Plastic Dome Camera Protector

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  1. sefeing

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    Soon-to-be Mavic pilot (former P3P pilot, and was lucky enough to go to the Mavic launch which immediately changed my mind on which to buy) here, with a question!

    Is it possible to fly the Mavic with the plastic camera protector still on? Seems to be in this video:

    Advantages / Disadvantages?
     
  2. The Editor

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    Yes
    Pro: protection
    Con: Degrades optical quality
     
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    Nice, easy answer :)
     
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    Possible? Yes.

    However, if Philip Bloom is correct in this video where he says he has a production model of the Mavic Pro, you won't be able to see anything out of the camera when that cover is attached.

    ProdModel.jpg
     
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    I think his statement of having a "production model" is in error. I have seen videos with both the clear globe and the opaque one. the replacement on the DJI site is clear.
     
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    We'll know the real story soon ;)
     
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    Yep -- I guess we'll have to wait and see what DJI ships. Until then, we can continue to speculate ;)
     
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    I'm thinking at some point someone will create a cover that will ensure that there is no glare and give the camera protection. It should not be that difficult to make I would think since the camera only needs to pan up and down. Hopeful anyway...
     
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    If you're just going exploring, leave it on. If you need to record, take it off. I'll be leaving it on for range tests and lower altitude ocean runs.
     
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    Perhaps some third party will make an optically clear cover that will do both, protect the camera and not degrade the VQ.
     
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    I was thinking the frosted part goes over the clear plastic, for transport.
     
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    On one of the other threads, someone who just received theres says that there's a silcone (translucent) cover for the clear hard cover, so you get both.

    That said, a neutral density filter would be great. Less weight, optically flat (less distortion). And they exist for the Mavic.
     
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    This unboxing pic was posted on the Mavic Pro Facebook site. He posted it in response to a question asking if it was clear or whether it had a removable coating. He didn't answer the question and just posted this pic. DJI may have decided to make it not clear to prevent people from recording a bunch of crappy video with the bubble on.
     
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    You can see both layers here.
     
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    Ahhh. Thanks. Good unboxing, with cats!
     
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    He should read up on his manual a little before trying to "start" his drone. I think his sync issue could be solved simply by properly powering on both the Mavic and RC.

    It was a good unboxing though and definitely got my heart racing as I anticipate my own shipment coming soon!
     
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    cats good yes

    To the un-boxer, ugh. Next pics will be his arm all bloody...
     
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    I thought that he might not have the go app open. "I downloaded it, I didn't know I had to launch it too."
     
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    Yeah, the cats doing the unboxing would have been better and they might have been more successful at getting the Mavic to sync with the controller.
     
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