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made a case for my phantom

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chuddly, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. chuddly

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    I refused to pay $200 for a phantom case. I wanted one that would hold my phantom with the longer and wider legs. Also I didn't want to take my props off when I put it in the case because most of my flying is done about 100 feet out my back door. So I went to Menards (home improvement store) and found a Stanley roll around tool tote. It was on sale for $22 so I bought it. Then I took a trip by Walmart and got some seat fusion foam and spent like $25 on foam and some spray adhesive. I layered the foam in and glued the layers together then cut out spaces for my phantom stuff. I have space for countless props, 2 wall chargers, 4 batteries (I could fit another 6 or 8 I'm sure), my phantom, and the remote. The tote has good size wheels and a carry handle on top. Also it has a handle that extends out so I can cart it around. On top of all that it's song and can take a beating strong enough you can sit or stand on it. I also put some foam on the under side of the lid so it holds the Phantom and remote down. For like $60 I'm really happy with it.
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  2. chuddly

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    I have 2 of those cases in my van, now to see which tools I dont need. Lovin it!
     
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    AND it looks like you have a nice seat to sit on while you're flying, to boot!

    How did you cut the foam? Most of your cuts look pretty dang clean. I've never been that successful.
     
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    So did I. From 6 mm plywood and reused the inserts from my original cardboard box (moved a few walls though) Made it water tight, and it floats :)
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  7. chuddly

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    just used a retractable knife...the kind you can break the blades back then throw them away when you have used them up. Just nice and steady cuts and it goes pretty well.