What other gear should I have in my SOLO travel bag?

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Simple question: I am flying a #3DR Solo and with a gimbal. I use the travel case, have no problems getting it on the airplane etc. As I prep for a couple of major trips, wondering...

What I wanted to ask other users, what other gear do you travel with?

What complimentary tech do you carry?

I have added power adapters for other locales, a back-up GoPro battery, etc. Any other ideas?
 
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I love carrying a battery pack to charge my phone. The solo app seems to kill my battery
 
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my favorite bag accessories
  • Tascam audio recorder. (being able to add ambient audio to video is cool)
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  • Gimbal Balance Kit (Imp concepts)
  • Rubber bands (helps if you get stuck props)
  • Alpha Antennas
  • FAA registration papers
  • 3Dr screw driver
  • Multi-tool (traveling with that might be a problem)
  • Cell phone repair kit
  • Set of small metric hex wrenches
  • Spare HDMI cable
  • Hoods for my nexus 9 and Apple 6s+
 
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I mostly use a LowePro soft bag, but they are not that conducive to rugged travel.

SoloBag-.jpg
Left flap of bag:
Phillips #0
Oiler for bearings
GoPro Wrench below oiler
Needle nose pliers below wrench
Tweezers - curved and straight
Phillips #1
Cable ties
2 Props in original box in outer zippered compartment

Top compartment:
2 Solo batteries
Compressed air
USB portable charger power bank
Dual GP3 battery charger
Dual GP4 Battery charger
AC USB power packs for above
12V vehicle power plugs for above
4 extra GP3 bats
4 extra GP4 bats
OTG to Micro SD Adapter for GoPro file copy to tablet
Filters

Right flap:
Phillips #2
Slotted screwdriver - tiny
Slotted screwdriver - small
HDMI adapter
Paper clip (resetting)
Loctite Blue
Diagonal cutters
Flat crescent wrench for motors (getting an IMP Concepts to replace this)
2 Props in original box in outer zippered compartment

Immediately left of Solo:
GoPro Instruction Manuals
Long HDMI cable

Immediately right of Solo:
Bluetooth ear insert to listen to telemetry from device during flight.

Bottom compartment:
Controller
Tablet

No room for Marco Polo receiver, but I take it along
 
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I mostly use a LowePro soft bag, but they are not that conducive to rugged travel.

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Left flap of bag:
Phillips #0
Oiler for bearings
GoPro Wrench below oiler
Needle nose pliers below wrench
Tweezers - curved and straight
Phillips #1
Cable ties

Top compartment:
2 Solo batteries
Compressed air
USB portable charger power bank
Dual GP3 battery charger
Dual GP4 Battery charger
AC USB power packs for above
12V vehicle power plugs for above
4 extra GP3 bats
4 extra GP4 bats
OTG to Micro SD Adapter for GoPro file copy to tablet
Filters

Right flap:
Phillips #2
Slotted screwdriver - tiny
Slotted screwdriver - small
HDMI adapter
Paper clip (resetting)
Loctite Blue
Diagonal cutters
Flat crescent wrench for motors (getting an IMP Concepts to replace this)

Immediately left of Solo:
GoPro Instruction Manuals
Long HDMI cable

Immediately right of Solo:
Bluetooth ear insert to listen to telemetry from device during flight.

Bottom compartment:
Controller
Tablet

No room for Marco Polo receiver, but I take it along


how often do you oil the bearings? this just a spray WD40 in the motors or more complex process?
 
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WD-40 isn't much of an actual lubricant, and overspray of anything when your target is the tiny bearings isn't a good idea IMO. You'll need a needle applicator for whatever you use. TriFlo was recommended on this forum, so I use it: I don't have a Planned Maintenance Schedule so my oiling schedule is "as needed".
https://www.amazon.com/Tri-Flow-TFBC20027-Superior-Lubricator-Blister/dp/B000CCML7G

Search these forums for 'Oil' and there is plenty of reading.
 
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I mostly use a LowePro soft bag, but they are not that conducive to rugged travel.

