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DJI Mavic Pro Propeller Cages – Pros and Cons

DJI has quietly released a new addition to the DJI store; propeller cages. Now we have to admit that an entire cage looks like overkill when compared to conventional prop guards but these could actually be a useful accessory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DJI says they “improve overall flight safety”, and we tend to agree. Getting sliced open with a prop does not look like a fun experience. Actually, we found a video that shows the damage a prop can do:

Admittedly, this video shows why you should remove your props before working on your quad but the same sausage slice fest is still possible when flying.

If delicious sausage destruction didn’t convince you of the dangers of moving props, or if you’re still deciding the need for prop cages, we made a list of the pros and cons for you:

Pros:

– Protects your props from any outside interference
– Allows you to use your Mavic Pro inside without fear of demolishing your walls or slicing Grandma open while she watches Jeopardy
– Reduces the risk of something happening when you “hand catch” (something we recommend you avoid doing)
– Hamster storage when you’re not using them
– Hamster storage when you are using them?

Cons:

– Adds weight to your Mavic Pro? (Untested)
– Reduces aerodynamic ability? (Untested) (Weight and aerodynamic directly affects/reduces battery life)
– The cost (holy shit the cost: USD$159!)
– They look a little bit silly

All in all, anything that contributes to saving your Mavic Pro in the event of a crash or prevents damage is a good option. Would you spend $159 to protect your $999 Mavic Pro? Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments!

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