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MrPinaColada
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Okay so I did this, how exactly do I paint the battery?
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tytlyf
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You paint the battery and props the same way.  Congrats, the extra weight will lower your flight time 3 minutes.
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tytlyf Posted at 2016-6-2 21:00
You paint the battery and props the same way.  Congrats, the extra weight will lower your flight tim ...

Is everyone on this forum 12?
I am not a fan of painting, but the paint is not going to add any weight. Not any that will make any difference.
To paint the battery, maybe try to take the battery apart if possible.
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RedHotPoker
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Yup, juvenile, eh? Yeah alrighty then.

While you're at it, might as well take your wrist-watch apart... Hahaha

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Damager
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Looks good, and likely easier to see in the sky.  Cant you just paint the visible part of the battery in the same way that you painted the shell?
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Kneepuck
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I kind of like it with the black and white.  That's how I left my Standard.  Looks like a flying cop car.
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huntcool001
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To make it most visible in the sky, you can paint it red, or yellow.

BTW, have you tried measuring the weight after painting? I'm thinking it might add a few grams of weight.
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I like it!  Maybe a Wal Mart bag to cover the part of the battery that's inside the phantom, and a strip of electrical tape over the button and lights, and hit it with the paint
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MrPinaColada
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huntcool001@gma Posted at 2016-6-3 11:15
To make it most visible in the sky, you can paint it red, or yellow.

BTW, have you tried measuring ...

I dont have a gram scale but I just did one single thin coat of black paint with no protective coating. It'll be lucky if the paint even ways more than 4 grams, or thats what Im assuming haha
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MrPinaColada
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tytlyf Posted at 2016-6-3 09:00
You paint the battery and props the same way.  Congrats, the extra weight will lower your flight tim ...

If I used 3 cans of plasti dip maybe. This is just a single thin coating of black spray paint with no protective layer or coating on top. It'll be 5 grams, if I even used that much paint.
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MrPinaColada
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tytlyf Posted at 2016-6-2 21:00
You paint the battery and props the same way.  Congrats, the extra weight will lower your flight tim ...

And painting props is probably not a great idea
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Kneepuck Posted at 2016-6-2 19:57
I kind of like it with the black and white.  That's how I left my Standard.  Looks like a flying cop ...

LOL...................
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talk2t_c
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I think (know) that if you paint the props, you will have very possible problems with vibration.
It looks really good as it is now.
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tytlyf Posted at 2016-6-3 09:00
You paint the battery and props the same way.  Congrats, the extra weight will lower your flight tim ...

Depends how thin the paint is.. it will only make a difference of seconds, it's only a few grams.
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Iiikabiii
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Dye the props in RIT synthetic dye
2016-6-3
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rodger
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The battery cover can be removed. Check Youtube. I looked at a video there on the disassembly process but I don't remember the exact title of the clip. I imagine that you want to mask out the hubs on the props? Get some "Liquid Mask" that will work fine for you. Even better yet grab some of the black props from DJI they have the yellow stripes at the tips. That will look cool.
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Rex59
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I'm in agreement with some of the others. Just leave it as it is. The black and white contrast is pretty cool.
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tytlyf Posted at 2016-6-3 09:00
You paint the battery and props the same way.  Congrats, the extra weight will lower your flight tim ...

That's true....but he will never crash....because black drones matter!
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MrPinaColada
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rodger Posted at 2016-6-3 19:50
The battery cover can be removed. Check Youtube. I looked at a video there on the disassembly proces ...

That's what I thought I read somewhere online but wasn't sure, I'll check it out
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skipilot1
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I think it looks great just the way it is. I like the contrast. Good job.
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sifu128
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Hot pink is very easy to see
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tytlyf
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leanlinao Posted at 2016-6-3 17:36
Depends how thin the paint is.. it will only make a difference of seconds, it's only a few grams.

Possibly, but even if the added weight of the paint is 5 grams, that's a 10% reduction in flight time.  Being that these weight 50 grams.
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Not A Speck Of
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Kneepuck Posted at 2016-6-3 10:57
I kind of like it with the black and white.  That's how I left my Standard.  Looks like a flying cop ...

"Looks like a flying cop car."

<cue mix up of the Dragnet theme with the Jetson's theme>

I agree. No need to paint the battery. Besides, you have more than one, right?
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MrPinaColada Posted at 2016-6-3 15:15
That's what I thought I read somewhere online but wasn't sure, I'll check it out

The one that I looked at may have been for the Inspire the more that I think of it.
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Looks good man,fly on!!!
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Kneepuck
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Not A Speck Of  Posted at 2016-6-3 17:38
"Looks like a flying cop car."

Funny,  all this time I thought your user name was just, " Not a Speck of"   I only just now saw the word Cereal in my reminder.  It is still pretty enigmatic,  but not as much as it was.{:4_177:}
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Not A Speck Of
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Kneepuck Posted at 2016-6-5 12:23
Funny,  all this time I thought your user name was just, " Not a Speck of"   I only just now saw t ...

Hey, it could still be Not A Speck Of — I like that, leaving it open to the reader add the filling!

(It's a reference to a Frank Zappa song.)

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Ken R.
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When mine came down in the woods........ The white color saved my but!
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