Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

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

First Phantom 2 Vision Case

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by jengo, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. jengo

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2013
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    "We never use no-name cases"

    Yet, they didn't mention what kind of case they are using. I want a pelican case, yes I know they are pricer and heavier but you can't break the **** things. All of my expensive gear goes into one.

    This looks like the same one from http://www.tradecraftcases.com/shop/tou ... -2-vision/. I contacted them to ask em what type of case it was, but they haven't gotten back to me in 2 weeks.
     
  2. JustJames

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    What model pelican are you going with? I have the 1560. It's bomb proff and plenty of room. Over kill almost. I got it free more or less. I'm concerned about taking it on flights though. I it's over on carry on limits just a bit. The 1510 works but just barely. Very tight fit. I think I may go with the Nanuk 935. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1 ... _foam.html
     

    Attached Files:

  3. jengo

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2013
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    The 1560 is a little too big for carry on, I wonder if they would do gate check in with it. But even then, they will give you trouble for the batteries. I travel between the coasts once a year, and there is a strong chance I will just fedex (ground) the batteries a few weeks before my trip. It is outside of the size of check in, but you -might- be able to get it in. I worry about checkins because the TSA is notorious for stealing stuff. Especially at my main travel destination Newark, NJ.

    I have 2 x 1510 that I use for my photography gear. Pelican cases are hands down the best and I won't use anything else. It is overkill ? Nope, not for equipment that has a value over $1000 :D
     
  4. Knighthawk

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2013
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    1
    I ordered one of these from DroneFly a couple of days ago, and it's supposed to arrive this Tuesday. Hopefully, it will be decent.
     
  5. Ksc

    Ksc

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2013
    Messages:
    973
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Naples, FL
    Are you planning on tossing the case off a building or running it over? maybe using it as a life raft in the middle of the ocean? Why would you want a portable case that is heavier? I have a million pelican cases for my guns and a few cheap $30 MCM cases for my phantoms. In the end, they all work exactly the same. In fact the MCM cases have 4 latches and the pelican version has only 2. Your money, just don't know why you would waste it on the case.
     
  6. jengo

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2013
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    The price is the same. I live in San Francisco and a major earthquake is a very real possibility. During that it could fall off a shelf, have stuff fall on it and maybe even have the sprinkler system dump water on it. Even if it was more money, why wouldn't I want to spend more for much better protection.
     
  7. JustJames

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cant deny that the MCM cases are a killer value. For basic travel (carry on maybe) and transporting around I think they are perfect. I wish it was closer to the airlines carryon size but for $30bucks...it's the value king. For shipping I would use the Pelican or Nanuk
    (which is supposed to be even tougher and lighter).

    James
     
  8. arinvideo

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2013
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    1

    I have one one of these cases GoProfessional Cases and love it. They use SKB Military spec Cases. I have pelican cases for my photography gear and the SKB case is up to par with them.

    http://www.goprocases.com/xb-dji-vision.aspx

    2nd Bullet point on website

    "Our custom foam is housed in a high end SKB military spec case used by military and industrial leaders. We never use no-name cases."

    Edit: here is a pic of the SKB pressure valve

    Also a note it will hold 4 Vision batteries, One can be left in the quad and there is a cutout for it.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. YeeaaBoii

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Athens, TX
    I moved my original comment to another thread but yeah, I tried emailing TradeCraft about the upper foam pushing down on the props too hard and they haven't emailed me back nor do they list a phone number anywhere I can easily find it. But hey, at least I got a case!
     
  10. Santosh

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2013
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Ksc,

    MCM ? Mode Creation Munich - Luxury leather goods, Handbags and Accessories ?

    Greetings from Munich