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Sun Hood/Shield/Cover for tablets
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bricooper
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Hey all, newbie to the big leagues, I have a P3S but I have a tablet mount affixed to the controller, and using a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8".  I'm having a real time figuring out what sun shield to use.  There is one floating around online that is pretty custom made specific to that tablet, but it's white, and looks thin, and it's overhang is short, so I'm not sure how effective it is.

So, what do you guys use? I'm just looking for some suggestions, thanks in advance!


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RedHawk420
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Made one myself using black foam core board. Folds down for easy transport
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Frederickdav
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RedHawk420 Posted at 2017-8-9 14:08
Made one myself using black foam core board. Folds down for easy transport

I'm using one from Amazon. It's flimsy and looks cheap. Come to think of it, it is cheap! I've glued some re-inforcement  plastic on the bottom but it still sags.
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DJI Susan
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There is one Monitor Hood for Tablets, just for reference: http://store.dji.com/product/ins ... tablets?from=search
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Neil Jack
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I am using FREEWELL remote monitor sunhood. They give great result.
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johnsr
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The problem with most sun hoods is the angle at which you look at the screen; most are at 90° and will show your reflection. To understand the problem, have a look at the Padhat made by HoodiVision. You can make a decent one yourself quite easily. Now, let's be clear, on bright days you will still be best off under some shade with one of these. If you want to do serious work in bright sunlight, you need a full hood. Have a look at the Aviator hoods at Hoodman.
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zilla
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HoodmanAviator HAV1 works great fore the 9 inch IPAD we use. It makes the controller a little heavy but it fits the contour of your face.
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bricooper
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Thanks for all the replies, and I had looked at the DJI store, and thought that was the one just like I'd left BestBuy with, that was about double the size I needed  lol

I found an "anti glare" blah blah blah stick down screen protector, and just holding it up to my tv, or whatever screen, it looks like it will soften the image, like text won't be as sharp.. and trying to read that, I'm not sure I'm okay with that.  It was a 3 pack, so I guess I should just stick one down and play with it, but I'm hoping that sun shield combined with that (hopefully) anti-glare screen protector do the trick.

I'll do some trial and error, it's gotten me through almost 40 years now  LOL   and then I'll let you know!

Thanks again!
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shakin
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here is something i came up with to attach to my sunshade. https://phantompilots.com/thread ... 19493/#post-1231897
sunshades arent really that good for eliminating glare and the anti glare screen protectors arent any better either.
this does add weight to the controller and needs a bit of tweeking and velcro to get stable but it works a charm when set up right. even with this there is still a little of my own reflection in the center of the screen coming through the view hole but its only small and hardly visable,youd almost have to be looking for it to see it,but can be overcome by placing my head to the viewpoint extension if needed.

think of if you look through a pin hole up close to your eye. through it you have a wide field of view,same concept with my diy sunshade add-on.
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TN Lone Wolf
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I don't have a picture of it right now, but I made my own out of a cardboard presentation stand.  It's not the best sun shade since it leaves my I-pad kind of loose in the RC grip, but it does its job well enough.
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shakin
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TN Lone Wolf Posted at 2017-8-26 14:04
I don't have a picture of it right now, but I made my own out of a cardboard presentation stand.  It's not the best sun shade since it leaves my I-pad kind of loose in the RC grip, but it does its job well enough.

mine had the same problem but i overcame it by sticking some larger foam pads to the top and bottom of my tablet holder, over the exsisting ones which hold the tablet,to increase the surface area/gripping area.
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