I like to use the prop guards and leave them on since it's a lot of screws to keep undoing. I didn't want to pay 100's for a hard case. I went to the container store and they have a cardboard box that is 20"x20". Perfect! And there is lots of room in the box for the extras like the transmitter, etc. Just a cheap idea for others looking for a perfectly sized way to store your phantom with prop guards and extended landing gear. Cheers!