Things that happen with Dye and Propellers when bored
I saw a post on one of the Phantom 3 forums I follow about dyeing the stock white P3 propellers different colors using RIT fabric dye. I did a couple test runs with props that were on when a hemlock jumped out and swatted my drone.
The results are above – I think that the blue came out better than the purple, but the purple was the first test I did. What I figured out with the blue is:
- Heat water to 160° F
- Pour into pyrex dish
- Add the dye, then add more than you think you need
- Stir it up and lay the prop in the dye
- walk away – don’t fiddle with it, pull it out to check it, just leave it the hell alone
- wait 15m and check color
- If not the color depth desired, repeat above step as needed
- If desired color has been reached take it out, wash with cold tap water and dry
The purple still has some white on the edges, but this was a slightly damaged prop so it may be related. The blue is a dark denim color and looks consistent and IMO amazing. I think I will do a pair in the blue and a pair in red – red in front, blue in back – will make it easier to see the direction the Phantom is facing from altitude.
Now to find a skin wrap for the drone that I like… the white is already boring the hell outta me 🙂