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Inspak case - how tough is it

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Richard-Inspire, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Richard-Inspire

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    Hi,

    This case seems to tick a lot of boxes, in as much as it's landing mode, pretty tough and also quite portable. I'm certainly keen to get one for the x5.

    I'm interested to know how people would rate it in the luggage hold of a plane? Now I know that there are plenty of people who wouldn't take their Inspire in anything less than a Peli case, which I understand.. I bought a peli for my trip to Australia with my phantom. BUT, I'm keen to know if the case is tougher than the standard case, and if so, how so?

    I see that they also sell a hard roller case that the inspak can go in, in the hold, which is the ultimate solution, I'm just not sure it's worth the extra money, especially once it's shipped to the UK, plus import and duty etc.

    so in a nutshell, i realise you wouldn't drive over it with a truck, but how resilient to impacts is that outer?

    thanks,

    Richard
     
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  2. Simon Mallin

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    Don't know if you're aware but UAV gear supply Inspac in the UK, though they don't seem to have a visible address or contact number which always concerns me - uavgear.co.uk

    No hard roller case though
     
  3. Richard-Inspire

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    oh yeah! thank you, had not seen that. Price works out about the same probably, but good to buy from someone (presumably) in the UK. thanks
     
  4. Richard-Inspire

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    they seem pretty quick with email support, to be fair to them. will see what their timeframe is for stock.
     
  5. apsussex

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    This is interesting. thanks for the post. I was going to get it direct from Bestemusa, but if this company are getting them soon after then it makes sense to stick with a UK supplier. Will probably get slapped with a customs import charge from the USA anyway, so I guess it would work out similar pricing.
     
  6. Richard-Inspire

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    can I ask those of you who are you thinking about getting one - why this over a peli-style? (aside from the obvious). Are you literally trekking mountains, or is it just that you can't stand using peli case because of their bulk?

    I have a peli case for my P3P, and also a rucksack. The rucksack is great and much less conspicuous (not something that can be said for the Inspak) so it gets used quite a bit, but I still prefer everything in the peli if I'm travelling. The Inspak seems like the only really viable option for a rucksack (not keen on the GPC case as that definitely doesn't offer much protection, even in a car).
     
  7. apsussex

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    I find a Peli style case a hinderance, I would say 90% of my work has involved needing to carry kit around frequently and having the backpack attachment for the original case is an absolute godsend, but the case is falling apart so I need something much better quality and the Inspak ticks all boxes. I have been waiting months for this x5 version to be released and the fact they have done away with zippers is even better!. There is a hard shell coming out as well which will be useful for travelling anyway. Did look at the GPC version and as you say looks like minimal protection (looks a bit like the cheap ebay specials you get but with better foam).
     
  8. Richard-Inspire

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    this inspak plus the hard case really is the best of both worlds in terms of all travel options. Just annoying that it will probably be 2-3 months be we see anything available. At least I've only been waiting a day - sounds like you've been waiting months!

    Might therefore go with some straps for the DJI case for the time being - which should tide me over until this is available. Landing mode etc is pretty boring, but I'm sure I can manage a month or two.
     
  9. apsussex

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    it is because of the x5. The x3 version has been out for months, and I know a few people that have adapted the foam insert to allow the x5 plate to fit in, but decided the original case can last long enough for this to be released and it has (just). The big difference I didn't expect was they are not using zippers anymore, which is a massive plus.
     
  10. hoodlum1

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    It's so tough there's s video of the makers standing on it I moded mine to fix my pro took sround 30 minutes with a hot knife
     
  11. seanmclean

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    Pelican style cases large enough for the Inspire are monstrous. Using it anywhere outside the immediate vicinity of your vehicle is a hassle.
     
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    Just got mine today for the Inspire 1. I like the pack but I do have some issues and I hope they get resolved quickly as I have already emailed support.

    1) The gimbal lock they sent doesn't fit. Hard to explain so I'll attach a picture.
    2) Not nearly enough space for more than 5 batteries (that I can figure out just yet).
    3) Most of the velcro has come unglued and I haven't even used it yet.

    The looks great and things fit nice and snug. In some ways it's a upgrade to the DJI provided case, in other ways not so much. I would give it an 8 out of 10.

    IMG_5339.JPG IMG_5340.JPG IMG_5341.JPG
     
  13. Bigdz

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    I purchased one a month ago, the gimbal lock works well. Took a bit to get it on, but it gets on there...I knew about the Velcro straps falling off when I got it. I've tried everything to keep them on, but they just suck.
    I have four batteries in it and that's because I only use one remote(2 extra batteries are stored in one of the tx slot's)
    I bought a silver one so I got in for a discount. All in all, it makes set up easy(virtually isn't anytime wasted, getting the bird up in the air now).
    So just on that feature alone, I give it a 9 out of 10 but the price should be at $200. Jmo
     
  14. DodgeP

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    @Bigdz

    Did you see the pic I posted with the gimbal lock? It looks like the lock I received is a good 1/2" to 3/4" off unless I'm just installing it incorrectly.
     
  15. Bigdz

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    Hard to tell I know when I first got mine... I was a little confused on how to get it on,but once I figured it out. I have no issues. You could have a defective one...
     
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    Where is the info about not using zippers? I just looked at their site an it says zippers.
     
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