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.
– 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?
– 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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