Transporting Your Drone | Denuoniss Drone Bag

July 02, 2016  •  Leave a Comment Almost every major drone manufacturer provides some sort of case to store their aircraft. Depending on the size of the product that case might be handy when transporting gear from place to place...except if you are the owner of the DJI Inspire 1. It's a relatively big drone model and the case it comes in is about the size of a small suitcase. It doesn't fit very well in the overhead compartment of an airplane so in most cases you are checking it in, sans the batteries and remote controller. In my specific  situation the gear and I are always on the go. Hardshell cases can be a pain in the neck as I usually find myself in spots where they aren't a convenience. The Inspire 1 OEM case is nice enough for storing the aircraft and accessories, but an absolute nightmare to carry around. For the past couple of months I've been using a non-descript bag sold by a company called Denuoniss. It's large enough to transport the batteries, remote controller, props, a tablet and space enough for a camera or two if you pack it carefully.

Denuoniss Drone BagDenuoniss Drone Once you get everything into the bag the drone itself is attached on the rear with velcro straps. As you can see from the image above, there really is no right or wrong way to do this...and there were no instructions from the manufacturer. Even though my configuration looks messy, I've found it's the best solution for the Inspire 1 to keep it from shifting around while hiking.

The other advantage of all these straps is the carrying variation you can apply. There are times when I attach the aircraft in "Travel Mode", or mounted sideways to accommodate whatever I having going on inside the bag itself. I've even loaned it to a few friends who use other drones from different manufacturers and all report that it worked out fine.

Denuoniss Drone BagDenuoniss Drone A retaining flap completes the pack and shields the aircraft from incidental damage or catching branches.

Overall it's not a bad solution but in all honesty I could have just bought a decent backpack and attached the aircraft with bungee cords. I don't have many gripes and it's held up fairly well. The zippers are the weakest single component and although they haven't failed, it's not a smooth open and close. I'm not really sure about the stitching either but nothing is unravelling yet. Unlike most photographers I don't baby my gear. I expect anything I purchase to stand up to normal, daily use without worrying about premature failure or wear and tear.

As the year rolls on I'll probably do a follow-up long-term review...if the bag lasts long enough.


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