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Compact Phantom 4 Pro+ Hard Case in UK
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Mitel
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I have been searching for a hard case for my Phantom 4 Pro+.
I bought a GPC case but when it arrived it turned out to be the wrong one and the P4P+ controller doesn't fit. Noone seems to stock the GPC or Nanuk 945 here in the UK, and I have been told there is a 3 - 4 week shipping delay.


Also, even if they were available, both the GPC and Nanuk cases are quite big compared to the packaging box that the P4P+ comes in. I wonder if there is something that is similar size to the packaging case, but made with a proper resin exterior and foam interior?
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Have you checked the DJI store already?

They have a nice P4 case available there. Pricey, but nice looking.

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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-1-26 03:08
Have you checked the DJI store already?

They have a nice P4 case available there. Pricey, but nice looking.

The backpacks are awesome as well.
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-1-26 03:08
Have you checked the DJI store already?

They have a nice P4 case available there. Pricey, but nice looking.

Thanks! I have had a look at the store, but could only see a soft backpack and a hard shell backpack.

Sorry, I should have been a bit clearer. I would like a hard shell case, really one that can go as checked luggage if necessary, but also as small as possible (I know this is a bit of a contradiction).

Do DJI have a 'proper' hard shell case as well?

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Mitel Posted at 2017-1-26 03:26
Thanks! I have had a look at the store, but could only see a soft backpack and a hard shell backpack.

Sorry, I should have been a bit clearer. I would like a hard shell case, really one that can go as checked luggage if necessary, but also as small as possible (I know this is a bit of a contradiction).

For my Phantom 3 Pro, I bought the DJI hardshell backpack. Which is quite nice, very comfortable too.
But I desired more battery storage space, so acquired the Nanuk 945. As you mentioned they are hefty, but extremely well built. A little on the heavy side, but what brand of secure vault isn't? Haha.

The newer DJI hardshell is quite nice too.  
If you want a hard side case, they don't make them very small, they are all pretty much the same exterior dimensions.

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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-1-26 03:31
For my Phantom 3 Pro, I bought the DJI hardshell backpack. Which is quite nice, very comfortable too.
But I desired more battery storage space, so acquired the Nanuk 945. As you mentioned they are hefty, but extremely well built. A little on the heavy side, but what brand of secure vault isn't? Haha.

Ah, thanks then I guess that is the situation.

I would probably be okay with the Nanuk 945, but trying to buy one in the UK seems to be not easy!
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try case club, the have cases for the phantoms, they might have what you want.
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Grizz 1 Posted at 2017-1-26 06:00
try case club, the have cases for the phantoms, they might have what you want.


Yes, I had been looking at this one by CaseClub
CaseClub DJI Phantom 4 Compact Waterproof Drone Case
It is the most compact of all the hard cases I had researched at approx. 20.75 X 16.5 X 9.25 inches but still to big for me and not sure if it would take the P4P+ controller. I did email CaseClub and this is there reply on 21 December.

Hello Philip,
The ASSYCC1065409PLDJIP4 has not been tested to fit the Phantom 4 Pro plus and it will most likely not fit the integral screen. Let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you!
Sincerely,
Amanda Evango


The Nanuk 945 is a whopping 25 X 19.75 X 8.75 inches in size.
So sticking with the DJI supplied foam box for the time being - approx. 15 X 13 X 9 inches
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PhantomPhil Posted at 2017-1-26 07:58
Yes, I had been looking at this one by CaseClub
CaseClub DJI Phantom 4 Compact Waterproof Drone Case
It is the most compact of all the hard cases I had researched at approx. 20.75 X 16.5 X 9.25 inches but still to big for me and not sure if it would take the P4P+ controller. I did email CaseClub and this is there reply on 21 December.

Thanks, this does indeed look promising but I would need to wait for confirmation that the 'plus' is okay.

I wonder why no-one makes a hard jacket (i.e. resin) case that is otherwise more or less the same size and layout as the DJI packaging.
Edit: well maybe this is my answer! http://www.caseclub.com/dji-phantom-4-drone-case-factory-box.htm. Hope it fits the Pro+ pack.


