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  1. Rayray

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    This is nothing new to you experienced copter flyers, but newbies may not be so aware.

    Noticing the dirt, dust, etc. blowing up at take-off and landing (not much pavement around here) I bought a cheap rug, carpet, 4' by 5', from Amazon for about 10-12 bucks. Works great, light enough that carrying, putting in car, is easy.

    That junk blowing up can get into the exposed camera card slot (wish they had a rubber protector over it similar to what the game cam folks have).
     
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  2. Steve Carr

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    Yup, for sure. Also helps keep the motors clean.
     
  3. Brian Mackey

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    Wow never even thought of it! I have not taken off from anything but grass and concrete in the back yard i will have to come up with something portable as well great TIP!
     
  4. druiz100

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    Just buy a square piece of wood or plexiglass and put a rubber edge on it. or those rubber pieces people use in the bottom of the big tubs. Or just go to home depot, I sure you find something
     
  5. Brian Mackey

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    I'm going with an used cardboard box , Boom done! Free, folds up flat, and small. :D
     

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    A small baby blanket works great. It's much more compact than a rigid sheet of material.
     
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    Need to be careful with some of the light stuff as it can blow around in the propwash also.
     
  8. BobW55

    BobW55 Have you place your map pin yet?
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    Roof of my van work real well.
    Just have to watch all the antennas
     
  9. charliehorse

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    I always hand land my H.
    The camera is very close to the ground.
     
  10. Picardo

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    A piece of electrical tape over the slot should be enough, shouldn't it?

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