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02-23-2013 01:12 PM  5 years agoPost 1
airplanejunkie

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Always our quads seem to be upside down when something goes astray. I don't like the idea of my $170.00 GPS antenna taking the worst of it. Using a simple 2" mailing tube end cap, you can make a protective cover to help save your valuable antenna.
Simply cut out a wire slot and mount it with white two way tape. Fold the tape over on itself creating a two layer thick piece of 2 way tape. Punch a hole in it to allow for the molded bump on the underneath side of the cap and sufficient adhesion surface area. I don't think the black body side molding tape is the right thing to use as there is carbon black in the formula that may affect the signal. Better to be safe than sorry. Better hurry to the office supply store. There is going to be a big sales run on mailing tubes ! Have fun! Dave

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02-24-2013 12:41 AM  5 years agoPost 2
Sidneyw

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I won't recommend highly .... GPS reception and compass reading might be impaired.

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02-24-2013 02:06 AM  5 years agoPost 3
airplanejunkie

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Poo
As you can see it from my video posted here, it works well! Sorry some people speak without the experience. Note the word might. Real data.Thanks,Dave

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02-24-2013 02:57 AM  5 years agoPost 4
cabojay

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Hey dave,
I guess you don't know who Sidneyw is, he know's what he is talking about. But good luck Hope it works out.. Jay

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02-24-2013 05:11 PM  5 years agoPost 5
ErichF

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What, exactly, is this protecting? I've seen and had pretty bad crashes into concrete with these GPS pucks, and nothing has phased them. It's practically a solid piece of plastic.

I don't see how this is adding anything more than weight, unless you don't want the NAZA logo to get scratched.

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02-25-2013 03:07 AM  5 years agoPost 6
R Hudson

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I moved from the mast entirely and mounted it right on the top plate. It worked just as well there as it ever did on the mast and was better protected in a crash.

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02-25-2013 09:32 AM  5 years agoPost 7
airplanejunkie

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Just my thoughts.
Yes I am anal about the things I fly. I just like to protect my things. I just guess I have seen those 40.00 protectors and I know they are making a killing. I am doing well with mine it works and yep it provides to me a little piece of mind all at 5 grams. I flew it yesterday outdoors 4 for batteries and completed 4 GH&L. No issues experienced. Thanks for all the concerns but my life as an auto ME the final proof is in the pudding. Dave

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02-25-2013 04:52 PM  5 years agoPost 8
R Hudson

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Nice to know that it works well and nothing wrong with protecting your investment

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02-25-2013 05:07 PM  5 years agoPost 9
cabojay

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Good Job dave
Nice job, keep up the good work.. Jay

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02-25-2013 08:20 PM  5 years agoPost 10
HansAuf

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I've helped a few people who have crashed hard enough that they obliterated the gps, including the better protected ones like this from DJI. I can't imagine how they did, but they definitely toasted them. I use one of these from wdelarme, line it with copper guitar pickup tape, and then ground that. The top of the shield is open, it's strong as heck, and cheap to the door. But any of these ideas work about the same. Good stuff. Also, Ross Badger (these guys are just users, just google them) has some really great protection domes that are dirt cheap and strong as heck. His newer ones even have GPS pockets. I like your idea here too though.

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