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george_007
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Hi team!

When using the DJI soft bag designed for the Mavic Pro do you pack your Mavic with the props installed on the drone or do you remove the props before packing?

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Georg
2017-8-19
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Harbourside
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Props installed, why would you take them off ?
2017-8-19
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george_007
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They seem a bit fragile to me. I'm thinking they or the rotor shafts can get damaged when squeezed into the bag. No?
2017-8-19
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Harbourside
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Been squeezing mine into the bag since Nov 16, never had a problem.
You do have to be a little careful, no ramming it in......er......lol
2017-8-19
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GrahamG
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Yep squeeze them in, the bag is designed for that.
2017-8-19
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Mari
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My props stay on the Mavic, I do not use the DJI bag but a hardcase to transport my Mavic....
2017-8-19
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Mcflying
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I keep them on.
Only time i remove them is when i travel by plane.
2017-8-19
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QuadKid
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Mcflying Posted at 2017-8-19 12:38
I keep them on.
Only time i remove them is when i travel by plane.

This is what fits into my old Cannon Camera Shoulder Bag
It is 9" Long, 6.5" Tall & 6" Deep

1 Mavic Pro with Dome & Props attached
1 Crystal Sky 5.5" Monitor
1 Mavic Crystal Sky Mount ( 2 pieces )
1 Crystal Sky Battery
3 Mavic Batteries
1 Mavic Controller
1 set ND Filters ( 3 pieces )
1 Type "C" USB cable 3' long
1 small Phillips screwdriver 2" long ( for mounting Crystal Sky )
It all fits nicely

2017-8-19
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Fingers
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My view is to keep them fitted. The wear and tear from removing and refitting them, outweighs the risk of damaging the prop when putting in into your case. A damaged prop will cost about £4 to replace. It will cost a lot more to replace a worn out / damaged motor  fitting.  

I've got no evidence to back this up either way.

Those props are pretty tough.
2017-8-19
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Tealk
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Props installend on dji bag...no problems...never take them off since i buy my Mavic
2017-8-19
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ShadyDealer
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Never take them. Whole idea of the Mavic is quick and easy flights. Left on with DJI bag although I now use a clamshell case as it’s so much easier to get the Mavic out.
2017-8-19
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R&L Aerial
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they can be removed???????
2017-8-19
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Sime
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Believe me, whilst the motor shafts or the motors themselves, while they may be delicate to a point, but there's nothing that packing them in that bag will do to them, not even close.
2017-8-19
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fans7744acd0
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There's some really daft questions on this forum!
2017-8-19
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Gregbella
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I have have the soft bag and never take my props off it all fits in nicely
2017-8-19
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PilotSmith
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I been packing it with them
2017-8-19
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Nikon 1
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Another flyer with the GPC hard case and they stay on.
2017-8-19
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PROMOLOZO
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I think the gimbal is just about the only fragile thing on the beauty called mavic pro.
2017-8-19
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ro_flyer
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Mcflying Posted at 2017-8-19 12:38
I keep them on.
Only time i remove them is when i travel by plane.

Any particular reason for that?
2017-8-19
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ro_flyer
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R&L Aerial  Posted at 2017-8-19 13:50
they can be removed???????

I'm surprised too...
2017-8-19
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Twirlip
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R&L Aerial  Posted at 2017-8-19 13:50
they can be removed???????

Yep, very quick and easy to do.  Just press, turn, release.

I have two ways to carry my Mavic:

- In the little camera-case-looking bag from DJI that came with the "Fly More Combo".
- In a DroneGuard 250 backpack from Lowepro.

...Usually, for casual toss-it-in-the-car-and-go use, I keep it in the backpack, because it's big and comfy and keeps all of my accessories nicely organized and protected.  In that case, I leave the propellers on, because there's no reason to take them off:  the Mavic fits in the designated compartment just fine with props on, and it's in a hard case that protects it from getting squashed, and it's more convenient that way.

