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Plastic-Dip the Inspire 1
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drklion
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Well I was kind of bored with the white so I Plastic-Dip our Inspire 1.  I used Athracite Grey aerosol spray from DipYourCar.com  Here are some photo's.  I left the batteries and Camera alone (white)

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2015-3-13
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arunmehta
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Great Job!! i Like Black it looks more aggressive..
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johnmont250
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nice look,   im thinking of ghetto primer grey now.....
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Inspire1flyer
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Love it! Did you remove the shell first before coating or did you mask off the other parts?
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drklion
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Inspire1flyer Posted at 2015-3-14 08:21
Love it! Did you remove the shell first before coating or did you mask off the other parts?

Masked everything, it was ok.  Better that way then taking it apart.
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pete.elvin
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Did something similar myself



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gds3d
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I hydrodipped my Phantom.  Thinking about doing my I1.
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drklion
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pete.elvin@gmai Posted at 2015-3-14 09:55
Did something similar myself

Can you peel that off if you wanted to?
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rodger
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Different! Looks nice Guys.
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alexmarnas
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Good job, ordered 2 cans a couple of days ago myself.(black blue)
Was wondering if there is a way to remove the upper cover of the battery to prepare the painting?
Have you removed the canopy too() or just used tape to cover all the parts not requiring to be painted?
The company that make those paints says you do not need to prepare the surface, at the exception of removing traces of grease. How did you do?
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drklion
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alexmarnas Posted at 2015-3-14 20:54
Good job, ordered 2 cans a couple of days ago myself.(black blue)
Was wondering if there is a way to ...

I just cleaned the surface to be sprayed, battery was pulled out, no camera, unscrewed the four nuts from the front, unscrewed the two from the back sides (near the DJI logo), unscrewed the side supports (they have four screws each) and sprayed each separately, masked everything that I did not want sprayed and sprayed 3 coats (30-40 min between each spray) and then let it dry for about four hours.  If you do get over spray just use a microfiber towel and rub it off, do not use thinner or any chemicals.  Note: don't worry about spraying the little light in the back, next to the DJI logo, you can peel it off if you like, just use a xacto knife to cut it away if it is still attached to the rear part of the sprayed area.
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alexmarnas
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Thank you for the infos drklion, what is your plan about the battery covers?
That seems like the most difficult part if we want to do it properly...
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Blackie:  Hydrodipped - Black Carbon Fiber IMG_1021.JPG IMG_1022.JPG
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leostrat_54@yah Posted at 2015-3-14 22:48
Blackie:  Hydrodipped - Black Carbon Fiber

Nice.......where did you get it hydrodipped?
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kmylek.roadrunn Posted at 2015-3-14 23:09
Nice.......where did you get it hydrodipped?

TCI had it done before they shipped it. It took two extra weeks of waiting, but I'm glad I did it. I really like the solid black ones above too though.
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How the Trackimo de ice Works?
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drklion
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alexmarnas Posted at 2015-3-14 22:39
Thank you for the infos drklion, what is your plan about the battery covers?
That seems like the mos ...

From what I can see from the Plastic-Dip if you spray the battery tops the light areas and turn on button should be fine after a min. of three coats are dry.  You can take an xacto knife and slowly peel that area off to reveal the button and lights.  I would suggest to not spray the clip area that holds the battery in place, they tend to fit snug and most likely be a pain to clip them into place after the coats.

The best part about the Plastic-Dip is that it peels off.
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leoamartinez@gm Posted at 2015-3-15 07:45
How the Trackimo de ice Works?

If you are asking about the Trackimo, it works great.  
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leostrat_54@yah Posted at 2015-3-14 22:48
Blackie:  Hydrodipped - Black Carbon Fiber

I'm having mine dipped but not yet (I have 8 different patterns in my possession) But I'm gonna have a professional company do it. with my patterns (Which for some reason they can not obtain) Also I'm having my Voyager3 dipped when I get it  (They will be dipped at the same time) My question? How did you get the battery cover done I've been trying to pry mine apart but I'm afraid to crack it.
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Abe
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Looks cool! Does it make it easier (or harder) to see when it's in the air at distance?
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dm.booth.hotmai
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They all look bloody great love it
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alexmarnas Posted at 2015-3-14 22:39
Thank you for the infos drklion, what is your plan about the battery covers?
That seems like the mos ...

There are eight clips underneath the battery lid, these can be undone with a thin flat screwdriver ( gently ), then under that you'll find for screws holding the electrics, undo them and Bob's you Uncle!
Be a bit careful though.

Happy bodging
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Abe Posted at 2015-3-15 12:36
Looks cool! Does it make it easier (or harder) to see when it's in the air at distance?

Abe, it has been my experience it is easier to see. I've only had it out about a half mile but I compare seeing a raven compared to a snow goose. I can see a large black bird easier than a large white bird at a half mile. I think orientation at closer distances might be better with the white/black combo but I can always put in a white battery if I want.
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drklion
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Abe Posted at 2015-3-15 12:36
Looks cool! Does it make it easier (or harder) to see when it's in the air at distance?

Its better but I noticed that hawks tend to fly around it.
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I think my new paint job looks good in the air



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TB47 Canopy hack

CrabHawk Posted at 2015-3-15 11:43
I'm having mine dipped but not yet (I have 8 different patterns in my possession) But I'm gonna ha ...


http://youtu.be/-zDYRAbKdZo
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alexmarnas
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Thank you Dundee, quite helpful!
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dundee Posted at 2015-3-16 11:52
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Thanx! Just what I needed,
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markaguille Posted at 2015-3-15 18:32
There are eight clips underneath the battery lid, these can be undone with a thin flat screwdriver ...

Thank you!!
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Here's a tut on safely removing the battery cover

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gybo102
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Has anyone noticed a decrease in GPS performance or compass issues with the extra layer over the plastic? I would imagine not, but just curious / cautious.
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