I flew to Austin, TX and brought my Phantom 2 Vision + with me to show my friend. I had it well packed in a Tradecraft case with the gimbal lock in place. I carried the batteries separately. When I was checking in, the airline employee asked me what was in the case. I proudly told him it was a "drone." He looked quizzically at me and so I added, "You know, an unmanned aerial vehicle." What an idiot I was. I should have replied, "It's a toy helicopter." The result was that piece of my luggage (which had a priority tag on it no less) didn't arrive with my flight. I presume my response prompted my luggage to get carefully inspected. And the result of that inspection? 1) My case didn't make it with my airline flight 2) The gimbal lock was NOT in place for the flight 3) The gimbal was completely destroyed in transit 4) A new gimbal and camera cost $600! Who's going to invest $600 to repair their Phantom 2 Vision +? So I go to my local drone store and they told me how I could get a Phantom 2 with a gimbal that would hold a GoPro camera. Somehow the GoPro idea seemed clever and it only took $1300 to solve my $600 problem. Ack! I no longer have first person view! WTF! So my plan is to get a new Phantom 3. That way, for $2,600 I will have solved my $600 problem. I'm still trying to figure out who else to blame but it looks like I'm the problem.