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Mitel Posted at 2017-1-26 03:43
Ah, thanks then I guess that is the situation.

I would probably be okay with the Nanuk 945, but trying to buy one in the UK seems to be not easy!

I could get you a Nanuk 945 and send it to you. But besides the case cost, shipping might get pricey...

The other option, is to buy a case with pluck and pick foam, and design your own interior.
These cases can be acquired much cheaper, without the phantom cutout foam.


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PhantomPhil Posted at 2017-1-26 07:58
Yes, I had been looking at this one by CaseClub
CaseClub DJI Phantom 4 Compact Waterproof Drone Case
It is the most compact of all the hard cases I had researched at approx. 20.75 X 16.5 X 9.25 inches but still to big for me and not sure if it would take the P4P+ controller. I did email CaseClub and this is there reply on 21 December.

they will fit, but you must do a little alteration to the foam, but not a problem at all.
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-1-26 10:14
I could get you a Nanuk 945 and send it to you. But besides the case cost, shipping might get pricey...

The other option, is to buy a case with pluck and pick foam, and design your own interior.

Thank you RedHotPoker, that is a really generous offer!

Actually, I think maybe your pluck and pick idea is the way to go because I can buy the case in that format locally and save a bundle on shipping.

Also, maybe I can find a case that is roughly the same dimensions as the Case Club one.
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Grizz 1 Posted at 2017-1-26 10:25
they will fit, but you must do a little alteration to the foam, but not a problem at all.

I could live with that, but unfortunately the shipping cost to the UK is $94 - almost as much as the case itself
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Mitel Posted at 2017-1-26 23:33
Thank you RedHotPoker, that is a really generous offer!

Actually, I think maybe your pluck and pick idea is the way to go because I can buy the case in that format locally and save a bundle on shipping.

I could have bought the Nanuk 945 here and saved nearly half the cost, if I had gone that route myself.
But I opted for the phantom cutout foam, and having all the storage spaces pre cut. It was the six battery slots that sold me the most. If you take your time and layout your pattern, before you remove any of the squares of foam, you'll be fine.  Just go slow, measure twice and cut once as we say in the handy carpentry trades. Haha


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I just ordered the polar pro trekker v2. Seems flight friendly and not too big when carrying around locally. More like a regular sack. But if your a professional with extra tools may be a little on small side.
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Hobbymounts.. They may have something if you havnt already checked them out
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Mitel Posted at 2017-1-26 03:26
Thanks! I have had a look at the store, but could only see a soft backpack and a hard shell backpack.

Sorry, I should have been a bit clearer. I would like a hard shell case, really one that can go as checked luggage if necessary, but also as small as possible (I know this is a bit of a contradiction).

I've read that it is forbidden to put the Li-Po batteries into a checked luggage. So I take the hard-shell backpack as hand luggage together with batteries. Fortunately in the new P4P hard-shell backpack there are compartments for a notebook and other small items.

Do you use another smaller container to carry your batteries in a hand luggage? It is really interesting to me as I fly with my quad quite a lot.
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BashP4P+ Posted at 2017-1-27 01:08
Hobbymounts.. They may have something if you havnt already checked them out

Thanks for the link to Hobbymounts, I found the B&W case there and followed that thread to Maplins who have 2 different B&W:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/bandw- ... 4-drone-black-a78wj

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/bandw- ... 4-drone-black-a77wj

Both will need some knife work to accommodate the 'plus' display. The props off (Type 6000) case is 20.1 x 16.5 x 8.5 and the props on (Type 61) is 19.7 x 16.7 x 9.1, so both are comparable to the CaseClub size.

The manufacturer's site has large photos and more details:

http://www.b-w-international.com/product/type-6000-dji4/

http://www.b-w-international.com/product/type-61-dji4/

This review gives a good look at the box, and the foam looks better than in the photos.



I'm in 2 minds - props off - slightly less bulky, or props on for convenience!
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I have also read batteries need to be carried into hand luggage and not  checked luggage. Can you carry the whole drone in hand luggage? I rather have the p4p+ and laptop etc with me instead of sending it to checked luggage and risk losing it. Ive seen how checked luggage is treated on airplanes. Pretty bad depending on destination.
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