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Hard case vs backpack

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by brianb87, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. brianb87

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    I have one of each. Really not crazy about either. I do like the weight of the backpack. I do not like that gimbal touches the bottom of the hard case and backpack putting pressure on the gimbal. Anyone found a backpack or hard case where this does not happen?
     
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    You may want to consider buying a gimbal protector from uavbits.net, that's what I did. It's a carbon fiber plate that connects to the bottom of both landing legs, covering the area you're talking about. I have the microraptor hard case and a cheap $45 Chinese backpack, both seem fine. I use the backpack most the time.
     
  3. brianb87

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    Gimbal protector and gimbal lock same thing? If so I have 3, if not which one do you recommend ?
     
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    Think that would give me less room and more pressure on the gimbal. I do have one though, I got it with a gimbal lock and lens cap.
     
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    I have the cheap-o Chinese backpack. I use it just to hold and transport my P3P to and from my SUV. For that purpose it's great. Not sure it would hold up very well if I were actually going use it for carrying my P3 on a trail.

    If I were going to get a more substantial case I would probably get a Pelican case clone from MCM electronics. I've used their cases before and they're a great value.

    :harry
     
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    Does the gimbal guard obstruct the camera view at all?
     
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    Link to chinese backpack? I have the hard case on the way, but keep on hearing great things about a cheap backpack! :eek:

    Oh, and hi Harry!
     
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    ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1443315761.112754.jpg

    Bought this backpack on eBay for $50 to get me by til next year then I'll buy a better one.
     
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    the one I have doesn't and it says in the description that it does not interfere with the camera.
     
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    I chose Gimbal-Guard"[/URL] as it seemed sturdier.
    Does not obstruct camera/vps. Easy to install and gives legs some support.
     
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    I have that Dji backpack and i totally love it. Before i used hard case and you see the difference between these 2 when you walk long trips with them, mountains etc. + i think that Dji backpack i easier to take in plane with you.
     
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    And i never had any problems with my gimbal and camera. I use stock gimbal guard.
     
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    You're referring to the stock gimbal lock. That's different from a gimbal guard that attaches to the landing gear.
     
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    I was looking at this backpack.. Looks nice, only downfall is I don't see room for a DBS modded RC.
     
  17. John Locke

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    Go to ebay and search for"phantom 3 backpack", many to choose from, most are identical in the $45 to $50 range
     
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    That's the problem with the DBS antenna, it won't in any phantom 3 case unless you remove the antenna, and who wants to do that with every trip to fly?. You'd have to carve up the foam rubber to jury-rig the fit to store the controller with dbs installed.

    That's one of the reasons I opted to buy the slip on antenna reflectors which fit nicely under the motor pods in my $45 Chinese backpack.
     
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    Same here.. Hopefully buy next year I can find a bag that will hold my DBS modded RC.
     
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    Yeah, i dind't got the right word for it, but there is no real stock guard i think....:)