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27 June, 2015 | #The Drone Traveller

The Backpack

On all the trips we have been on, the best case to utilise is the Think Tank Airport Accelerator - this backpack is the most easy to use, modular and dynamic backpack we have come across. Think Tank is a world renowned camera/travel bag for sensitive technology.

Capable of holding your travel essentials. On a recent trip the backpack held the following:

  • 1 x DJI Phantom 3 Professional
  • 1 x DJI Phantom 3 Hand Controller
  • 1 x DJI Phantom 3 Charger
  • 3 x DJI Phantom 3 Batteries
  • 2 x Complete Propeller Sets
  • 1 x 15” Macbook Pro and Chargers
  • 1 x iPad Mini and Chargers
  • Numerous SD Cards
  • Misc Cords
  • Complete Change of Clothes
  • Pens, Passport and Travel Essentials

Batteries

Lithium batteries are a sensitive topic when it comes to travelling, as a general rule of thumb you would ideally like to carry anywhere between 2-4 batteries however issues arrises when one single battery is greater that 100wH (to calculate - mAh x Volts = ??). All airlines legally have to advertise a dangerous goods page on their website, for example Qantas (link).

  • Qantas
  • South African
  • British Airways
  • Aegean
  • Singapore Airlines

Drones

Dependant on the extent of the trip it is generally a good idea to have an adequate supply of perishables, on a drone these are propellers. Should you find yourself in trouble and require spare parts at short notice a simple google search of the country you are in and the drone you require parts for is the quickest way around short notice parts.

Consumer drones today are becoming more advanced with regards to capturing capabilities, whether you are shooting with a GoPro (3DR Solo) or proprietary camera (DJI Phantom 3) it is essential to have a storage facility

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