Super Hydrophobic Coating


#1

Has anyone used or concidered using a super hydrophobic coating on their drones?
I doubt cameras and motors wouldn’t take kindly to it but it might be useful on the rest.
Discuss…
Jim.


#2

And they’re the parts that probably need the most amount of protection :smiley:

Does the Mavic Air have a big inlet duct behind the gimbal, like the Mavic Pro does?

I think that’d be another concern re water ingress.

Still, depends what the objective I guess? Planning on flying in the rain @Mixyblob ? :thinking:


#3

No, I spend a fair while flying over a tidal river (Tavy). I was wondering if dipping the whole thing in this stuff, except motors and camera, would protect it, should the Air decide to take a dip one day.
I can’t see an air intake behind the camera but there is an air inlet or exhaust on the top at the rear.


#4

I’ve been thinking about this too - the last time I flew in fog - the M2 was SOAKING wet when it landed!

Possibly this?

Or something like this…


#5

On the basis that it’s really the internals (electronics) that need protecting, chances are any warranty/care-refresh is totally invalidated if you were to use any coatings.


#6

Good point.


#7

That’s if you’ve got care refresh
I didn’t bother so I will be damned forever
May look into this carefully though


#8

Why bother, just buy one of these!

or this one

https://www.swellpro.com/spry.html


#9

Money…


#10

The Spry is nearly as cheap as an Mavic Pro.


#11

Just thinking of maybe getting one of these swellpro drones myself,as would mean i could fly a lot more?
Only thing putting me off is it seems rather limited in range,as in only wifi?:disappointed::disappointed: