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Budget Hard Case

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by doubledown7d, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. doubledown7d

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    Just wanted to share what I think is a good deal on a really nice case. I have bought several cases in the past from MCM Electronics. Including shipping it was $66 after stacking coupons BCKTEN NEWREG AFL909
    http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/22-24160
    They offer other sizes as well and are very durable.
     
  2. jmh600

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    That's a steal
     
  3. RedHotPoker

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    Yeah, that Is a great value. & an Awesome discovery for your Phantom.

    How long will it take to pluck and pull all those cubed squares to custom fit?
    Could you share a pic or two, once you get it all sorted out? Thanks.


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  4. jlo

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  5. RiskFactor

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    Can't speak to this case, but I bought a DIY one as well and it took me about an hour to set mine up. Very easy to do...just take your time and plan your layout.
     
  6. Bluethundr

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    Just ordered one..looks good, and I have a GPC that I got with my other P2V+ UAV..but id rather put the extra $ towards spare batteries.
     
  7. doubledown7d

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    I actually have that one for my P2. When I tried the fit for my new P3, I wasn't comfortable with how much the top foam pressed on the motor shafts. I could feel the arms pressing back as I tried to close the lid. The one I ordered should give room to spare.

    Glad it helped you out, Bluethundr!

    RHP, the P2 case I did only took an hour or so. That was taking my time and getting a pretty good result.
     
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    This looks like a good frugal alternative...can u show us how it looks at the end? what tools do you need to do the job?
     
  9. doubledown7d

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    I just used a sharpie to mark the area I need and the rest is careful pick and pluck of the foam. I'll post up a pic after I get it and perform surgery.
     
  10. WalkaboutSean

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    Here's a short video that shows how to cut the foam for the case.



    This case is on Amazon too. http://amzn.to/1eVkBRV
     
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    I just received my MCM case and my P3 100% doesn't fit even with all the foam taken out. When I got the case it was super air tight and the top and bottom are sucked in a little, so not sure if that is what is making it not fit, either way seems like it would be way to close anyways.
     
  12. Bluethundr

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    Got mine in the other day, 50.28 to my door. Cut the foam and fits like a glove. I did trim the top foam pad. I noticed that the foam has longer "fingers." I cut our where the motors would be and where the top portion of the shell is. After I did that it fits perfect. I used the extra 200.00 bucks on batteries.
     
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  13. P3DRONE

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    Here is a clip of the P3 not fitting in the MCM Case
     
  14. doubledown7d

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    Which case did you order? The one I linked is a little bulkier than the one I used for the P2 as the P3 is a little taller. I haven't picked and plucked my foam yet, but I set the P3 in with the props on and there is PLENTY of room to close the lid without any crushing.
     
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    So the consensus is the 22-24120 is too small? Too bad, its on sale today for 29.99
     
  17. dedstik

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    These are quality cases and MCM ships very fast.

    ps...spray the pick n pull foam with Plasti Dip and the foam will stay together and not separate with use.

    :harry