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Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by CaptainDrone798, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. CaptainDrone798

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    One of the most common and inexpensive water resistent backpacks is this model (also comes in black and navy blue). $25 US from China of course (eBay). It fits all models of Phantoms as long as you modify it. In the second photo you can see my 3 modifications.

    1 - Made space for P3S Controller.
    2 - Made a hole the size of props. I can fit 8 props in here.
    3 - Spray painted one battery slot so that I quickly know where I've placed the spent battery.

    I've used this here in Canada in the snow and it keeps the Phantom dry.
     

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    What happens if you have more than one used battery?

    Its a serious question.

    The quick power button press battery LED charge indication works for me.

    Nice setup there...... and it doesnt look like it has a drone in it, that can be handy in some situations.
     
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    Thanks! The white spot in the bag is for two types of batteries:

    1. A battery that shows 4 LEDs but you know has less power as you may have used the battery in the drone earlier without the motors running (i.e. checking/installing updates or adjusting drone settings).

    2. A battery that shows less than 4 LEDs.

    If I get more than 1 battery in the above situation I then just place it in the next hole (below the white).
     
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    One thing I would highly recommend you do is to sew the top should strap where it meets the case. The should straps _will_ pull out unless this is done.

    I labeled my batteries and then labeled the slots for them. So I just remember what battery number I used (or I press the power button quickly). This also allows me to match up the battery with Healthydrones.

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    Nice thread and ideas....Thanks to all who posted.
     
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    Excellent! Thank you.
     
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    On batteries I just reverse them in the slots as I use them. Right side up ones are full, upside down are discharged. Always double-check mine with a quick tap of the button to confirm.
     
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    Good method! You must have a large case with large battery holes. Unfortunately both of my backpacks (two different brands) have holes only large enough for batteries to go in one way.
     
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