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What do you use to transport/protect your Phantom?
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Lurvis
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I am torn between buying a GoProfession P3 Case for $250
http://goprofessionalcases.com/s ... gpc-dji-plus-3.html
Or a hard shell backpack for $150
https://www.advexure.com/store/dji-phantom-3-hardshell-backpack/
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2015-5-11 18:21:14
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mike
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Those are both good choices -- but, there are many more at:
http://www.PhantomHelp.com/#CasesP3
2015-5-11 18:38:59
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FantomDK
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Anyone know if the new DJI hardcase backpack will work as a carry-on /hand-luggage on flights?

If not, any suggestions?

I'd be concerned checking the Phantom for flights when you see how the handle luggage.

Please share your opinions or even better; experiences.
2015-5-11 18:57:45
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I don't check them as baggage (not safe or legal, IMHO) - but I just used the Thinktank Helipak for hauling my Phantom 2V+ to florida and back - a total of three flights. Had it stuffed with a macbook air and a lot of other stuff also. The P3 fits perfectly and it is very comfortable on my back or hand held.
http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/airport-helipak.aspx

Not the cheapest  - but seems of good quality.
2015-5-11 19:05:48
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ThinkTank Helipak Review

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8SY88mWQ3tI

Have used TT gear for years. It is simply the best. Just got a Helipak for my P3P and it not only fits, but fits well. Will post images soon.
2015-5-11 20:19:29
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I'm wondering what the weight of the backpack will be.  The hardshell is unbelievably heavy.  I sent them an email... But have not heard back.
2015-5-11 20:55:28
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I think Go Professional Cases are very good protection for travel.

http://goprofessionalcases.com/s ... gpc-dji-plus-3.html

2015-5-11 21:19:36
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ritcheypac@hotm Posted at 2015-5-12 12:55
I'm wondering what the weight of the backpack will be.  The hardshell is unbelievably heavy.  I sent ...

Is the hard shell backpack really heavy? Or just the carry case
2015-5-12 01:36:55
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wiski23 Posted at 2015-5-12 17:36
Is the hard shell backpack really heavy? Or just the carry case

The carry case is... I'm not sure about the backpack.  The specs aren't listed and I still haven't heard from them.
2015-5-12 05:07:26
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I have the fearless bag, and it's great a lot of room and fits well when riding or hiking.
FEARLESS Engage Fearless Backpack for DJI Phantom 2 Series (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_s ... tom%202%20Series%20(Black)


2015-5-12 05:07:48
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As a ride a motorcycle the backpack is the only way for me to go.  My favourite in the list supplied by mike (PhantomHelp) was:  

Microraptor Pro Backpack

Its large enough to keep the props on too.  Nice.
2015-5-12 06:07:57
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Here's the $149 backpack I use for my P2V+ AND my P3.  (Edit: Just noticed it's the same as Stac57 mentioned, but hopefully my modification info is helpful.)

Amazon order page - $149 with Prime

This backpack is soft, has a waist strap for comfort on a longer hike, and it has tons of pockets for other stuff like bottled water, even though it's small.  Protects everything great.  I've added photos of a SLIGHT modification I made so it holds either P2V+ or P3.


Backpack.jpg
2015-5-12 06:52:07
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zoti
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I ordered the LowePro Drone Guard kit. I loe their products and it looks like a great solution for transporting the P3 in the back of your car.

2015-5-12 13:10:53
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dmwierz Posted at 2015-5-12 12:19
ThinkTank Helipak Review

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8SY88mWQ3tI

I got a TT Helipak for mine, but I've used hardcases for other quads.  The TT has tons of space, fits my P3 nicely and is light weight compared to the hardcases like GoProfessional.  Very happy with the TT Helipak so far.
2015-5-12 17:16:20
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schoug
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Just ordered the Hard Shell from DJi.

http://store.dji.com/product/phantom-3-hardshell-backpack

10-15 days delivery time
2015-5-13 08:33:42
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schoug@gmail.co Posted at 2015-5-14 00:33
Just ordered the Hard Shell from DJi.

http://store.dji.com/product/phantom-3-hardshell-backpack

How the hell did you find that page? I can't find it anywhere on the site unless I click on the link you posted.
2015-5-13 15:50:10
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PaulOTron Posted at 2015-5-12 22:52
Here's the $149 backpack I use for my P2V+ AND my P3.  (Edit: Just noticed it's the same as Stac57 m ...

thinking of ordering this backpack but have a question. How do all of you support the camera/gimbal when being carried vertically like this? The gimbal seems fragile and these bags have no support for it?
2015-5-13 20:34:50
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schoug@gmail.co Posted at 2015-5-14 00:33
Just ordered the Hard Shell from DJi.

http://store.dji.com/product/phantom-3-hardshell-backpack

Looks great. My 2 questions would be - can the ph3 sit in it with props on? And as the last post pointed out gimbal support.....
2015-5-13 22:26:50
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wiski23 Posted at 2015-5-14 14:26
Looks great. My 2 questions would be - can the ph3 sit in it with props on? And as the last post p ...

if you just look at the cut out for the phantom, and know the length of the blades, it seems clear the props wont fit while on. It would be nice to know what people are doing for gimbal support though.
2015-5-13 22:35:44
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I just got the cheap one from eBay.  Foam padding from all sides. I'm sure it will work fine when I actually have my P3P.  Being cheap I can modify the foam to fit the larger landing gear and also the remote.
2015-5-14 00:02:57
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vmp Posted at 2015-5-14 07:50
How the hell did you find that page? I can't find it anywhere on the site unless I click on the li ...

