The very low cost ruggedized case MAX 505S (complete series) nicely fits the Iris with props unmounted. This is a custom / personal DIY setup, not a product - although we would guess that 3DR will be offering something along these lines. The case is water-tight and has a pressure valve. It comes with pluckable foam which can be manually brought to shape. The RC transmitter could also be fitted underneath, but in this example we decided to keep it external to have a clean 'all things Iris' box. Iris has a classic (nicely machined, black anozided) prop mount which tightly fits the APC SF props. We're working with 3DR to speed up rotor mounting / unmounting with a simplified 'quick mount'. The larger version of the case, MAX 505, would have plenty of space for additional items, but also has obviously more volume. MAX 505S dimensions should fit cabin luggage requirements of most airlines and Iris + accessories + case should be below 6 kg.

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Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on October 2, 2013 at 11:26am

Nice case, what's the price like?

Comment by Nicholas Witham on October 2, 2013 at 5:20pm

88,95 €

Comment by Dany Thivierge on October 2, 2013 at 8:58pm

I found long time ago a Canadian Case that fits the bill for my transportation need of UAV (and gear) 

they go for $150 CAD

(I am not associate with that cie/brand at all)

Official website:

Best deal online (free shipping)

Phantom fits well in it with 10 inches monitor, charger, 6 LiPo, gopro and accessories, tools, spare parts and radio... (I do not see room for a radio in this one above...) I guess it's a personal preference but I like it all in one case. 


Comment by Shawn Burns on October 5, 2013 at 12:56pm
Would this fit as a flight carry on?

Comment by Lorenz Meier on October 6, 2013 at 3:10am

The MAX505S should fit as flight carry on. The manufacturer website has the external dimensions.

Comment by hotelzululima on December 7, 2013 at 8:03pm

Hi All

But for US users I have found this and this  not quite sure which one to order ... about 29.95 to 39.95 at that source..

and not sure if the will fit under seat(havent traveled since TSA started touching folks)


  who is patiently awaiting his post XMAS IRIS delivery before he starts spending more money!


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