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Hi,

I am looking for a decent landing pad. I know there is a banner type on the net that can be pegged down but wondered if there was anything that could fold up small enough to put in a rucksack and light enough to carry around?

Thanks in advance.
2016-3-21
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Harb
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I Just use a rubber Mat, but I have also used an old photographic reflector as well...... the round ones that twist and fold.
2016-3-21
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rodger
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I picked up a nice one at  tomstechtime.com
2016-3-21
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Harb Posted at 2016-3-21 18:30
I Just use a rubber Mat, but I have also used an old photographic reflector as well...... the round  ...

I second the old photographic reflector. Really simple and compact. And even if you don't have an old one...they are super cheap.
2016-3-21
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Harb Posted at 2016-3-21 18:30
I Just use a rubber Mat, but I have also used an old photographic reflector as well...... the round  ...

that's actually a nice solution!
2016-3-21
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Harb
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its keeps all the crud out of the motors on take off and landing
2016-3-22
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FMC Limited
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thanks chaps.

i looked at the photo graphical reflector, with the wind how it is in the uk it would end up lighting with the wind. think a fabrication is in hand here me thinks lol

thanks for the advise and help though
2016-3-22
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I use a 3 ft x 4 ft square rug out of an suv, it's nice cause it rolls up.
2016-3-22
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Landing Pad

I fly a lot at construction sites and beaches, not a great place to land your bird. I found a great folding camping table at a Gander Mountain store. Photo link is below. I have never had problems with gear coming down on auto. The bird seems to see the pad just fine. Never had a mishap. It does require a bit of  skill landing but no big deal, you could practice on a hard surface with the tables legs folded up with no danger to your bird. Second link is on the job.
Cheers,
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xz08m5 ... n%20Tabke.jpeg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2euiq9 ... the%20job.jpeg?dl=0
2016-7-8
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RichJ53
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I put this on another thread
Quote from other thread"""
The landing pad is made by HoodMan and this is the 3 foot pad!! Just big enough for the Inspire 1. They also have the 5 foot version ($130).... I think it is very nice to have when flying in areas in the mountains and rivers. Most likely will use this at the coast (beach) to keep it out of the sand.
http://hoodmanusa.com/cgi/commer ... ction&key=HDLP3

Rich



2016-7-8
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RichJ53
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So I have the link to yesterdays flight on the new FW (quick edit)
You can see the one I am using at the end of the video

https://www.skypixel.com/videos/ ... 9-92fb-63f090fdbe70


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2016-7-8
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RichJ53 Posted at 2016-7-8 21:16
I put this on another thread
Quote from other thread"""
The landing pad is made by HoodMan and this  ...

Cool, they released the smaller version I'd talked to them about a while back...
2016-7-9
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This is what I use...

http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/ ... hres_446152897.jpeg
2016-7-9
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Dave/M Posted at 2016-7-9 10:29
Cool, they released the smaller version I'd talked to them about a while back...

The small one is nice and easy to use... The P4 is perfect for this one... The Inspire fits but you need to be on top of the controls especially if it is windy!

I like it and it weights about 3 pounds.

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2016-7-9
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c.franklin1 Posted at 2016-7-9 13:04
This is what I use...

http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/c/e/a/1/highres_446152897.jpeg

Nice... did you make this? What are the spec's and cost?

Rich
2016-7-9
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RichJ53 Posted at 2016-7-9 15:17
The small one is nice and easy to use... The P4 is perfect for this one... The Inspire fits but yo ...

A little tricky in wind ! But works

My home made LZ pad

My home made LZ pad
2016-7-10
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Dave/M Posted at 2016-7-10 08:24
A little tricky in wind ! But works

Dave
That's looks nice and it looks like you can just fit!  I think the idea is great

Thanks for sharing
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2016-7-10
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/prod ... 2_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

2016-7-10
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RichJ53 Posted at 2016-7-10 06:17
Nice... did you make this? What are the spec's and cost?

Rich

I purchased it from Amazon for 48.00. Here is the link
https://www.amazon.com/Bestem-Ae ... nding/dp/B011N94IYK
2016-7-11
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malvern Posted at 2016-7-10 10:08
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/prod ... 2_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That's another great idea! hopefully the landing area is big enough so you stay on the table    How does the prop blast work with this? Is it easy to blow around in the wind?

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2016-7-11
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c.franklin1 Posted at 2016-7-11 10:14
I purchased it from Amazon for 48.00. Here is the link
https://www.amazon.com/Bestem-Aerial-BT-IN ...


that's a good price and looks nice with the Inspire on the top.  Thanks for sharing the link.

edit:
PS: the link on Amazon now shows the price at $60....  
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RichJ53 Posted at 2016-7-11 18:32
That's another great idea! hopefully the landing area is big enough so you stay on the table    Ho ...

I only use that for my P4 take off and landings. But it's brill for the job.
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RichJ53 Posted at 2016-7-12 01:33
that's a good price and looks nice with the Inspire on the top.  Thanks for sharing the link.

edi ...

I purchased this about a year ago. I guess it's popular. Justifying the price hike.
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RichJ53 Posted at 2016-7-12 01:33
that's a good price and looks nice with the Inspire on the top.  Thanks for sharing the link.

edi ...

I purchased this about a year ago. I guess it's popular. Justifying the price hike.
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RichJ53 Posted at 2016-7-12 01:33
that's a good price and looks nice with the Inspire on the top.  Thanks for sharing the link.

edi ...

I purchased this about a year ago. I guess it's popular. Justifying the price hike.
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Homemade landing pad with battery RGB strip lighting and strech film wrap over the table top, the legs are detachable. Makes take off and landing look a little more dignified.
2016-7-11
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malvern Posted at 2016-7-12 04:21
Homemade landing pad with battery RGB strip lighting and strech film wrap over the table top, the l ...

That's definitely useful for when lighting isn't that great. Well done.
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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2016-7-11 22:53
That's definitely useful for when lighting isn't that great. Well done.

Can be seen from 495ft altitude. But it looks like one pixel from so far away, table top is 50cm sq, aslo the lights flash on and off.
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c.franklin1 Posted at 2016-7-11 12:38
I purchased this about a year ago. I guess it's popular. Justifying the price hike.

I got your message three time....  Maybe they improved it since you brought yours??

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2016-7-11
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malvern Posted at 2016-7-11 12:30
I only use that for my P4 take off and landings. But it's brill for the job.


I really notice the difference between my P4 and the Inspire landing on my 3' pad and if it is windy all bets are off.
The LED pad is really cool too...

Rich
2016-7-11
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I just use a large door rubber mat. Simple, cheap, easy to roll together and transport. I have a smaller mat for the P3/P4, and a larger one for the Inspire.
2016-7-12
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