Protecting Hardware – Lesson 8.1


In this lesson, you will learn how to keep your equipment organized and safe as you travel.

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One of the most rewarding things you can do with your drone is to travel to a new location and experience that location from the air. It's important to have a system in place to be able to transport all of your equipment safely and keep it organized so you don't lose things as you travel. There are a number of cases and bags that are available for many of the drones that are on the market. In this video, I'm gonna show you some of the ones I use and that I prefer.

For my Phantom 3, I prefer this Phantom 3 plus case from Go Professional Cases. This company makes a great hard sided case and these cases are watertight much like the pelican case if your familiar with that brand and the case fits everything you need it has a spot for spare props, batteries, the transmitter, the drone itself, the cables, chargers, and it even has a slot for an iPad to use as your monitor. I like this specific case because it has an extendable handle and it has wheels which is great for rolling around the airport or to and from locations.

For my Inspire 1 drone I have this bigger travel mode case and this case is great but I'm now wishing I got the landing mode case. And the difference is that the travel mode case requires you to remove the camera and put the landing booms of the Inspire 1 in their travel configuration, and this just means it takes a little bit more time to set up.

The landing mode case is configured in such a way that the Inspire 1 will fit with the landing gear down so you can travel all the time with the landing gear down. It's then faster to attach the camera and be up and running without having to adjust modes. The Inspire 1 comes with a fairly decent semi-hard case but I wouldn't really recommend using this case when checking your Inspire 1 on an airplane. It doesn't quite offer enough protection to keep your drone from being damaged in my opinion. If you're going to be hiking or climbing with your drone.

There are also backpacks style cases available to make it easier to pack your drone into a more remote location. Go Professional Cases also make a compatible case for the 3D Robotics drones so if you have one of those drones you're also in luck. That was a quick look at some of the options for protecting your drone hardware. I'll see you in the next video.

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