We have been on a mission for a while to come up with some ‘reflective’ skins – and have been investigating different vinyls for the purpose. When we make skins, we need some quite specific properties of the vinyl – it needs to be flexible, easy to apply and easy to remove and whilst there are a lot of vinyls out there that are reflective, we found only a couple that meet the basic requirements for us.
We have tested these out over the last few days and unfortunately have found they don’t have the impact that we would like to! Our customers tell us they want a reflective skin to increase visibility of the drone in the sun, and at night – but with the small size of the drones, and generally darker graphics, unfortunately we found that visibility just wasn’t increased enough to justify the extra cost we would need to charge!
Whilst we will continue our hunt for different solutions, at this stage we won’t be offering a reflective skin option.
We have previously also investigated Glow in the Dark skins as well – which some refer to as reflective vinyls – but the vinyls for these are not good for making skins unfortunately either!
So, what do we think is the best ‘visibility’ solution – we recommend a strobe light, or a couple of strobes for managing orientation of your drone.