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Navigation light for helping manned aircraft to spot drone
187 5 2017-9-13 19:26:49
Kopteristi
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I've bought several light systems over years for better visibility of the drone for manned aircraft's but never found anything bright enough. None of these are well visible at daytime from 200+ meters away from ground or manned aircraft. Last summer on different festivals where I was filming I shared airspace with few local Cessna pilots and after session I asked them if they noticed me and my Inspire 2 and they never did. I flew always below 150m (Finland) and they flew minimum 200 m but still it is kind of scary to look from the ground as collision looks to be close. Pilots said they definitely do not approach area if saw drone even we had 50 m cap on altitude.
Any link to really bright systems is appreciated if there is some. First priority is other aircraft's and secondary priority is visibility for the ground viewer. After fpv flight would be nice to spot copter easier.

2017-9-13 19:26:49
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Des_B
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Try typing " Strobon Cree" into your search engine
2017-9-14 02:05:29
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LW UAS
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As mentioned by Des_B, a great solution is the Flytron Strobon Cree. I purchased mine through ReadymadeRC. Another brighter solution is the DS-30, and you can find mod versions ready for a variety of drones here: https://flyhighusa.com/product-c ... ly-packages/page/3/
2017-9-14 09:51:57
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Kopteristi
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Thanks for suggestions!
i've been skeptical for any LED - solutions based on earlier experiences but this DS-30 seems most promising so far. Typically led - is very focused directional light but DS-30 seems to have some sort of lens to shatter light around.
4 days ago
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DJI-Mark
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Hi, just a word of caution. Here is an issue with those types of lights to be aware  of: https://phantompilots.com/thread ... lone-lights.105546/
3 days ago
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Kopteristi
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DJI-Mark Posted at 2017-9-16 07:07
Hi, just a word of caution. Here is an issue with those types of lights to be aware  of: https://phantompilots.com/threads/compass-errors-after-adding-strobon-standalone-lights.105546/

Thanks Mark. Compass and GPS surroundings should be free for external metal components. For Inspires it's nose and top.
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