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Hi-aerial Hood (better than Hoodman) 50% off last day!
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stealle
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Hey fellow forum members!  I've been looking at this hi-aerial hood for quite sometime. I've read some reviews. It sounds like people who have owned and used both the Hoodman and the Hi-Aerial prefer the Hi-Aerial.  I've been holding off ordering because I'm not flying much in the winter and I didn't want to shell out $$ if possibly I need a different size come March when I plan to buy the much anticipated an iPad mini 5. However, I just checked the website and the Hi-Aerial Hood has been 50% off since Dec. 23! Sale ends tomorrow!  At 50% off I decided to order one. I can use it with my current iPad Mini 2 and hopefully it will still fit the next gen iPad mini model. As a side note, the iPad Mini 2 works flawless with the Mavic but my kid doesn't always want to give it up... I need to get my own, he he.

I can not personally confirm whether the Hi-Aerial hood is better than the Hoodman, but the reviews look good. If nothing else guys, if you've been looking at the Hoodman but don't want to spend that much, this is a great time to jump on an alternative at a cheaper price! I'm getting mine for $45 free shipping no tax. I'll try to post a review when I get mine and try it out.

Here is all the info I have about the Hi-Aerial Hood:
To place an order, visit the website to figure out what model you want: https://www.mikeharrisaerials.com/hi-aerial-.html .  If you want to order, you need to send an email to the seller Mike Harris ( mikeharrisaerials@gmail.com ) and tell him what model you want and your paypal email address. He will in turn email you a paypal invoice for your order to make payment via paypal.  I have sent him a few emails and he always personally responds.

Review on phantompilots.com
http://www.phantompilots.com/thr ... really-works.90765/

Review on DJI forum
http://forum.dji.com/thread-57797-1-1.html

YouTube video from Hi-Aerial

Just FYI, I just got another email from Mike Harris with more info.  The sale ends at Midnight (MST) on January 1st. I wish I would have noticed this sale on December 23 so I could have given you guys an earlier heads up.

Mike is located in Canada but the product ships from NY, USA.  So, it ships free in USA, but I think it must ship free to Canada as well. They seem to cater to Apple products, these products are ready to ship. But they will custom make a hood for Android as well. It takes about a month for custom orders. I believe they charge the same low price for custom orders.  The product is made from some stiff material (maybe plastic) that appears to be covered in a vinyl or faux leather. There are magnets in various locations throughout the design that allow for quick assembly and hold it together very well. I very clever design.  I'm sure some of you will be concerned about interference from the magnets.  That should not be a concern. There are already lots of magnets located in the iPad itself. Also, other hood manufacturers such as those sold by aerialdroneaccessories.com use magnets in their design and have not had any problems. Anyway, Mike liked the product so much for his own personal and commercial use that he became a distributor. I can't wait to get mine!

EDIT: The prices on the website were not changed to reflect the sale. You get 50% off whatever price you see on the website.
2016-12-31
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I have the Hi-Aerial hood and had the Hoodman. This one is far better. The way the Hoodman mounts to the device is poor. It isn't very secure and lets light in at the bottom.
The Hi-aerial has a better profile at the top. (Notch for yer nose.) Also better access to device through softer elastic slats. Hoodman had very stiff elastic which was very difficult to get through.
If you get one, make sure you get one with the extension. (Not much use without it.)
I am not connected with either company. I have owned both and find the Hi-Aerial to be far better. The build quality is excellent and the magnets holding it together rock! Beats the brakes out of Velcro.
See: http://forum.dji.com/thread-57797-1-1.html
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Aeromirage Posted at 2016-12-31 18:13
I have the Hi-Aerial hood and had the Hoodman. This one is far better. The way the Hoodman mounts to the device is poor. It isn't very secure and lets light in at the bottom.
The Hi-aerial has a better profile at the top. (Notch for yer nose.) Also better access to device through softer elastic slats. Hoodman had very stiff elastic which was very difficult to get through.
If you get one, make sure you get one with the extension. (Not much use without it.)