However, if I need to travel light-- for example, if I'm going on a hike, and I need to stuff my Mavic into a hiking backpack, and most of the pack is occupied with hiking-related gear and the drone needs to not occupy much space-- then I use the "Fly More Combo" bag, which basically just holds the drone + controller + batteries and nothing else.  When I carry it in that bag, I do take the props off, mainly because I find it to be a really tight squeeze getting the Mavic into that bag, and I just can't do it with the props on.  So I take them off and keep them in the side pocket of the case.
2017-8-20
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kenavata
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Props on, always ... hadn't even considered taking them off.

ken
2017-8-20
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george_007
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Thanks for all the comments so far. I agree with Twirlip that it's too tight to get the Mavic inside the "DJI Fly more combo"-bag with the props on.
Maybe it's just a question of wearning the bag down a bit to get it more flexible?
2017-8-20
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Landbo
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Then another is strange when I take my props of every time DJI requests an update. Likewise, they are regularly removed for inspection for damage.  

Regards Leif.
2017-8-21
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DocAraxá
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Props always on. I never took them off.
You only have to be gentle to push it into the bag.
Cheers.
2017-8-21
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Mari
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Like I said earlier... they stay on...
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2017-8-21
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Mcflying
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ro_flyer Posted at 2017-8-19 21:08
Any particular reason for that?

On a plane i wanna travel as light as possible.
So i throw every weight ii can spare in my suitcase (nd filters, props, charger, etc)
Only the batteries and mavic go into the hand luggage.  
2017-8-21
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Sportbike_Pilot
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Def with props and travels in hard case. Easier I think to set up and fly.
2017-8-21
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Mike Webster
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Sportbike_Pilot Posted at 2017-8-21 15:44
Def with props and travels in hard case. Easier I think to set up and fly.

I pack my mavic with props to the lowepro camera bag, nothing to worry about.
2017-8-21
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ro_flyer
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Twirlip Posted at 2017-8-20 12:02
Yep, very quick and easy to do.  Just press, turn, release.

I have two ways to carry my Mavic:

I think he was being ironic...
2017-8-24
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ro_flyer
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Mcflying Posted at 2017-8-21 10:53
On a plane i wanna travel as light as possible.
So i throw every weight ii can spare in my suitcase (nd filters, props, charger, etc)
Only the batteries and mavic go into the hand luggage.

You'd be surprised how light a Mavic blade can be....
2017-8-24
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Brum Ken
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Leave mine on they fit in my hard case just nicely only
take off when updating software or altering settings inside {:4_181:}
2017-8-24
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Paul_IA
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Leave mine on too and I also use a hard case. Less to fumble with at the launch site.
2017-8-24
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RocketChap
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Props installed - but with a prop strap to stop them swinging out and jamming into the dji sholder bag sides.
2017-8-24
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Lucas775
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Always on, never had a reason to remove them.
2017-8-24
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Eraser339
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Eraser339
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I'm with you, props seem frail. I tried a card(birthday card) first without props, but the motor shafts caught under the cardboard. I then tried the sleeve for my mini tripod. It was a stretch fit and took time to get on and off. I then found a shoe bag that was 6cm wide and black. AAAWESOME. Now pack with props on and it slides in and out effortlessly. Why DJI does not include this in the fly more package is an outstanding example of lab testing only.
2018-2-24
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A CW
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Always with!      
2018-2-24
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Eraser339
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Eraser339 Posted at 2018-2-24 23:36
I'm with you, props seem frail. I tried a card(birthday card) first without props, but the motor shafts caught under the cardboard. I then tried the sleeve for my mini tripod. It was a stretch fit and took time to get on and off. I then found a shoe bag that was 6cm wide and black. AAAWESOME. Now pack with props on and it slides in and out effortlessly. Why DJI does not include this in the fly more package is an outstanding example of lab testing only. [view_image]

Sorry size is 6 inches or 15cm approx.


2018-2-24
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Gregbella
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Leave them on l never take them off
2018-2-25
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