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Microraptor Case is AWESOME!!!
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mackie1604
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Damn I love this thing.  It's big, and heavy.....but it's tough....and has wheels.


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RedHotPoker
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Hey gee, The case looks great, very sturdy, and quite attractive as well.
I would like to believe that it's nearly bomb proof... But your kilometers may vary hahaha!!
Yeah, a comical Canadian here.

Now if you will pardon me, I have a dumb question to ask you.
Hey bud, behind the Phantom case in pic 2, Is that a photograph poster/picture on the wall, or a window to your world?
I really like it. I mean I REALLY LIKE IT!! If that's your view, you are already living the high life...
& Have you got enough Nivea? ;-)

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RedHotPoker Posted at 2015-6-2 12:29
Hey gee, The case looks great, very sturdy, and quite attractive as well.
I would like to believe th ...

Just a photo from Ikea.  And all the stuff is a coupon run my wife did today........All that was $12.  :-)
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I ordered one awhile ago.....still waiting for it to come in. I also bought a water resistant backpack unit which is much lighter.  I wanted both options, but this one is for transport and allows for leaving the props on.
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Great Choice! and excellent colour taste might I add you clearly know your stuff! look what arrived at mine this morning

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Daninho
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Those cases are nice but those are 200 dollar cases. I think those cases make sense when you travel with your P3 by plane because it protects the Phantom3 during the flight. I however never take my phantom with me in foreign countries etc.. I just need something for my car, that the phantom will not slide around during the drive. Such a case would be overkill for me, this is probably good for a safari as well : ) I will buy one of those 50 dollar P3 backpacks in china and that is even overkill for just driving around.
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I'm like you. Not traveling the globe with Phantom in hand. But I do 'rYde' a '13 Can Am SpYder RS-S .
I couldn't strap those large cases to my rear seat! And I doubt a Phantom 3 even with blades removed
would ride in the "frunk" cargo space. I must find something that could ride safely behind me.
And the back pack method seems most likely.
Although I would much prefer something that could be bungied to the rear passenger handles. Suppose the same back pack would be great for that.
I was leaning towards a large soft sided camera bag, as there are plenty designs of those, lots of protective padding and at slightly cheaper cost.

Something Else that I just noticed in both posts with pictures, but couldn't figure out where it would be used.
What is the metal bit in the top right corner of those cases  when they are open, laying flat?
If appears to be threaded in the centre.
I have heard several guys here mentioning they're landing on their cases?

Obviously the hard shell back packs or others, don't have that large flat surface to play with.
If I do buy a nice large case like those, you lucky guys own, I would like to cut out a stencil
and spray paint an actual helicopter landing pad/circle on it.
Something thee 'magical' visual positioning sensors could lock on to, real good.

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RedHotPoker Posted at 2015-6-2 16:04
I'm like you. Not traveling the globe with Phantom in hand. But I do 'rYde' a '13 Can Am SpYder RS-S ...

I guess thats another ideal use for those cases. You have an interesting vehicle
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2015-6-2 16:04
I'm like you. Not traveling the globe with Phantom in hand. But I do 'rYde' a '13 Can Am SpYder RS-S ...

I like your stencil idea I will definately be using my case as a landing/takeoff pad that was another reason why i opted for the Hardshell.

The metal tin in the top right is a reusable hydroabsorbent canister to absorb any moisture within the case. The "threaded" part you see is actually a little window where you can see the orange silica crystals inside, once they turn clear you just slap it in the oven for 3 hours and its good as new again great little addition to the case - Adam
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I may be wrong but looks exactly like the Seahorse SE920 with the foam custom done? My guess is it the same shell for sure. I plucked the foam from a SE920 and then used plasti-dip rubber coating on the top surface (like the blue top on the Microrapter case's foam).  Looks the same and price was about $85 less at amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Seahorse-S ... ords=seahorse+se920
They are definitely well made and heavy duty.
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coherent Posted at 2015-6-2 23:03
I may be wrong but looks exactly like the Seahorse SE920 with the foam custom done? My guess is it t ...

Probably the same case, but with the cutouts, prop holders, and all the extras you get, it's worth the $200 for a package.
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Question can you fit an Ipad air 2 in there with the rest of the stuff?
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Rift Posted at 2015-6-3 00:09
Question can you fit an Ipad air 2 in there with the rest of the stuff?

Yes easily - Adam
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Awesome!!! What I really like about these hard shell cases is that they can provide a place to take off from and land on uneven terrain, along with all that protection.
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Rift Posted at 2015-6-3 02:25
Awesome!!! What I really like about these hard shell cases is that they can provide a place to tak ...

