Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

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

P2V carry on bag and tips - need some help

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by bernek, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. bernek

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Romania
    Hi guys,

    This summer I will be flying to Greece (Aegean Airlines) or Turkey (WizzAir) with my family and I would love to bring my P2V to film some shots. What do you recommend for me to carry it in and what should I know before boarding ?

    Should I buy a special carry case ?

    Should I buy some Lipo pouches ? How many Lipos can I take with me on the plane ?
    I've read the batteries shouldnt be above 100 Wh and the P2s are only 50-60 Wh.

    Should I put the remote on the carry on bag also ? (I have an ITELITE fitted on it).

    I really don't know whats the best way to carry a P2V this way.

    I also need to bring my Nikon DSLR and 2-3 lenses so I really have think about how to pack them all.

    Thanks !
     
  2. Clampit

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2015
    Messages:
    1,967
    Likes Received:
    1,981
    Location:
    Essex, UK
    hi @bernek

    Take a look at this thread I started last year when I took my P2V to the Caribbean, may be of some use to you. I had no problems with my V2 & two batteries. These were all taken on as hand luggage.

    Have a read...

    Airport/plane log. How I get on.
     
    dirkclod and bernek like this.
  3. bernek

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Romania
    Thanks will take a look ! :)
     
    Clampit likes this.
  4. bernek

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Romania
    Ah well you had no problems. I hope I wont be flying with a low cost company they are a little "different" when it comes to lipo batteries.
     
  5. Clampit

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2015
    Messages:
    1,967
    Likes Received:
    1,981
    Location:
    Essex, UK
    I would give the airline a call & see what they've got to say about it.

    Even when I arrived in America, Miami airport, I thought that's where the fun would start but again no problems.

    I wish you all the best & hope you don't have any problems.
     
    dirkclod and bernek like this.
  6. bernek

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Romania
    Thank you very much !
     
    Clampit likes this.
  7. Clampit

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2015
    Messages:
    1,967
    Likes Received:
    1,981
    Location:
    Essex, UK
    Your more than welcome, hope it goes your way with taking your V2 on the plane.;)
     
    dirkclod and bernek like this.
  8. bernek

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Romania
    I really hope so also I don't want to be force to check in at the cargo bay. I will ask a friend to come with me to airport and when I go past security if they comment about it and don't want to leave me take it on the plane I will prefer to give it to him to bring it back home.

    Either way would be a nice thing to be able to film some nice family videos with my wife and my lovely little girl from the sky :)
     
    Clampit likes this.
  9. Clampit

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2015
    Messages:
    1,967
    Likes Received:
    1,981
    Location:
    Essex, UK
    I absolutely enjoyed taking my P2V to the Caribbean, loved flying it on the beach, got some great photos. Don't know how far you read on my thread but the only problem I encountered while being there was, for some unknown reason I couldn't calibrate my compass... I tried everything but with no luck. I thought bringing it all that way & not flying it was a crime so I flow it & took a chance, all worked brilliantly, that was also flying over the carribean sea.

    It did attract a lot of attention from the locals but they loved it.
     
    dirkclod and bernek like this.
  10. fly-catchers

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Kent England
    Since getting home has it calibrated ok?