Intro: DJI Phantom Waterproof Skids
The standard landing skids on the DJI Phantom are too small for soft snow landing, so I designed some easy waterproof wide skids that can be made with some closed-cell packing foam.
Step 1: Find Some Packing Foam
This chunk of foam was just stored in a box waiting to be transformed into something useful.
Step 2: Form the Skids
Cut two long skid forms about 9in x 2in x 2in
Step 3: Shape the Skids
Using a sharp razor blade, cut the skids into a nice curved shape. Cut out a small slit on top for the landing gear to fit into. If the skid foam obstructs the camera, trim back at an angle to keep as large a footprint as possible.
Step 4: Attach the Skids
I used two cable zip ties to attach the foam skids to the landing gear. Now it will sit on top of the snow instead of sinking and getting stuck.