Dome on or off

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  1. JoeEagle

    JoeEagle Member

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    Rookie question. Is the clear plastic dome supposed to remain on after removing the gimbal collar or does it stay off when flying? Also, there is a small clear adhesive tab (looks like some sort of protection) on the top/back of the gimbal. What does that protect and did everyone remove it?

    Still kinda cold and unpleasant to fly here.

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  2. Jixxer

    Jixxer Well-Known Member

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    You can fly with the bubble however glare will be an issue. As far as the adhesive tab . See video
     
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  3. Mako79

    Mako79 Well-Known Member

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    If you are asking this question then I would suggest the following:
    The Mavic is built tough. The gimbal however isn't. The gimbal is also the most expensive and fragile part of the mavic.
    So for the first 10 or so beginner flights, remove the clamp/collar - and re-install the dome for added protection (make sure you don't lose the gimbal clamp).
    DJI states that you can fly with the dome on. The mavic may run a little hotter and you will see rainbows in your videos/photos from the refraction of the plastic dome.
    After a few successful flights and you are comfortable and understand orientation then you should fly without the dome.
     
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  4. Shield2160

    Shield2160 Well-Known Member

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    There is a big problem flying with the dome on....It greatly restricts the air intake that cools the circuitry.
     
  5. CactusJackSlade

    CactusJackSlade Well-Known Member

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    The small adhesive tab comes off :)

    The force field dome is up to you - good protection for a new learner... but you will not get the best optics. As noted above ventilation to the inside electronics will be reduced, but it's winter in the Northern Hemisphere, so not a problem... unless you are south of the equator ;-)
     
  6. Kennetf

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    Starting to become an old thread, but I'll try anyway. Have you guys considered modifying the protection dome, so that the camera is not disturbed, but still protected? This modification is to make a lens hood, but I guess it also protects the gimbal somewhat.

     
  7. Daskid

    Daskid Well-Known Member

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    Albeit I agree that the dome being off helps with the cooling system, as I remove mine as well, but is there data to support this claim? Data comparing temperatures dome on/dome off while in motion as well as stationary would be appreciated.
     
  8. virtualphotographers

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    I'll be doing this too. Thanks for the tutorial.
     
  9. SoapyGolem

    SoapyGolem Well-Known Member

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    I don't recommend it being on, it causes glare, overheating issues, and even if you do crash it may help a little..... the clear adhesive is from the factory to protect it... but yeah i removed it
     
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