I just google Phantom 3 backpack and followed the linked. However yesterday i tired to go via www.dji.com and could not locate the backpack. I had to follow the link on google to get there. Today I can see that its located under Store/phantom accessories. Not sure if they released the order page yesterday or if it have been up longer. Anyone seen it earlier then yesterday?
2015-5-14 00:35:16
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Jim.young04@gma Posted at 2015-5-14 14:35
if you just look at the cut out for the phantom, and know the length of the blades, it seems clear ...

Correct, blades have to been removed. I will investigate the support for the gimbal once received and send you guys an update.
2015-5-14 00:37:32
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wiski23
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Looks like the camera will slot in to the centre  foam to hold it in place. Bummer that such a nice looking case doesn't allow for props.... Owell  it's not like putting together an inspire, I could handle chucking on the blades.
I wonder if the iPad Air will fit in.
2015-5-14 03:21:40
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ronnydsosa
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A Go Professional Case.. Always checked it..... 0 issues.
2015-5-14 04:29:45
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Jim.young04@gma Posted at 2015-5-14 12:34
thinking of ordering this backpack but have a question. How do all of you support the camera/gimba ...

I was about to say: "I do the same as DJI does when the ship it... I just add the gimbal clamp."

But I realize that's not exactly true.  Unlike the P2, DJI added an extra foam piece at the back of the gimbal as packing material.  And unlike the P2V+, the P3 gimbal clamp falls off much more easily.

So, although I doubt many people are doing anything other than the gimbal clamp to protect the gimbal for transport, maybe they should.  A case which further protects the gimbal might be a good idea.  You've prompted me to look into possibly adding foam pieces for that purpose.
2015-5-14 06:30:07
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chrisongtj
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I use the gimbal clamp... I find it stays on without any issue. Need to slot it in firmly.
2015-5-14 06:35:36
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ritcheypac
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I contacted the company that makes this case requesting specs such as weight - I received a response after 5 days stating this information is not available.  Really?  I'm not buying a product when the company doesn't even know the specs of it's own product.  
2015-5-14 07:52:03
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chrisongtj Posted at 2015-5-14 22:35
I use the gimbal clamp... I find it stays on without any issue. Need to slot it in firmly.

I just put the gimbal clamp on to see how it would work. It feels snug like you say, yet the entire gimbal assembly still sags and would bounce in a vertical transport scenario.

really what seems to be the answer would be a lens cover/gimbal lock combo like they sell for the vision 2 plus.
2015-5-14 11:10:54
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This is what I have : http://www.phantompilots.com/thr ... .40902/#post-378766
2015-5-14 11:55:21
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Jim.young04
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so basically, all of you with backpacks run with just the gimbal clamp and you have been fine?
2015-5-14 14:20:37
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Hornet22
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I used a hard case for my vision plus but I am waiting for Go Professional to release their backpack for the Phantom 3.
2015-5-17 11:04:17
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knicholas194
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Go Professional Cases is working on the backpack for the phantom 3. It should be released soon, that's the one I'm thinking about buying.
2015-5-17 12:38:24
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I just bought the Fearless back and I love it! Lots of additional space.
2015-5-17 14:13:23
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Here is a short clip of what I use. If any of you are like me and want to fit most of your camera equipment in one comfortable bag, this one does the job perfectly!

2015-5-17 14:47:42
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thedjiguy
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This backpack does well with the P3:
2015-5-17 14:57:30
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peli storm im2620  great size, props and prop guards are below in compartments i have made underneath the top foam level

2015-5-17 16:19:58
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Jim.young04@gma Posted at 2015-5-14 12:34
thinking of ordering this backpack but have a question. How do all of you support the camera/gimba ...

Using the plastic piece that came on the gimbal. That should keep it from moving.
2015-5-17 17:40:42
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vmp Posted at 2015-5-18 09:40
Using the plastic piece that came on the gimbal. That should keep it from moving.

that only supports the gimbal arm. the entire assembly still sags on the 4 rubber boots. not secure at all.
2015-5-18 11:00:13
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2015-5-18 13:40:56
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paul
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I have a Pelican hard case for normal use, but I am expecting a backpack for travel also.
2015-5-18 14:07:43
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