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Transporting the Spark in DJI's shoulder bag: Props on or off?
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TechPreacher
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I have received the Spark with the Fly More kit and I do like the size of the shoulder bag that comes with it.

I notice that a lot of people seem to place the Spark in the bag with the props on, I however have a gut feeling that the unprotected props might easily get damaged when anything puts pressure on the bag as nothing is there to stabilize them or hold them in place like the folded arms of the Mavic do.

What do experienced drone pilots say? Props on or off in the DJI shoulder bag? Thanks!

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aviscomi
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I've been carrying mine around for days and leaving the props on.  I've never taken the props off my Mavic.
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I was a bit disappointed with the combo bag.

I know you can just about fit it all in but the drone itself is not very well protected is it. I did expect a small pouch within the bag to place the spark into. I'll have to find a larger 3rd party bag to carry it all in now....shame
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Numptee Nuts Posted at 2017-6-20 04:42
I was a bit disappointed with the combo bag.

I know you can just about fit it all in but the drone itself is not very well protected is it. I did expect a small pouch within the bag to place the spark into. I'll have to find a larger 3rd party bag to carry it all in now....shame

The Mavic combo bag wasn't much better
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Thanks for the input so far. I agree that the Spark isn't protected very well in the bag but to take it along for just some hiking, I think it could work well... For longer travels or rougher adventures, I have ordered the following hard-shell case: https://www.amazon.de/Bescita-Wa ... teile/dp/B072KRWVJ7

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TechPreacher Posted at 2017-6-20 05:03
Thanks for the input so far. I agree that the Spark isn't protected very well in the bag but to take it along for just some hiking, I think it could work well... For longer travels or rougher adventures, I have ordered the following hard-shell case: https://www.amazon.de/Bescita-Wasserdichte-Hardshell-Falltasche-Ersatzteile/dp/B072KRWVJ7

Things, I would have been fine with it if they had just made it slightly bigger. However, if you are careful about the way you pack it, you can get everything in. I put the blade guards in the outside holder. I put the 3 port charger piece in the pouch on the underside of the lid. I leave one battery in the drone and then place the "brick" part of the charger where the second would go. Since it won't fit in the battery pouch I just push the battery pouch flat against the side. Voila! It's tight, but it fits.
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TechPreacher Posted at 2017-6-20 05:03
Thanks for the input so far. I agree that the Spark isn't protected very well in the bag but to take it along for just some hiking, I think it could work well... For longer travels or rougher adventures, I have ordered the following hard-shell case: https://www.amazon.de/Bescita-Wasserdichte-Hardshell-Falltasche-Ersatzteile/dp/B072KRWVJ7

I would have been fine with it if they had just made it slightly bigger. However, if you are careful about the way you pack it, you can get everything in. I put the blade guards in the outside holder. I put the 3 port charger piece in the pouch on the underside of the lid. I leave one battery in the drone and then place the "brick" part of the charger where the second would go. Since it won't fit in the battery pouch I just push the battery pouch flat against the side. Voila! It's tight, but it fits.
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I may order this case soon: http://amzn.to/2rQWABB and see how I get on with it, good price and looks well made
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A repeat from my post up above showing how everything fits in the bag:

I would have been fine with it if they had just made it slightly bigger. However, if you are careful about the way you pack it, you can get everything in. I put the blade guards in the outside holder. I put the 3 port charger piece in the pouch on the underside of the lid. I leave one battery in the drone and then place the "brick" part of the charger where the second would go. Since it won't fit in the battery pouch I just push the battery pouch flat against the side. Voila! It's tight, but it fits.




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fans429241bd Posted at 2017-6-20 06:53
A repeat from my post up above showing how everything fits in the bag:

I would have been fine with it if they had just made it slightly bigger. However, if you are careful about the way you pack it, you can get everything in. I put the blade guards in the outside holder. I put the 3 port charger piece in the pouch on the underside of the lid. I leave one battery in the drone and then place the "brick" part of the charger where the second would go. Since it won't fit in the battery pouch I just push the battery pouch flat against the side. Voila! It's tight, but it fits.

Wow. Thanks for sharing that. Crazy packing skills right there! With that tight a packing I would however be afraid that the rotors get bent out of shape by all the accessories....
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Bradders Posted at 2017-6-20 05:53
I may order this case soon: http://amzn.to/2rQWABB and see how I get on with it, good price and looks well made

I'm not sure about that case.  The top lid doesn't look structured  so anything can press down on the  props, etc.  

The best case is the one that comes with the drone.  It is so well designed. It weighs nothing, firm structured protection all around, holds extra batteries and props.  The only thing is the remote, but it seems tough enough to just be tossed into the bag with a joystick protector like they make for the mavic.

Toss the original case and remote and whatever extra batteries into your day pack and you're good to go.  That's how i'm going to use it.
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Bradders Posted at 2017-6-20 05:53
I may order this case soon: http://amzn.to/2rQWABB and see how I get on with it, good price and looks well made

i have one its very well made and well protects the spark, shame i still waiting for my spark to ship LOL
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Pre-Ordered this case from Go Professional cases.  It's scheduled to ship in a week or so.  My Mavic lives in a Go Professional case and it fits everything very securely.
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Interesting.  I finally went to pack mine last night, I'm at work now so no pics, but I took the batts off, put them in their little pouch inside.  Then I put the drone backwards from everyone on here (probs face "back" of bag). I put the 3-batt charger base (not the brick) in the back to protect the props a little more.  I put the brick on top of the batteries--it fits because batteries are off and there is a void on the spark body where the battery would be.  I just didn't put the prop guards in the front pouch yet as it looked like it would squash them.

I couldn't figure out how to get it the way the diagram that came with it suggested.  The drone body doesn't fit well between those battery pouches.  Might have to retry.  Might take pictures at some point if I remember

Thanks for the suggested approaches.

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I have now packed like this: Only remote control, prop guards, 2 batteries and the Spark are in the bag - this leaves enough room for the Spark so the mounted props don't get squashed. It seems like a silly topic but I really wanted to find the best way to pack so the Spark survives everyday use / being carried around everywhere in this bag

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TechPreacher Posted at 2017-6-21 00:58
I have now packed like this: Only remote control, prop guards, 2 batteries and the Spark are in the bag - this leaves enough room for the Spark so the mounted props don't get squashed. It seems like a silly topic but I really wanted to find the best way to pack so the Spark survives everyday use / being carried around everywhere in this bag

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Thank you! I can finally fit my spark in my bag without worrying about it getting destroyed.
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In my opinion, unless you're going to fly your spark multiple times, it is not worth it to bring your charging hub with you.  Something that costs 50 dollars might destroy an item worth 500 dollars.
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I would make a few changes.  First add a gimbal protector.  Then in case you drop the case, you want the camera facing up.
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fans429241bd Posted at 2017-6-20 05:34
I would have been fine with it if they had just made it slightly bigger. However, if you are careful about the way you pack it, you can get everything in. I put the blade guards in the outside holder. I put the 3 port charger piece in the pouch on the underside of the lid. I leave one battery in the drone and then place the "brick" part of the charger where the second would go. Since it won't fit in the battery pouch I just push the battery pouch flat against the side. Voila! It's tight, but it fits.

Check out this video, this way of packing is a tiny bit looser.
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