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LowePro DroneGuard BP 250 Review | My 2018 Summer Adventuring Kit



So about this time of year we start to plan and book some of our summer excursions and at the same time I like to get my drone/camera gear ready for our summer adventuring. This year I wanted to change the backpack I was using to something better suited to what I need. I had been using the GoPro Seeker, it’s an excellent backpack but was no longer meeting my needs. What I didn’t like about it was the fact that most of your gear had to be stored in the main cavity, it’s quite deep and hard to access the gear that is stored in the bottom. I found myself having to empty everything to find what I was looking for. I’ll still use it for short hikes and maybe family day-trips to the zoo or beach when I wont have a lot of gear to bring.

So after researching many camera/drone backpacks I decided to go with the Lowepro DroneGuard BP 250. Its better suited for me and my gear. When the main cavity is opened, all you gear is in full view and easily accessible. The interior is fully customizable and can be configured to accommodate a variety of drones, GoPro and camera gear. The Lowepro DroneGuard BP 250 looks to be well-built and is extremely comfortable to wear which is important especially on those day long hiking trips.

LowePro DroneGuard BP 250:

Here is our YouTube video as we go over the backpack in detail, do a quick review and show you what drone / GoPro gear I will be packing for this years summer adventuring.

Here is a list of some of the drone, GoPro and 360 camera gear I will be packing in this backpack.

Mavic Air:
Polar Pro Mavic Air ND Filters:
Mavic Air Tablet Mount:
GoPro Hero 6:
GoPro Hero 6 ND Filters:
GoPro Hero 6 Macro Lens:
GoPro Fusion:
GoPro Shorty:
GoPro Dual Charger:
Rylo 360 Camera:
FeiyuTech G5 Gimbal:
GoPro Floating Handle:
RavPower USB-C Power Bank:
Joby GorillaPod:
Manfrotto Extension Pole:

The main cavity is fully configurable to accommodate a wide variety of drone and camera gear.


Has a removable pouch, perfect for storing small parts, cables and spare propellers.

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Unboxing The DJI Goggles Racing Edition



This is just a simple unboxing video of the DJI Goggles Racing Edition. We plan on making more advanced training and tutorial videos soon. We thought it would be best to split the videos up as not to have all the information crammed into one video.  Watch our YouTube unboxing video.

DJI Goggles RE (DJI Store)
DJI Goggle RE (Amazon)

There are two versions of the DJI Goggles, the original version which are white and the racing edition which is black. The racing edition goggle have a few extra features and design enhancements. In the racing edition goggles DJI has redesigned the head band to make them a little more comfortable to wear as well as a redesigned face plate to make it fit a little nicer to the face and help prevent fogging of the goggles. The DJI Racing Edition Goggles also support non DJI drones such as analog racing drones. This is noticeable by the antenna that is not present on the original goggles. The racing edition goggles also supports viewing of 360 and VR panos shot on the various DJI Drones.

I opted to purchase the DJI Racing Edition goggles so I only need to carry one pair of goggles no matter if I wish to FPV with my DJI drone or with some smaller racing quads. As for DJI Drones the goggles work wirelessly with the Mavic Pro and variants such as the Mavic Pro Platinum via Ocusync. The DJI Goggles also work well with the DJI Spark, Mavic Air and the Phantom 4 series of drones via a wired connection.

Both versions of the goggles also support playback of any device that outputs HDMI. The goggles for example can be used to watch Netflix movies via an iPhone.

Like I stated this article is not a review of the goggles but I would like to add that I was extremely impressed when flying the Mavic Air with the DJI goggles. I have only had a few chances to get and fly with them but I really was amazing at how immersive it was. They are a little pricey but well worth the money in my opinion. There is not much more I am going to cover in this article but make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel and bookmark our website for more detailed videos on how to use the DJI Goggles that we will be creating over the coming weeks.

A list of DJI Drones that are compatible with the DJI Goggles Racing Edition

Mavic Air (DJI Store)
Mavic Air (Amazon)

DJI Spark (DJI Store)
DJI Spark (Amazon)

Mavic Pro / Platinum (DJI Store)
Mavic Pro / Platinum (Amazon)

Phantom 4 Series (DJI Store)
Phantom 4 Series (Amazon)

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Tips For Flying Mavic Air and DJI Spark in Winter and Cold Weather



In this video I go over some tips on how to safely fly your DJI Drone in cold and winter conditions. These tips pertain to most DJI drones including the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Pro, DJI Spark and the new Mavic Air. The biggest problem with flying drones in cold temperatures is the batteries are not designed to function in cold temperatures. There is a chemical reaction that needs to take place within the batteries and cold temperature really degrade their performance. Watch my tips and tricks video on how to fly your DJI drones in cold weather.

Landing Pad:

Hot Hands:

Mavic Air (DJI Store)
Mavic Air (Amazon)

DJI Spark (DJI Store) DJI Spark:
DJI Spark (Amazon)



When planing a flight with your drone in the winter, the first thing you should consider is how to transport your drone while keeping it reasonably warm including the batteries. It can be as simple as keeping you kit in your vehicle while driving to your flying location. Don’t leave the aircraft in a cold vehicle, if you stop for lunch bring your drone case in with you so it doesn’t cool off too much. Once at location you may have to do some hiking to reach the desired spot to fly your aircraft. This is where a drone can cool considerably even on a short 20 minute hike. Carry your batteries in your coat preferably an inside pocket. Your body temperature will help keep your batteries warm until you are ready to use them.

Consider purchasing hand warmers to keep your batteries warm and toasty. If you wish to keep you batteries and DJI Drone in a backpack while hiking to location, 3 to 5 hand warmers strategically placed in your case or backpack will keep the drone and batteries warm until you arrive at location and even while flying for several hours. Bring some extra unopened hand-warmers as spares in case you need more heat or the existing ones start to cool.

Keep you flights shorts! Once the drone is up in the air the batteries will cool quickly and you will have decreased flight time. In certain conditions ice can build up on the blades of your drone which could lead to an aircraft malfunction. Short flights allow you to check on the propellers often to make sure there is no build up.

Don’t fly to far! It is a good rule of thumb not to fly as far as you normally would in ideal weather conditions due to the fact that the battery will deplete quickly and you may find yourself to far away and the battery power level decides to drop quickly. Staying close by allows you to make a quick landing if need be. Plus if worse come to worse you wont have to hike a mile to find your drone if it crashes.

Lastly you need to consider take off and landing locations. You don’t want your drone to come into contact with snow. The warm aircraft will melt snow quickly and the moisture could easily damage electrical components within your drone. It’s a good idea to bring along a portable landing pad. This keeps the elements away from you motors and gimbal and provides you with a nice flat surface to launch and land your drone. There are many nice foldable landing pads that are light and compact and easily fit into a drone case or backpack.

Please be aware that most drone manufactures including DJI do not recommend flying drones in cold weather, if you choose to do so, you do at your own risk. However if you take a few extra precautions you can safely fly all winter long and really extend your flying season if you are located in a colder climate.


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