Best Accessories for Drones
Aerial photography has developed rapidly in the last 3 years. If you've followed this trend and bought a camera drone, you're about to have a lot of fun. But after spending some time with the drone you will realize that they do not look like the AMAZING photos you have seen on Instagram. Don't be surprised, because a lot of those photos were probably taken with some additional accessories. All photographers depend on additional accessories to make their lives easier and take their photos and videos one step further. Rest assured, you can too. Listed below are some of the most useful drone accessories that I have had a chance to use and try. These accessories can help you improve your overall drone experience, improving video quality, flight adventure, and safety.
1) Additional propellers and propeller guards: Propellers (also known as fans or blades) are the most fragile part of a drone. You should always have extra propellers when you fly your drone. If you crash, your drone propellers are the first parts to break. I have enough experience with drones and have had over 20 different drones. But even I initially crashed when I first received my DJI Phantom 2. Accessory protectors are another story. They are not necessary, but are useful if you are flying indoors or in confined spaces. Over the past six months, I've only used propeller guards once or twice, but most people wear them on a daily basis. If you crash your drone frequently and break your propellers a lot then you should definitely get props protectors.
2) Extra Battery - Drone X Pro Battery has come a long way in recent years. The latest DJI Phantom 4 Pro offers 30 minutes of flight according to its website. For most non-commercial drone pilots, this will never be enough. Taking into account the time spent flying and landing, you will have 20 minutes to record images. So be sure to buy an extra battery pack or even more for reliable backup anytime you need it. If you own the Phantom 4 Pro, you may want to upgrade to the fast battery charger instead of the one that comes with the package. It will charge the P4 Pro's battery in 40 minutes instead of 65 minutes with the normal charger.
3) Extra Battery Charger - Extra battery power makes longer flight time possible, however it also needs to be charged. Once you have 2 or more batteries and each and every battery requires sixty minutes to charge, the standby period can quickly increase to hours with additional batteries idle. So it is better to buy an additional battery charger or better yet you may want to get the multi charger, which allows you to charge your batteries simultaneously.
4) Vehicle Battery Charger - When you are not on a road trip and also the only source of electrical power you have may be your car battery, this is why getting a car battery charger for your drone is important. So if you have 1, 2, or maybe 3 electric batteries, even when you're on the go, you're more likely to use up all your power juice at some point, so what you certainly need is the ability to charge your batteries when you're not. is nowhere near an electrical outlet.
5) Tablet or iPad: Controlling a drone while driving along with streaming video online from smartphone, becomes cumbersome, to say the least. The screen is too small to clearly see what is happening there. So, you'd better buy a trusted tablet that has a large enough screen to provide reliable video streaming. Apple's iPad, Samsung Galaxy tablet, or some other equivalent tablets with sufficient processor speed are generally excellent possibilities depending on your financial budget.
6) ND Filter: To manage the amount of light entering your camera lens and manage small movements, while increasing motion blur, getting an ND filter is a smart choice. ND filters really are a must have, in my opinion, they make the Phantom series drone video look more cinematic and are great because they don't add considerable weight to your drone gimbal. The P4 Pro's new gimbal is extremely light and fragile, I would also expect to include any weight on the front of the camera lens.