Think Tank has done it again. They have filled a need for a lightweight, portable pack to carry the Phantom Quadcopter anywhere and everywhere. For the past couple of years, I’ve kept my Phantom Vision Quadcopter in a Go Professional hard case. While it was packed perfectly and safely, the case was extremely heavy and difficult to carry long distances as it only had a handle, like a suitcase without wheels.
What I wanted was a backpack for my drone so that I could take it anywhere I wanted, whether it was through the city or on the trial. Enter the new Think Tank Airport Helipak. This bag is almost perfect!
Featuring a lumbar support, adjustable shoulder harness and a removable padded waist belt, I can carry this bag forever without really noticing it is there. Inside, there’s plenty of space for any Phantom model, or similar sized quadcopters, including plenty of extra batteries, remotes and other accessories. (Oh, if you’re looking around for the top quadcopters under 100 dollars – find more info there.) There’s even room for a professional DSLR and a lens or two. Pictured here is the bag with my drone, all the accessories, a D810 camera body and a 28-300 lens. There’s an outside pocket for a 15″ laptop, iPad and other things. There is also an organizer pocket for a smart phone, wallet, business cards and the like. And, as if all that wasn’t enought, there is a side pocket for a water bottle as well as small pockets on the shoulder strap for a snack or cell phone. The interior can be reconfigured as needed. It is sized for either international or domestic travel.
As with all their bags, Think Tank put a lot of thought into this bag and truly left no stone unturned. My only quibble is that you have to take the props off in order to stow the aircraft. I’m sure this is to keep the bag to a reasonable size and remain within airport standards. A quick visit to the local drone store revealed that most bags and cases require removal of the props. They even provided rubber protective tips for the rotor threads. The bag is water resistant and it comes with a full, waterproof cover in case you are caught in a downpour.
As a Phantom 3 owner, I’m very excited about this bag. It is the absolute perfect solution for taking your quadcopter anywhere you want. At only $239.75, this bag is an absolute bargain. Use this link and get a free gift and free shipping when you purchase one.