I just placed an e-mail to Mike . Hopefully even if this goes into Monday he will honor the price of half off.  I also own the Hoodman and am very happy , but your glowing review has me smitten , also I have a 2nd RC transmitter that I train others on and the sun Is a real challenge.

Hope I am as pleased as you brother

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Thanks for the Heads up on this , I own the Hoodman but need another on for my Camera operator or Trainee.  Hope it is as good as the reviews, I really like my Hoomdman but Aeromirage is a very knowledgeable member ( and friend )  and I trust his advice.

Thanks again

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Donnie Stugots Posted at 2017-1-1 07:53
I just placed an e-mail to Mike . Hopefully even if this goes into Monday he will honor the price of half off.  I also own the Hoodman and am very happy , but your glowing review has me smitten , also I have a 2nd RC transmitter that I train others on and the sun Is a real challenge.

Hope I am as pleased as you brother

It should be fine. I talked to Mike yesterday. As long as he gets your email order by Midnight (Mountain Standard Time) tonight, you are good to go. I look forward to hearing your comparison between the Hoodman and the Hi-Aerial, Donnie!  I can't wait to get mine!

LAST DAY FOR THIS SALE GUYS!
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Donnie Stugots Posted at 2017-1-1 07:56
Thanks for the Heads up on this , I own the Hoodman but need another on for my Camera operator or Trainee.  Hope it is as good as the reviews, I really like my Hoomdman but Aeromirage is a very knowledgeable member ( and friend )  and I trust his advice.

Thanks again


You'll like it I'm sure.
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FYI, I just learned that 50% off sale does not include custom orders. So I guess that means Apple products only for the sale.

THE SALE ENDS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT (MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME)

Just trying to get the word out before the sale ends guys.  I probably won't post any more until I can review the product for myself.
Happy New Year guys!

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Aeromirage Posted at 2017-1-1 09:16
You'll like it I'm sure.

I was going to get another Hoodman but since your glowing review I thought I would give it a go, just hope with the price discount , there is no drop in quality , just hope it is to move some merchandise, get the name out there etc.

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Donnie Stugots Posted at 2017-1-2 05:12
I was going to get another Hoodman but since your glowing review I thought I would give it a go, just hope with the price discount , there is no drop in quality , just hope it is to move some merchandise, get the name out there etc.

donnie

I'll be interested in your opinion about it, Donnie.  I don't have a hoodman to compare, but I took stock in the reviews I was able to find from folks like Aeromirage. I like reviews from real users that have other products (hoodman in this case) to make direct comparisons. I think we are going to like this Hi-Aerial. I can't wait. I've really been struggling with the glare. It takes some of the enjoyment out of it. I can't imagine anyone doing serious work without something like the HI-Aerial or Hoodman. I do look forward to the release of Crystalsky which might be great in full sun without a hood, but that might be out of my price range.
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stealle Posted at 2017-1-2 08:42
I'll be interested in your opinion about it, Donnie.  I don't have a hoodman to compare, but I took stock in the reviews I was able to find from folks like Aeromirage. I like reviews from real users that have other products (hoodman in this case) to make direct comparisons. I think we are going to like this Hi-Aerial. I can't wait. I've really been struggling with the glare. It takes some of the enjoyment out of it. I can't imagine anyone doing serious work without something like the HI-Aerial or Hoodman. I do look forward to the release of Crystalsky which might be great in full sun without a hood, but that might be out of my price range.

Yes, I love my Hoodman but Aeromirage gave such a review ( and he owns both ) that I figured what the heck , and for half price ....even better.  

Looking forward to receiving it and see how I like it .

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Donnie Stugots Posted at 2017-1-3 05:14
Yes, I love my Hoodman but Aeromirage gave such a review ( and he owns both ) that I figured what the heck , and for half price ....even better.  

Looking forward to receiving it and see how I like it .

Donnie, Have you gotten your hood yet?
(Tried to PM you but it wouldn't work)
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Aeromirage Posted at 2017-1-10 07:56
Donnie, Have you gotten your hood yet?
(Tried to PM you but it wouldn't work)

No, I was just going to fire off an e mail to Mike and see what is going on .  He said 3 days, not sure what is going on.  I will let you know .

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