Rotor Colour

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Rotor Colour

Post by Hogosha » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:04 pm

I just saw a video of a commercial Quadrocopter and it had 2 Black rotors and 2 in neon orange. The two neon orange ones marked the front of the quadrocopter.
I think that could help a lot to recognize the orientation in air.

Perhaps a good idea for the next Gen? ;)

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Re: Rotor Colour

Post by tobias » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:20 am

We actually tried getting the rotors in different colours but it turned out to be too expensive. For the future it might be possible but for now I guess you could paint them (making them balanced might be hard though).

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Re: Rotor Colour

Post by cracklecrackle » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:07 pm

I think the LEDs on the crazyflie help much more to orientate than colored rotors, the rotors spin very fast, i don't think that it would be possible to see much of them.

If the LEDs are hard to see in daylight some neoncolored tape would do it, but i wouldn't tape it on the rotors, better on the front site of the board. By flying RC helicopters i learned that little balance differences on rotors can cause really bad vibrations, bad for the motors and for the fun.
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