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Definitely, after you pay about $ 1000 for a quadcopter, you will want to carry and store your precious toy in the safest possible way. In my opinion, a hard case like this Realacc is the best solution for transporting your Phantom 3 quadcopter when you are traveling by car.
Till now I stored my Phantom 3 Advanced in its original carton box because it seemed to be the best solution with zero additional costs. My backup solution for long-distance traveling was my Airport Helipak backpack which is a versatile and comfortable Phantom 3 backpack. Unfortunately, besides the fact that is very expensive, it does not have the strength of a hard case so it can’t protect my quadcopter in case someone accidentally steps on it for example.
If you have small kids which are in the age of curiosity, you should consider locking your quadcopter under the key. They can easily break sensitive pasts like the camera gimbal which is one of the most expensive parts of the quad.
Realacc DJI Phantom 3 case highlights
- Specially designed for Phantom 3 and its accessories;
- Reinforced corners;
- CNC cut EPP foam;
- Comfortable handle;
- Handle and horizontal stay;
- Two key lockable hasps.
Realacc Phantom 3 case review
This DJI P3 case was offered by the courtesy of Banggood, thanks again for their support. When James sow my Phantom 3 Advanced review he asked me if I would be interested to review some suitable cases and backpacks too. I opted for this Realacc Phantom 3 case because I already have a nice backpack.
The case arrived in 20 days with regular shipping. It was packed in a protective cardboard box and except for some minor scratches, there were no other major damages during the overseas shipping.
Realacc P3 suitcase specifications
- Material: Aluminum and laminated MDF (outside), EPP (inside);
- Color: Black;
- Size: Approx. 54.5 cm wide x 35 cm high x 24 cm deep;
- Weight: 3.9 kg.
Frankly, I would have expected to find more aluminum in a case which is advertised as “Aluminum Suitcase“. Excepting the aluminum corner reinforcements, the case is basically made from some kind of laminated MDF. In the center of the front part, there is a big metal plate imprinted with the word “PHANTOM 3”.
While the net weight of the case is 3.9 Kg when it is fully loaded with my P3A and 2 batteries weights about 6.3 Kg.
In order to protect the quadcopter and its accessories, the suitcase is upholstered on the inside with EPP foam. Besides the two main compartments (aircraft and transmitter) there are other 7 smaller compartments that can store up to 4 flight batteries, battery chargers, propellers, and other smaller accessories (like filters and memory cards).
This Phantom 3 case accommodates:
- DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter (Advanced or Professional);
- Phantom 3 remote transmitter with phone/tablet holder;
- Up to 5 pieces of flight batteries (one loaded into the aircraft);
- DJI Phantom 3 battery charger;
- At least 4 sets of Phantom 3 propellers.
- Additional compartment for small accessories.
The suitcase handle is very comfortable, which is good because unfortunately, you can’t attach a shoulder strap. Inside the case, I found two keys that allow locking the case.
My DJI Phantom 3 fits tight into its dedicated compartment without falling out even if the suitcase is reversed. In my opinion, there is enough space in the upper part so the quad can be loaded into the suitcase even with installed propellers, which is very convenient.
As you can see in the image below (picture taken by Michael Morgan), it looks that this Realacc case is also suitable for the DJI Phantom 4. This is great news for those who are planning in the future to upgrade from Phantom 3 to Phantom 4 because they can continue to use the same quadcopter case.
The drawback of the customized design is that the case is not suitable for all 350 mm sized quadcopter. I tried to fit in my XK X380 and my FlyPro XEagle Sport quadcopters but without any success.
Realacc Phantom 3 case - Verdict
Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional, this Phantom 3 case is perfect if you are serious about protecting your investment. This case is suitable for both storing and carrying your DJI Phantom quadcopter. Although it is not fully made from aluminum it seems to be very durable and the build quality is decent for its price range.
Nevertheless, if you are into the aerial filming business it helps to look professional in the eye of your customers.
Currently, you can find this P3 case with 20% discount and free shipping for $96. If you are from Europe, you can opt to order it directly from EU warehouse for $49 plus $30 shipping costs.
What I liked
- Nice professional design;
- Fits in up to 5 flight batteries;
- Can be used for take-off.
What I didn’t like
- Not seems to be fully waterproof.
- Not fully aluminum.