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The ONLY cheap bin I have found

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by bbedsole, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. bbedsole

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    Ok, so obviously it's sort of a pain in the rear to take the prop guards off every time you transport your Phantom.

    (please hold your comments on the prop guards, I know, I know, but $1200 is a big investment for me)

    If I plan to travel across the country or hike up a mountain, of course I will take them off and put it all in the backpack I bought, but to go to a park a few miles down the road (where I use it 95% of the time) I was really hoping to find an inexpensive bin that I could just place my Phantom 2 Vision Plus inside and go, rather than keep my hand on it in the front seat the whole time.

    I went to my local home improvement store, and then to Walmart, and NOTHING fit. There was a Dura-bilt bin at Walmart that I thought would fit. It was black and gold, the largest they had, similar to this, http://www.walmart.com/ip/Durabilt-27-G ... t/30845797, but the measurements included the rim at the top, so it was about two inches too small.

    The ONLY thing I found that appeared to be just the right side was a round tub made by Tuff Tubs. It appears they are sold at Tractor Supply and some other farm and feed stores, possibly Sears. Several diameters available. Priced around $35.

    http://www.tufftubs.com/htdocs/plincirc.htm

    I didn't actually buy one of these. I decided to try those Firebolts first. But I thought I would post this, in case somebody was pretty insistent on a tub or bin to carry around their Phantom. Seems like a good solution, especially if you put a little pipe insulation or bubble wrap inside it for some cushion.
     

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  2. Meta4

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    The cost of a new Phantom is the reason why most fliers here don't burden their Phantoms with prop guards.
     
  3. phantom85

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    If they're so bad why do DJI sell them?
     
  4. Yeti22

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    Because DJI likes money?
     
  5. Meta4

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    Probably to satisfy demand from new users that think they might be a good idea and they must be good because DJI sell them.
    Why do DJI still sell a quad that needs to have some tinfoil installed by the owner before it functions properly?
     
  6. mra1228

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    I used the cardboardf liner the P2V+ came in. Fits well in standard file box. Add two strings to carry. Even put a takeoff/landing pad in the end. Room for spare batts, props, controller, etc.
     

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  7. bbedsole

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    Nice job, mra1228. THAT is the kind of reply I was hoping to get. Very creative.

    (obviously, some folks didn't catch the line in my post about WITHHOLDING COMMENTS related to prop guards)
     
  8. Meta4

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    And you didn't get the point that your reason for using prop guards (protecting investment) is the reason others don't.
     
  9. mixstreme

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    Prop gaurds are responsible for the only crash I have ever had.....
    They acted like sails and drifted my bird into a set of trees 25 meters away. My own fault for leaving it hovering as I still do, just didn't expect the drift.....

    Never again.......
     
  10. singapore_phantom

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    If you're going to travel and you want to use prop guards, why not get some of these easy-click-on-easy-click-off ones?

    By the way, I don't think using prop guard is a black or white issue as such. I don't use prop guards typically, but when I'm going to fly in tight quarters, the woods, a warehouse, a skate park, that sort of thing, then there's something to be said for prop guards, particularly since you're not likely to be inducing VRS in these conditions.