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How to Manage the Rain. by Phantomrain

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Every downpour is an adventure : it comes with its own unique set of challenges .
The AIR 2S Wet Suits give you that privilege to capture something interesting in the sky.

Its a lot like fishing , you dont always capture the Fish but the Adventure and Promise of what is to come , keeps you coming back on every crack of thunder.

Between the video and the Pictures , its the Storm Pics that I have come to love the most and get the most enjoyment out of.

I screen them on my Computer /TV and have a few ready for Print.

I am constantly amazed with the quality and the detail of the pictures. My collection has gown rapidly over the last 3 years From Tornados, to Hail, to Lake Storms an Lightning shots and I keep wanting more as my heart starts racing on every Storm.

Its fun, its scary and sometimes rewarding , and many times I will fly from the Comfort of my car but not today things happened to fast. even my cats got caught in the rain.

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From the website

"The prop covers are critical to keeping out the Salt, Sand and Stones when on the beach."

I cant see anything on the props, what does this relate to?
 

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From the website

"The prop covers are critical to keeping out the Salt, Sand and Stones when on the beach."

I cant see anything on the props, what does this relate to?
Prop Covers are not Critical for Rain but are for keeping out the Sand / Salt / Stones and Pollen from blocking the motors. There 4 Small Neoprene adhesive discs that protect the motors from being blocked , very useful in high swirling winds in a storm..

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Every downpour is an adventure : it comes with its own unique set of challenges .
The AIR 2S Wet Suits give you that privilege to capture something interesting in the sky.

Its a lot like fishing , you dont always capture the Fish but the Adventure and Promise of what is to come , keeps you coming back on every crack of thunder.

Between the video and the Pictures , its the Storm Pics that I have come to love the most and get the most enjoyment out of.

I screen them on my Computer /TV and have a few ready for Print.

I am constantly amazed with the quality and the detail of the pictures. My collection has gown rapidly over the last 3 years From Tornados, to Hail, to Lake Storms an Lightning shots and I keep wanting more as my heart starts racing on every Storm.

Its fun, its scary and sometimes rewarding , and many times I will fly from the Comfort of my car but not today things happened to fast. even my cats got caught in the rain.

Phantomrain.org
Gear to fly in the Rain and Capture the Storm.










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Prop Covers are not Critical for Rain but are for keeping out the Sand / Salt / Stones and Pollen from blocking the motors. There 4 Small Neoprene adhesive discs that protect the motors from being blocked , very useful in high swirling winds in a storm..

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Are they included with the raincover shown on the website or a seperate part?
 
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They are included with the Wet Suit : we use to use the aluminum ones but they rattled and the Neoprene proved to be much better .

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can all the waterproof gear be left on without any ill effects. I live in the U.K. so hot weather isn’t an issue
 

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strange, my post disappeared, try again.
can all the waterproof gear be left on without any ill effects. I live in the U.K. so hot weather isn’t an issue
The Wet Suit are designed to be worn at all times , there is no need to ever take it off other than to replace it.
The Neoprene itself is very forgiving and keeps the drone cooler to the touch in extreme heat such as the bottom of the drone which can reach 120 F. So there are no ill effects.

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The Wet Suit are designed to be worn at all times , there is no need to ever take it off other than to replace it.
The Neoprene itself is very forgiving and keeps the drone cooler to the touch in extreme heat such as the bottom of the drone which can reach 120 F. So there are no ill effects.

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Gear to fly in the Rain , with no ill effects .

Many thanks for the replies, it’s on my wish list
 

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One thing I recommend on your first flight in the rain is to just fly directly into the rain and let the lens get covered in drops , and get comfortable clearing them. Flying backwards will protect the lens once you recognize the rain pattern.

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One thing you never mention about the wet suits is that they protect your sensors from being smudged , and stop the sun glare you get with vinyl wraps . I also found that I can still break the Air Tight seal with just one leg folded in for a fast battery change. Very slick
 
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