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Polychromatic eye glasses and FPV are not compatible.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Chris Munson, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Chris Munson

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    Hi, two months ago I bought new eye glasses, and purchased the polychromatic ones. You know, the glasses that tint like sunglasses when you are out in the sun.
    I also fly my P3P using FPV via an iPad. When flying the quad recently, I have had great difficulty seeing what was on the screen, even with my sun shield all around the iPad. It got so bad that on a holiday in tropical north Australia, I missed lots of good drone video, simply because I could not make out where the drone was pointed, and what I was videoing.
    Then I thought of my new glasses, and took them off.
    I took much better video after that.
    Anyway, I just wanted to share my thoughts with you. Mainly because it took me quite a lot of poor video before I realised they may be the cause. The polychromatic glasses tint so slowly, that you forget they do actually change colour so dramatically.
    Regards, Chris.
     
  2. Meta4

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    Are your glasses polarised?
    Try turning the iPad 90 degrees while you look at it with the glasses and see if that makes a big difference.
    Polarised lenses and LCD screens are always a problem.

    ps ... polychromatic means multicoloured.
    It sounds like yours are photochromic
     
  3. Alex Baxter

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    You can get FPV goggles that correct astigmatism as well..
     
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