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Malc

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Are phone sunscreens any help? Even with the brightness up full, I find seeing my screen really difficult. What do you all think?
 

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Are phone sunscreens any help? Even with the brightness up full, I find seeing my screen really difficult. What do you all think?
A sun shade that surrounds screen from all 4 sides and has a depth of at least 4 inches makes a HUGE difference.

If you can stand in the shade that helps too (but not always an option).

Not being able to see your screen is a major safety issue even when constant VLOS. Hard to get decent video if you can't frame your subject as well

The only time I can get away without a shade is a.m. and p.m. "golden hours".
 

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I use a 3-side sun hood and for me it was one of the most important accessories for my spark. When you are on a field with no shadows the little hood improves the readability of your screen a lot. Got mine for under 10€ from Amazon. This kind fits also when you use your phone on the "intended" place

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I did begin with a 3M anti-glare shield and, after
an advice on our forum, get a sunshade.
Big improve. The sunshade is a must.
I then removed the anti-glare, did a couple of flights,
but the iPad is a like a mirror. So reinstall an anti-glare. I use both...
 

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I did begin with a 3M anti-glare shield and, after
an advice on our forum, get a sunshade.
Big improve. The sunshade is a must.
I then removed the anti-glare, did a couple of flights,
but the iPad is a like a mirror. So reinstall an anti-glare. I use both...
That's also my setup and it's great!
 

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This is about the only Spark accessory that I don't own. Definitely going to get one. As for IMHO on the most important accessory - landing legs !
Yeah - I agree. I have the springy landing legs and like them. I wish I could find a deeper case so the Spark would fit with the legs attached...
 
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Are phone sunscreens any help? Even with the brightness up full, I find seeing my screen really difficult. What do you all think?
Made my own 3-sided screen and it works quite well! Took cardboard and cut 3 pieces, one for the back and two sides, slightly smaller (about 1mm) than they should be. Then laminated them with a 2mm gap in between and cut them out along the outside. The lamination creates a nice hinge when folding in three.
On the inside, I stuck black velvet and velcro strips on the outside to strap to the handcontroller.
Works great!
 

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