ExpoImaging Introduces Flathat Drone Pads And Drone Pad Lighting Kits

Flathat Drone Pad

With drones and drone photography becoming more and more popular, ExpoImaging is branching out into the drone accessory field. With that in mind they’ve introduced a new brand, Flathat. The first couple of products in the line are a pair of drone landing pads sized at 32- and 16-inches.

They also have a set of drone pad lighting kits for those who like to fly at night.

For more details and pricing, check out the press release below.


Watsonville, California — September 5, 2016 — ExpoImaging, Inc., creator of the new FlatHat brand of cool gear for drone pilots, today announced availability of two new collapsible drone pads and new drone pad lighting kits.

“ExpoImaging has been developing well thought-out photography gear for years. We know that drone pilots want cool gear too, so we created FlatHat Labs to focus our design ideas and help market new products to drone enthusiasts,” said Erik Sowder, ExpoImaging CEO. “Our first FlatHat products are portable drone pads that help to protect sensitive drone cameras and sensors from rotor wash kicking up dust and debris. The bold patterns enhance the drone flying experience and help to develop piloting skills by providing an easily identifiable target area for take-off and landing.”

The new patent-pending FlatHat 32” (80 cm) Collapsible Drone Pad is constructed out of durable, heavy-duty fabric mounted to a flexible spring steel frame. Weighing just 1lb., 2oz (500g), the 32” drone pad collapses to 1/3 of its expanded size, storing quickly in an included carry bag that fits easily into a backpack or laptop sleeve.

The 32” size is perfect for mid-size consumer drones like the DJI Phantom series, the DJI Inspire, the 3DR Solo, the Parrot Bebop and other similarly sized drones. The drone pad’s bold landing pattern provides an easy-to-see target, and the pad can act as a designated ‘return home’ location for drones with that capability. Included with the 32” FlatHat Collapsible Drone Pad are 3 aluminum ground stakes which can be used to help secure the drone pad in windy conditions.

The FlatHat 16” (40cm) Collapsible Drone Pad was designed for mini and nano sized drones.

Made from the same durable fabric and weighing just 3.5 oz. (100g), the 16” Drone Pad collapses and stores in a 6” diameter carry bag. The bold pattern also provides a high visibility landing target, and higher visibility for smaller, hard to see drones sitting on the ground. Ice Blue and Gamma Green FlatHat Lighting Kits are also available for the FlatHat 32” and 16” Collapsible Drone Pads. These colorful new lighting kits incorporate flexible light wires that easily attach to the perimeter of the 32” FlatHat Drone Pad, allowing for better visibility in lowlight flying conditions. The flexible light wire is cool to the touch and water resistant. The included 4-way light controller (off/constant/pulse/strobe) is powered by 2 AA batteries (not included).

Pricing and Availability

The new FlatHat 32” (80cm) Collapsible Drone Pad is priced at $39.95, and the FlatHat 16” (40cm) Collapsible Drone Pad is priced at $19.95. FlatHat Lighting Kits are priced at $19.95. FlatHat products can be purchased through ExpoImaging’s dealer network in the US and online as well as through ExpoImaging’s international distributors. Find FlatHat products online at flathatlabs.com.


• FlatHat Labs, a new brand by ExpoImaging, Inc., introduces portable 32” (80 cm) and 16” (40cm) Collapsible Drone Pads for drone pilots.

• Ice Blue and Gamma Green FlatHat Lighting Kits are also available for the drone pads. They illuminate the perimeter of the drone pad for low-light flying conditions.

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