Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Captain Morgan, May 18, 2016.

  1. Captain Morgan

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    2
    .
     
    #1 Captain Morgan, May 18, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2016
    deltamike likes this.
  2. sonof40

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2015
    Messages:
    517
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    San Ramon, CA
    I do the same type of outing as you. Sounds like you have it covered (including the manual and other stuff to read)
    I have an inverter in my truck for charging. Assume you have a means as well.
    I also recommend a Spot Messenger.
     
  3. Raja777m

    Joined:
    May 2, 2016
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    14
    Welcome to the forum, I'm not sure where you're from, but MicroCenter is selling backpacks and other accessories for less than 40% of MSRP, try there.


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  4. Morgas Resnak

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    Leesville, Louisiana
    I assume you are talking backpack and not hardshell. No boonie humping with a hardshell for certain.
     
  5. Morgas Resnak

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    Leesville, Louisiana
    Have fun and remember, not everything buzzing around is a drone :cool:
     
  6. fropleyqk

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    3
    Are you asking for a preflight checklist or just telling everyone what you're buying?
     
  7. Morgas Resnak

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    Leesville, Louisiana
    Honestly, unless you have a smooth, paved surface, a hard case is not feasible to hike outdoors. You need to go with a backpack.
     
  8. Morgas Resnak

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    Leesville, Louisiana
    Plenty of hiking around Leesville with Fort Polk. But we relocated to Fort Bragg, NC while my father is deployed. Lots of hiking here too. But, we are going to spend all summer with grandparents in Iowa once we get settled in here. I misunderstood and thought you were hiking the trails, my bad.
     
  9. Rypper1

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    30
    Captain Morgan,
    You're in Louisiana? How many people do we have on here from La? I looked at the FAA site that lists drones registered by zip code and my town shows 72. Hell I aint seen another one yet.
     
  10. tkurtz

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2015
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    3
    Put the Litchi app on it as well.
     
  11. Rypper1

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    30
    LoL! not many would even know where the town of Zwolle is. I actually went to a prom there. I'm from south Louisiana, just below BR.
     
  12. Rypper1

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    30
    No, not a Supulvado, she was a Garcia.
    Born in Gonzales, spent part of my life in N.O., Kenner/Matairie now in Prairieville. Just got into Phantoms within the last month.
     
  13. Rypper1

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    30
    BTW, that backpack I ordered on ebay arrived. There are a few things that I don't like about it. But it'll probably be ok. I mostly wanted something just to keep all my **** in one sock and it will accomplish that. The foam is nice because it isn't the hard foam, the design is good and it is pretty well made. The cut outs on it are not quite form fitting allowing a little wiggle room. And there is no support for the motor arms of the phantom. Those are my first impressions of it. Oh, and you will have to remove the props, would have rather have had a little more room to allow them to stay on.
     
  14. bryan_m

    Joined:
    May 27, 2015
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    31
    No one mentioned it but do an IMU calibration on a known level surface. I know I had to do ine out of the box and after the updates. Also did a gimbal calibration on a known flat surface too.