We're hoping to have these available in just a couple of weeks.
     
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    Will u ship to Canada .. I'd be interested ..
     
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    Yes, we do offer worldwide shipping. Canada is no problem ehh ;)
     
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    Why not just use a sunshade for cars. I've seen em with silver reflective sides, just add some tape and your set to go. They fold up quite nicely.
     
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    That one is really lite and can't be pinned down. Will move with lite wind. Try this one instead https://www.ebay.com/itm/112162372982


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    Good for the Mavic to see it when landing with enough pattern difference.
     
  12. jimbug

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    As a cheap alternative why not use a door mat....it could appropriately read "Welcome Home". Cheap, padded, and heavy enough to not blow away.


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    I bought one off of amazon for 35 dollars

    Crazepony Protective Fast-fold Drone Landing Pad for Helicopters RC Quadcopters DJI Phantom 2 3 4 Inspire 1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LW0AFNE/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It even comes with steaks to drive into the ground which work great at holding it down, but if the ground is too hard I just use a couple flat rocks on the edges
     
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    I got this one also and I'm really happy with it. I have no problem spending 40 bucks to help protect a 1000 dollar investment.


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    Dumb question. Why the need for pad. Thanks
     
  16. Derf

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    The propellers are lower on the Mavic. I personally just want to prevent debris from hitting it while taking off and landing. Especially at the beach.


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    It also protects dirt flying up and getting into all the motors. Also protects on tall grass. It's a great investment
     
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    Also protects your camera and prevents things from getting into the front air intake. Hand launching is also a valid option.
     
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    Here's the one I went with! I liked the looks of it better than the bland H. 32" in size and make a glow ring accessory if you want to fly at night. $40 as well for 32" size.

    FlatHat 32" (80cm) Collapsible Drone Pad


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