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Recent content by Rotorcrafty

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    Marking your Drone

    If I bring a drone from UK to use here temporarily in USA, do I have to register and mark it? Is there some reciprocal arrangement with other countries?
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    Besides flying Drones.. What other hobbies does everyone enjoy?

    I'm in my 52nd year as a licenced operator! Good on you!
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    Besides flying Drones.. What other hobbies does everyone enjoy?

    Amateur radio (VK2DRS/G3WRL), playing keyboards, off-roading in my Land Rover Defender, Student helicopter pilot, designing and building our off-grid house for life. Currently living in West Virginia as a Legal Permanent Resident. Whew! I didn't realise I was so busy!!
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    Why Shooting A Drone Is NOT A Federal Crime Under 18 USC 32

    I think it's probably very difficult to soot down a small drone like a MP. Firstly if it is passing overhead at 100ft AGL it would be out of range of most shotguns and difficult to follow through a scope. Also sighting a rifle scope is based on horizontal attitude of the muzzle so drop rates and...
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    DJI GO app went black during flight, mavic lost

    What limitations are there if you fly the MP with RC only? Who has flown the MP in WIFI mode? Eric
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    Mavic Pro boring for me once I learned I can't fly out of LOS

    It is said- "Rules are made for the blind obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men". Just make sure you really are wise before breaking them! Eric
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    Rain proofing project on throwaway mavic pro platinum

    So why did DJI fit a dome. It's not just to protect the gimbal. It's transparent and tries to keep some optical correctness over a wide range of gimbal movement. They also provide a rubber cover to prevent the dome being scratched and degrading video. Not all video is for production but also for...
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    Rain proofing project on throwaway mavic pro platinum

    There was a thread on this IIRC. On searching, there is a LOT of discussion about this. One user even had a non working fan. Eric
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    Rain proofing project on throwaway mavic pro platinum

    LivinLarge (I like the sentiment!), Designing a waterproof device and retro-waterproofing are two quite different tasks and we are only talking about rain proofing and not floating or submersible. (In USA, how would the FAA handle a submarine drone!? Probably pass it off to the Coast Guard!)...
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    Does leaving gimbal clamp on damage the gimbal?

    That's foolish if you transport it. The gimbal is very delicate. DJI didn't put it there for show. I have my complete kit in a Pelican Case with foam padding. I can drop it without fear of damage. And it sits in the back of the Land Rover Defender getting all kinds of rough rides. Eric
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    Rain proofing project on throwaway mavic pro platinum

    I see you've never had a MP open. There are many different modules on it. Some moisture proofing is already present but on the one I had water in wasnt 100 % covered where it was applied. Also there are a lot of RF circuits that wont like liquids that will change the dialectric constant and add...
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    Does leaving gimbal clamp on damage the gimbal?

    I put a miniature "Remove before flight" tag on it with a short length of braided fishing line so it is outside the dome cover. Works every time.
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    Rain proofing project on throwaway mavic pro platinum

    As soon as I pressed "Post reply" I thought of something else. Motors. The are somewhat protected by the props but post flight, I would blow through them with dry compressed air. There are air-duster aerosol cans for this. I would exercise some caution with this as I dont know the exact...
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    Rain proofing project on throwaway mavic pro platinum

    I have thought about this recently. If you want to dedicate this as a rain flyer only and you dont mind sacrificing foldability, here are a few untried suggestions. Silicone seal the folding joints. If you don't want to do a permanent seal, use plenty of Vaseline to prevent water ingress each...
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    For people taking off from the car hood

    Alan, I open the back door and stand on the back floor while holding on to the handle inside above the door opening. It's a bit of a balancing act so I try to land as near the back as possibe! I'm living in USA. Shipped my Landy from England. You have to love 'em. Eric