View attachment 4099
Left flap of bag:
Phillips #0
Oiler for bearings
GoPro Wrench below oiler
Needle nose pliers below wrench
Tweezers - curved and straight
Phillips #1
Cable ties

Top compartment:
2 Solo batteries
Compressed air
USB portable charger power bank
Dual GP3 battery charger
Dual GP4 Battery charger
AC USB power packs for above
12V vehicle power plugs for above
4 extra GP3 bats
4 extra GP4 bats
OTG to Micro SD Adapter for GoPro file copy to tablet
Filters

Right flap:
Phillips #2
Slotted screwdriver - tiny
Slotted screwdriver - small
HDMI adapter
Paper clip (resetting)
Loctite Blue
Diagonal cutters
Flat crescent wrench for motors (getting an IMP Concepts to replace this)

Immediately left of Solo:
GoPro Instruction Manuals
Long HDMI cable

Immediately right of Solo:
Bluetooth ear insert to listen to telemetry from device during flight.

Bottom compartment:
Controller
Tablet

No room for Marco Polo receiver, but I take it along
Whew, I finally realize I'm not OCD after all, not even close.....;)
 
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no kidding I thought my list was pretty extensive but wow
actually I really like that set up
 
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View media item 399I use a Lowepro as well (Droneguard BP 450 AW. I typically carry the Solo, 3 batteries and 2 chargers, GoPro Hero 4 and it's normal waterproof case, PolarPro 3 filter kit for quadcopters, a small bit set and screwdriver, my tablet/phone and if necessary a secondary HDMI monitor and 25' HMDI cable, 2.5 sets of props and a wind meter.
 
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View media item 399I use a Lowepro as well (Droneguard BP 450 AW. I typically carry the Solo, 3 batteries and 2 chargers, GoPro Hero 4 and it's normal waterproof case, PolarPro 3 filter kit for quadcopters, a small bit set and screwdriver, my tablet/phone and if necessary a secondary HDMI monitor and 25' HMDI cable, 2.5 sets of props and a wind meter.

this bag have more space or any distinct advantages of the SOLO bag?
 
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I've noticed props can become warped when left sitting open in the bag like that with nothing to protect them. Just a little pressure over a period of time can do it.
 
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this bag have more space or any distinct advantages of the SOLO bag?
Not particularly. This bag is modular and designed to fit the Solo or Phantom platform. Since, I have a P2 as well, I went with this. I does include an attached rain fly (great for Florida) and is backed by Lowepro's lifetime guarantee.
 
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I've noticed props can become warped when left sitting open in the bag like that with nothing to protect them. Just a little pressure over a period of time can do it.
When I keep it closed they stay fairly straight. The outer ones tend to have a bit more pressure on them than the central ones. I keep my "production" rotors in the center and "training/fun" rotors on the outside. I also have a set of props still in their original box in the zippered section on top of the bag.
 
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you guys carrying multiple wrenches/pliers/screwdrivers? what for?!
The right tool for the job! There are at least 2 sizes of phillips in a Solo, slotted screwdrivers to push or pry at spots/crevices or wires, pliers and tweezers to grab and manipulate small wires and crimp connectors. GoPro wrench for tightening/loosening GoPro in case or frame, crescent wrench to grab motors to loosen props - hopefully, most of what I need in the field to keep flying.

I'm a competition shooter and a Glock armorer and when I go to a match I just don't take guns and ammo, I take my complete well-equipped armorers kit and spare parts kit - hopefully, most of what I need in the field (match) to keep shooting. And yes, I am just as anal about my competition guns, gear, ammo, and armorers kit. My other forum is Glocktalk... :cool:
 
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...I also have a set of props still in their original box in the zippered section on top of the bag.
Thanks... I forgot I have a set of props in the original boxes in the zippered part of my bag.
 
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The right tool for the job! There are at least 2 sizes of phillips in a Solo, slotted screwdrivers to push or pry at spots/crevices or wires, pliers and tweezers to grab and manipulate small wires and crimp connectors. GoPro wrench for tightening/loosening GoPro in case or frame, crescent wrench to grab motors to loosen props - hopefully, most of what I need in the field to keep flying.

I'm a competition shooter and a Glock armorer and when I go to a match I just don't take guns and ammo, I take my complete well-equipped armorers kit and spare parts kit - hopefully, most of what I need in the field (match) to keep shooting. And yes, I am just as anal about my competition guns, gear, ammo, and armorers kit. My other forum is Glocktalk... :cool:
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