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Traveling on a plane with the Phantom 2 Vision Plus

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by reportable, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. reportable

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    Hi all.

    I recently traveled from Miami to Indianapolis and Chicago on a video shoot and I brought my Phantom 2 Vision Plus along on the plane. I checked it because it was too much to bring on the plane as a carry-on.

    I was curious what your thoughts are regarding travel and some good tips to help others preparing to do so. I had great success and learned some important things about the battery and the pressure of the case. I've outlined my findings here: http://www.joshbenson.com/phantom-2-vis ... avel-case/.

    I would like to hear your experiences and if you've traveled outside the continental US, please let us know any policies for traveling with the Phantom. Thanks!
     
  2. Michigan_PI

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    Thanks for the nice review of the case and traveling with the P2V+ in general.
    I too have that case and am very pleased with it.

    I am planning on taking it with me on vacation to Jamaica in February. I am also considering taking it to Guatemala later this year (if I go there).
    Jamaica would be carry-on but Guatemala would be checked since I would be flying Spirit Air and it is too big for carry-on with them.

    I am interested in hearing about others that have flown internationally with this equipment.

    - Jeff
     
  3. flyHI

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    Thanks for starting this thread...I live in Hawaii and am traveling to El Salvador this summer for a surf trip (flying Delta RT). I have the backpack made by GPC (http://www.goprocases.com/phantom2backp ... ition.aspx) and was planning on carrying it on because I am leery about checking it all the way through with multiple connections and it not being a hard case. I would very much like to hear anyone's experiences with traveling internationally with the P2V+ as a carry-on. I have tried to find as much info as possible through the airlines, TSA, etc. but first-hand is always preferred.
     
  4. Hovtech

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    Just arrived in Boston. No problem at all at O'hare TSA. Not even a question. Repacked it in original box and carried it in a canvass bag that fit it perfectly.
     
  5. skyhighdiver

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    I have went from South Dakota to Atlanta and onto Turks & Caicos , back trough Miami and Minneapolis all on Delta
    Used the tough case and had no Issues with TSA or Flight crews
    I placed in overhead all flights (had to turn sideways on 2 as were commuter flights)
     

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  6. RedRyderMedia

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    I'm scheduled to fly from United States to Europe in a couple of weeks with my Phantom. I'm doing several tests to make sure I don't have any problems.

    I have a std backpack made by Nike that fits my P2V+ and all my Phantom gear and camera gear and meets the American Airlines criteria of 36" total linear dimension of H+W+T= 36" and I plan to carry it aboard as a "personal item" like you would a briefcase or purse so I can have all my clothing etc in a std roll aboard suitcase.

    I just got back from traveling with it for 4 days by car and it seems to work well. I'm not comfortable checking either my phantom or my clothing......too many lost luggage experiences.
     
  7. flowski

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    I'm heading out to Guatemala City on Sunday for a medical mission , June 8th - and would love to bring the Phantom Vision plus along -

    What are the steps to ensure that I wont have any issues at customs coming back into the US? Anyone have any experience with this?

    I'm going to bring my camera equipment on board with me - canon 6D within lens bag - and phantom with this carry on
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JLZ ... UTF8&psc=1

    Thanks for any info guys
     
  8. Stitch360

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    I just ordered this case in strong part due to your review. Thank you for all of the info!

    Steve
     
  9. flyHI

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    Any re-calibration or special needs for the craft after going through the airport xray scanners? Does this negatively affect it in any way?
     
  10. Flying Cephlopod

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    I haven't tried the large hard case that Monoprice.com offers, but it sounds like it might fit the purpose at a reasonable price.

    Weatherproof Polypropylene Case with Customizable Foam - L18.86" x W16.34" x D8.54"
    http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=1 ... 1&format=2

    It's shockproof, waterproof, and has a pressure relief valve.

    I do have the small case, and that one is well built and IMHO represents a good value.
     
  11. surfer808

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    How did you end up traveling overseas with your drone? I also live in Hawaii and I'll be traveling to Europe in a couple weeks. Any advice on traveling with the drone?
     
  12. ToThePoint

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    Can we see the backpack or a link ?
    Is there a topic devoted to backpacks ?