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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drone Umbrella, Aug 16, 2016.

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  1. Drone Umbrella

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    Hi,

    I have a DJI Inspire 1 and I want to create a drone umbrella. I will be flying it in the rain.

    I wanted your opinion about it. I am concerned about the drag and the stability of the drone once I attach the umbrella. It would act as a sail.
     
  2. out_droning

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    To be honest, I think the drag would drastically reduce your flight times and stability/movement as it'll act as a parachute so to speak. I have no evidence to support this theory, just my opinion.


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    can see it going real bad fast wouldn't fly in the rain not smart
     
  4. Erised

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    Yepper a big sail and water coming down the sail would be sucked in because the air going true the props has the come from some wear. I don't think this will fly but I must say I admire your determination to fly no matter what the weather is. But being grounded is part of the game.
     
  5. 185EZ

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    Prop guards are hard enough on a drone
    can't imagine an umbrella
    You ever see what happened to Mary Poppins?
    I see a new section for umbrella fly-aways. :eek:
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  9. flpholt

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    that would be great get to see a inspire tumble down
     
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    Direct message me. I'd like to see it.
     
  11. Mark The Droner

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    I'm gonna start my grill tonight with liquid oxygen. It'll probably be okay
     
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    Q. How far will an upside down Phantom fly.
    A. All the way to the scene of the crash.

    Good luck


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    I was imagining a rubber cover not dissimilar to a water proof phone cover that would easily slip over the drone. Imagine sometingnlike that would be less drag and fairly light weight.
     
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    Like this you mean
     
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    Not to stifle creativity and new ideas, but I assume the post is a joke...
     
  16. dirkclod

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    The only problem I have had flying in what little rain I have is when it gets on the lens and it also made my gimbal quiver .
     
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    Hmmm, maybe I should get out in front and register the domain "dronecondoms.om"?!

    NoCo Drones
     
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    Is that a silicone slip on? Wouldn't mind getting one of those to try out. I have the aluminum reinforcements under the motors on the shell. Wonder if it would fit with those on.


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  20. Doink

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    Yes it's silicone, bought from amazon US but shipped from China, weighs 125g and is very well made, fits a treat, it was a bit of a fiddle stretching each end over the motor spindle and it did at times look like the spindle would puncture the silicone but it held out, there is a circular area underneath leaving the 4 motor bolts exposed so I'd expect it to still fit with reinforcements in place
     

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