Separate names with a comma.
Sign up and join the fastest growing Yuneec drone community.
Has anyone found a lens hood or made one for the CGO3P?
This would be a nice addition. It would have to be very light as to not mess up the gimbal balance.
Actually I wonder now if it's a good idea, imagine flying forward even with no wind, thats a 45kph wind acting on it, it could act like a sail, catching the wind and ripping the gimbal off...it would have to be used with lots of caution..
Just needs to be a shade with lots of open areas on the sides to let air out but I see where your coming from. I think I will let others try it first.
I have made one out of a Tesco shaving cream can domed plastic top.
I was looking at a French Dressing bottle top but I thought it might give vinaigretting.
Yikes, first story teller doesn't stand a chance here.
How about Ranch Dressing for MOOING around.
You're just trying to milk it
I made a lens hood from a old pocket diary cover which was made of soft plastic, and fitted it to a gopro hero 3 black edition which was installed on a zemuse gimbal, this worked really well eliminating prop shadow, jellow, and shielding from direct sun light flaring, I intend to try this on my CGO3+ camera sometime the only difficulty I can foresee is the shape of the camera and lens, looking at the polar pro nd filter the actual circumference is larger which would make it easier to attach a home made lens hood, the previous one I made was secured with a small strip of magic tape and the whole thing weighed next to nothing it protruded from the lens about 5mm at the top and cut at a angle just above the half way mark of the lens.
All right, a straight man, mweir. On with the show.
I did exactly the same on my go-pro on a zenmuse gimbal, but I'm really worried about the aerodynamics of putting an open bucket on ball camera. The zenmuse/go-pro was about as aerodynamic as a brick and it could take a lot of abuse. The CGO3P I suspect is a bit more sensitive, (and a better gimbal).
I'm thinking whatever it is will have to break at a very low force so the hood breaks itself or breaks off the gimbal long before it puts notable strain onto the gimbal. Maybe a light plastic sheet like that from a notebook, with the seal joining the two ends of the hood just barely holding then together might be safe or a trap door..if you like, so the larger top or bottom section is stuck onto the rest and is only very lightly held on.
I have tried this crude prototype. Works well to a point but as you state it may be introducing vibrations in wind. Will be doing further tests. Produced from part of a shaving cream can's plastic top. Did not have any matte black paint so used a bit of gaffer tape. This increases weight a fraction.
I would try cutting the sides down at a angle it does not need to be straight, also you may get away with removing more of the overhang over the lens, when I done one for my gopro I was surprised how much I had to remove in trial and error flights, I would also say that only use a flexible plastic for the hood, anything rigid in a crash will cause far greater damage, also keeping the size to a bare minimum its not going to cause to much drag on the gimbal, from your first picture it looks like black gaffer tape I would be inclined to only use magic tape its lighter and would also break off easier than gaffer tape if you was unfortunate to hit something.
I made that in a hurry! Now going for the mk.2 as it is raining today. Just bought some matte black paint. Taking your points on board.