That was my plan....use it as a heli pad......
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RedHotPoker
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The desiccant to remove moisture in the case, is a good thought and idea.  As I already stated in earlier in this thread, if I should buy a hard side case like those,
I would like to cut out a stencil, and spray paint a helicopter landing pad/circle on mine.
Using some color combination the Phantom 3 could lock onto, visually.
I wonder which color/s would be best suited for that?
Anyone have an idea which color would be best used? Or avoided...
I was thinking a flourescent green or bright orange...
& At night, my black light would power it up... ;-)

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RedHotPoker Posted at 2015-6-3 04:11
The desiccant to remove moisture in the case, is a good thought and idea.  As I already stated in ea ...

I think a good contrast between the colours would be more important than the actual colour itself - Adam
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coherent Posted at 2015-6-2 23:03
I may be wrong but looks exactly like the Seahorse SE920 with the foam custom done? My guess is it t ...

I have the orange version of this as well and my P3 fits awesome.   Look around on Amazon there are ones with free shipping directly from Amazon.

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I too bought this case.    Best thing I did for the Phantom.   Probably not the best idea if you are hiking to spots over rough terrain.   But otherwise, I love it.    Everything fits perfectly and there's more than enough room for accessories, etc.   BTW, I got the yellow.   It's easy to see on cam from the air for that landing pad you guys are talking about.   I highly recommend it if you are looking for a reasonable hard case.
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MikeAngelo Posted at 2015-6-3 10:32
I too bought this case.    Best thing I did for the Phantom.   Probably not the best idea if you are ...

Do you really leave the propellers on when carrying in those cases?
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Also own the Microraptor in yellow...but dudes, don't try to land on it.  Take off from it if you must, but practice hand-catching for times on rough terrain. A bad landing on a flat surface might scuff the props, but a bad landing off an elevated pad will be nasty..
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lightpanther Posted at 2015-6-3 10:44
Do you really leave the propellers on when carrying in those cases?

It's meant to keep the props on......that's why they have those poles to keep the props from moving.

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lightpanther Posted at 2015-6-3 10:44
Do you really leave the propellers on when carrying in those cases?

Heres a video I made to prove its safe to leave the props attached...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18843775/caseshut2.mov

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Adamation Posted at 2015-6-3 13:33
Heres a video I made to prove its safe to leave the props attached...

https://dl.dropboxuserconte ...

Nice video!!!
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lightpanther Posted at 2015-6-3 10:44
Do you really leave the propellers on when carrying in those cases?

I leave the props on most of the time when doing casual carrying of the case.  If I'm going across something rough or plan on throwing the thing around, the props are coming off.    But most of the time, yeah, it's more than safe to keep the props in place.  Smart design with the prop guards in the case.
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MikeAngelo Posted at 2015-6-4 09:32
I leave the props on most of the time when doing casual carrying of the case.  If I'm going across ...

There does seem to be a niche market open for some kind of carrier that caters to a short journey of a few miles in a car, and enables the props to be left on. In other words, NOT a hard case that assumes the Phantom will be strapped to an elephant's back while crossing the Ganges, and NOT a backpack that assumes extended hiking in the mountains of Iran.
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lightpanther Posted at 2015-6-4 09:47
There does seem to be a niche market open for some kind of carrier that caters to a short journey o ...

It's got wheels for that......just tie the case to the elephants tail.   you're all good  : )~
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Nice one!!!
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indeed, but seriously, it's a bit overkill for just a hop of a few miles down the road. I wonder if there's a way to secure the props for a short car journey, again without forking $200 for a case. I have a backpack, which I anticipate using too, but it's also overkill for this particular purpose.
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lightpanther Posted at 2015-6-4 10:38
indeed, but seriously, it's a bit overkill for just a hop of a few miles down the road. I wonder if ...

I bough the hard shell case for P3 Dji em, it will come today, will post comments!
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leoamartinez@gm Posted at 2015-6-5 18:40
I bough the hard shell case for P3 Dji em, it will come today, will post comments!

Actually, for the low level purpose I described above, I'm finding that transporting the P3 in the lower portion of the molded packing that comes with the original box (but not the box itself), is quite sufficient (bearing in mind that I am only talking about basic protection for *short* car journeys). This keeps it secure, so long as that overall structure is itself secure, and enables you to keep the propellers on without any real problems.

However, in this situation I am talking aboout flying immediately when you exit your car...not having an additional walk to a flight site.
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My P3P lives inside a Microraptor Case and it fits like a glove. I like how smooth the handles feel and like the slide out puller too. Quality case for $200.
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