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My orange mavic / Cheap skin :D
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eried
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carbon- ... 2057872.m2749.l2649

I wanted to skin my mavic for visibility/protection, I found a skin for less than 7 USD, this is how it looks:

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I hope it does not start to peel off with the heat of the drone.

The skin adds 7 grams (new weight of my mavic is 741 grams). I guess if the duration of the battery and the payload is a lineal relation, that means I lost about 13 seconds of flight time.





2018-1-13
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FlyDK
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I think it's a shame. If I had to do something on my own Mavic, it should be as below.

2018-1-13
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Woe
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Looks good, been thinking of doing something like this just not sure yet. I have four batteries and the ones I’ve seen only comes with two skins.
2018-1-13
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eried
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Woe Posted at 2018-1-13 17:00
Looks good, been thinking of doing something like this just not sure yet. I have four batteries and the ones I’ve seen only comes with two skins.

That cheap skin comes with enough for 3 batteries and the controller. For the price, the quality is great, feels very protective and fitted perfectly.
2018-1-13
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Lucas775
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Nice skins.         
2018-1-13
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ro_flyer
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nice.........
2018-1-13
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GoldenSun
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Looks very original! I like it
2018-1-14
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A CW
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Skin's really do totally change the look of the Mavic
2018-1-14
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M K ULTRA
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I'm happy with my iCarbons skin (same color as yours, but at a far higher price point ).  No issues to speak of, and does help with visibility.  
2018-1-14
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eried
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M K ULTRA Posted at 2018-1-14 08:11
I'm happy with my iCarbons skin (same color as yours, but at a far higher price point  ).  No issues to speak of, and does help with visibility.

I see that the design is different in iCarbons. Does it ever peel off a little or bubble up due the heat near the heatsink? Can you post a pic?

I havent flown mine yet but I used a hair drier in some spots to stuck it properly
PS: oh sh** your skin cost 40 USD!
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M K ULTRA
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eried Posted at 2018-1-14 10:32
I see that the design is different in iCarbons. Does it ever peel off a little or bubble up due the heat near the heatsink? Can you post a pic?

I havent flown mine yet but I used a hair drier in some spots to stuck it properly

No real issues with the skin...molding the contour of the batteries is a problem but they're okay and using a hair dryer on those areas would be a good idea.  I'd say the the sharp corners at the end of a couple areas are start to show signs of eventually being a problem.  Other than that, I've not had any of the areas just start peeling off, and they've been on over eight months with lots of flying.

   
2018-1-14
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Bekaru Tree
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i like it - would have been my color choice too - sadly though my local merchant mostly has various camo patterns - quite the opposite effect i would wish to achieve with my skins. Ended up doing a home made job with reflective tape on red stickers - not pretty but we are ok with it - and i wrote my telephone number in black koki on the arms too.
2018-1-14
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rdg52
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That really looks good.
2018-1-15
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LeTobbz
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Nice skin! Was it annoying to put on?

I have one on the way home
2018-1-15
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eried
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LeTobbz Posted at 2018-1-15 06:27
Nice skin! Was it annoying to put on?

I have one on the way home

It is a bit annoying due the amount of parts, but not more annoying than applying any other skin. In fact I was surprised how well parts aligned (like the holes of the battery and the button)
2018-1-15
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eried Posted at 2018-1-15 06:42
It is a bit annoying due the amount of parts, but not more annoying than applying any other skin. In fact I was surprised how well parts aligned (like the holes of the battery and the button)

Sounds great! I have a grey white and red camo coming for mine! Will be a fun project then (Y)
2018-1-16
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Dorset_Horn
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Nice Job. You persuaded me to order one!
2018-1-25
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Mini-G
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This looks sick and for that price it's a steal!!
I want to do this but I'll stuff it up lol..

2018-1-26
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eried
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Mini-G Posted at 2018-1-26 04:56
This looks sick and for that price it's a steal!!
I want to do this but I'll stuff it up lol..

There is so much extra material on those expensive skins, I did not like how my cheap one added layers to the moving parts of the folding arms so I removed material from there.

Do not know if you can do the same with a expensive one without feeling guilty or messing the design
2018-1-26
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eried Posted at 2018-1-26 05:34
There is so much extra material on those expensive skins, I did not like how my cheap one added layers to the moving parts of the folding arms so I removed material from there.

Do not know if you can do the same with a expensive one without feeling guilty or messing the design

Can I ask what's the visibility like?

I'm interesting in getting a bright skin as I look track of where the drone is lol?
2018-1-26
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Macdugel
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nice job - are skins hard to apply, just need a steady hand and some patience?
2018-1-26
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eried
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Mini-G Posted at 2018-1-26 05:36
Can I ask what's the visibility like?

I'm interesting in getting a bright skin as I look track of where the drone is lol?

Haven't tried it yet! haha, where I live the sun just come back this last week since december
2018-1-26
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eried
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Macdugel Posted at 2018-1-26 05:38
nice job - are skins hard to apply, just need a steady hand and some patience?

Yeah, and this cheap one is quite forgiving, like I left few bubbles and wrinkles and then removed them with a hot hair dryer
2018-1-26
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Macdugel
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I'll have to check one out - I've been interested in getting one, if it's anything like applying the protective films over phone screens - I'll fail haha!
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