Introducing the New FlatHat™ Collapsible Drone Pads and Drone Pad Lighting Kits

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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 to illuminate the drone pad's perimeter during low-light flying conditions.

FlatHat Collapsible Drone Pads and Lighting Kits

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.

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 under the ExpoDisc and Rogue brands 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 low-light 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

About FlatHat Labs

Created by ExpoImaging, FlatHat Labs develops cool gear for drone pilots. “Flat hatting” was a term coined by World War II pilots to refer to unauthorized low-level flying and stunting. FlatHat products aim to help drone pilots have more fun while flying. The FlatHat Collapsible Drone Pad is patent-pending. Learn more at

About ExpoImaging, Inc.

Founded in 2004, ExpoImaging, Inc. markets, designs, manufactures and distributes innovative camera accessories to the photographic market, and now introduces FlatHat Labs accessories for drones. ExpoImaging is the pioneer in white balance filters and manufactures ExpoDisc White Balance Filters, Rogue FlashBenders, Rogue Diffusion Panels, Rogue Grid, Rogue Flash Gels, and Rogue Safari. ExpoImaging is also the exclusive US distributor of CapBuckle, and Ray Flash: The Ring Light Adapter. These unique products are available at select photography dealers worldwide or online at,,, and

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