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pantera989
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Hi guys, I jsut purchased an DJI Phantom 3 Hardshell backpack, which was pictured as looking like this (and is how it looks on the DJI store):





However, the one I recived looks like this(this picture makes it look good, in reality, the plastic looks cheap and shiny rather):




Did I get a cheap fake, or are there just differnt versions of the DJI bag?
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ryan209
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The hardshell I've seen on the DJI site has a "DJI" logo where the picture of the quad appears on this bag.   Looks similar to the 3rd party phantom 3 hard shell bags I've seen all over eBay.  I'd say probably a knockoff.  this is the pic I see on DJI's site
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Michael M
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looks like you got a fake. return it while you can
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kjmarsola
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Michael M Posted at 2016-1-27 17:57
looks like you got a fake. return it while you can

Yes, it's a fake, I bought one, knowingly, on ebay last month for $43.95, with free  US shipping from California.
I received it in 5 days.  Although it is a knock-off,  I am extremely happy with it.  I have never seen a DJI bag, but I don't think that it could be much better.
If I could venture a guess, I would assume this case is produced in the SAME factory as the DJI case, and sold unbranded.

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kjmarsola@gmail Posted at 2016-1-27 18:10
Yes, it's a fake, I bought one, knowingly, on ebay last month for $43.95, with free  US shipping f ...

I just checked my ebay history, I purchased this item on Dec 1st, for $49.80 with free shipping, now it is selling for $72.60 with free shipping.
By the way,  I have used this  case for almost 2 months, and it is extremely rugged, I don't think my Phantom, could get damaged unless it was intentional.
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Geebax
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DJI have sold several versions, one branded, the other not. The look of them tends to change. As long as it does the job, it matters not.
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pantera989
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Internally is looks great, and looks like it will do a good job, it's just the glossy fake plasticy looks of the outside that is putting me off. If the DJI fits well in it when I get home I'll probably end up keeping it as it's probably not worth the time and hassle sending it back for a refund. I would have been fine if it was a knock off and looked the same as pictured on there site (The DJI looking one, although without the DJI logo)
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pantera989@gmai Posted at 2016-1-27 18:22
Internally is looks great, and looks like it will do a good job, it's just the glossy fake plasticy  ...

Looks like DJIs first gen back pack. If im not mistaken, that one has a slot for a device whereas the current ones do not.
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Paniza
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pantera989@gmai Posted at 2016-1-27 18:22
Internally is looks great, and looks like it will do a good job, it's just the glossy fake plasticy  ...

If I were you, I would try to find somebody close there with a DJI one so you can compare with the "original" one.

Sounds less work... if you can find one.
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RedHotPoker
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Yes, aside from a few cosmetic differences like those four feet, and the logo, they do "look" remarkably alike.  But that's probably where the symilarities end.
From what I gather, and that was over a period of some time, a couple of months. The zipper may be inferior as well as the stitching.
Please pay particular attention to the stitches attaching the shoulder straps. It might be worthwhile having a local shoemaker,  go over that top portion, where they attach to the top case.
Place your device, under the foam of the back/lid, if you need storage for it.

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Northofthe49th
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Wow, that is tough..
Just imagine phoning your buddy who also has a Phantom and one of those "fakes"..and calling him to ask him if you could stop by to compare "bags"..
Going to be ill now...{:3_56:}
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dewayt
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I have the DJI bag that came with my phantom, my friend bought the one pictured here without the DJI logo and it shipped from china. Apart from the outer paint/coating... the inside foam inserts, cuts etc..look exactly the same. Infact the bags are almost identical apart from the cover.
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pantera989
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Got home and put the drone in it, everything fits pretty nice, except the controller which is a bit loose and can move around. The should straps (which look identical to the authentic DJI bag), are incredibly small, almost as if the bag is designed for children. I have to have it at it's largest, and I'm not exactly a big guy. It also means the "chest strap" is more of a collarbone strap/neck choker.
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