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Spray hardener for DIY Phantom 3 case

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Otis, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Otis

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    So I had this thought while I was packing my Phantom 3 Professional into the box it came in for transporting it... what if I could spray some kind of hardener onto the formed cardboard that holds the Phantom in the box, and then I could preserve the shape and use it indefinitely? I thought about EZ Liner for lining truck beds but it might be too hard. I think something that hardens paper would be ideal and spray it on evenly.

    Any thoughts?

    (Yes I am cheap but I am still making payments on the Phantom 3 itself so it will be awhile before I can buy a proper case. Plus, DJI is none too quick to get things mailed out I have noticed. Still waiting for an extra battery that has not even shipped since ordered May 8, 2015.)
     
  2. Monte55

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    You may be able to use wood glue mixed with a bit of water so you can paint it to the underside of the formed holder
     
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  3. Otis

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    That's a good idea, and before you posted that I had not considered just the underside, which makes perfect sense because the inside would remain "soft". Thanks!
     
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    What will you do with the legs attached..It wont fit in. I found a nice case for mine for $69. It has the pick and pluck foam and some dividers
     

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  5. Otis

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    $69 is reasonable. Is this just a random case or is it designed for the Phantom? May I ask where you picked it up?
     
  6. bobmyers

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    There are several cases on the market designed for the Phantom 3 which are reasonably priced when you get ready to purchase one.... DJI has some competitors for cases. Maybe a rubberized spray coating such as liquid tape, if you need to go that route now.
     
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    Pick and pluck foam hardens really well if you spray Plasti Dip on it. Lots of YouTube videos about this.
     
  8. Otis

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    Never heard of this product but going to seek it out! Thanks for the reply!
     
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    Spray truck bed liner.
     
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    It's not designed just for the Phantom. Its for anything that will fit. It holds my Phantom, lots of props, battery charger, Fatshark goggles and transmitter, spare AA batteries, tools, transmitter, and has more room for other small stuff. At first I thought I wanted a case that I could leave the props on. I decided against that. I don't want anything pressing down on the props possibly changing their shape. Also by putting the props on each time is like checking them in preflight. The seller is EDEALZ. ecostconnectionbay@gmail.com. It was $69 with free shipping. I had it within a week. There are so many cases out there. The depth is very important. I have one case and almost 3 Phantoms. May need to get another case. . I never carry flight batteries in case with Phantom...just in case they go nuts and burn. Not worth the chance to me.
     
  11. George J Zanatta

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    I was going to buy a hard shell but I found a used DEWALT circular saw case that works PERFECT and I got it for $5. I took the cardboard insert from the original packaging and fit it in the case. Then I used a can of expanding foam (Home Depot $5) to fill the bottom and inside the insert. Then paint the whole thing in black. $15 including the paint and it looks great!