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Will.H
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Hi all,

Whilst I wait until the end of March for my Mavic to arrive, I thought I'd pick up a few accessories. Have any of you got 'must haves' for your bird?

I'm thinking, shade for remote, landing pad, bag. I'll probably grab a spare battery too as I've ordered the drone only.

Anything I'm missing?

Thanks all.

Will
2017-2-4
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DroneFlying
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My votes in order are:

  • Extra batteries, since (based on your comment about the bag) I'm assuming you aren't getting the Fly More Combo.
  • A tablet such as the iPad Mini 4 if you don't already have one, don't have excellent eyesight, and plan to use FPV a lot.
  • Some type of sun shade solution if you expect / plan to be flying in sunlight. I use the MavMount and Hi Aerial hood.
  • Yes, a landing pad if you plan to take off and / or land from areas that are grassy, sandy, etc. on a regular basis.

A lot of people seem to prefer the landing gear extenders instead of a landing pad, and that's certainly a cheaper and more compact solution but it wouldn't work for me in some places.
2017-2-4
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UnlimiteDrone
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Hey Will

Congratulations for buying the Mavic Pro, it´s a great choice! That´s already a nice list.

There are more very helpful accessories like leg extensions. They are a great addition if you need to land on grass but if you use a landing pad every time you dont need them.

Also very nice to have is a parallel charger to charge more than just one battery at the same time and a car charger when you are on tour.

An important accessorie for the videography is the ND Filter, you can read about them in my post I did
http://forum.dji.com/forum.php?m ... D393%26typeid%3D393
2017-2-4
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Nigpd
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How close are you to Cheshire?  You could come and see my hoard, due to AAS (accessory acquisition syndrome)
2017-2-4
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Nigpd
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How close are you to Cheshire?  You could come and see my hoard, due to AAS (accessory acquisition syndrome)
2017-2-4
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Will.H
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Thanks all. I'll have a look. It sounds stupid, I know, but I don't like the leg extenders. The Mavic looks great, and I think they detract from the overall appearance. Yep, looks over practicality!

As for Cheshire, not very, I'm in Bucks, but will be in Preston next week!
2017-2-4
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Bent Kangaroo
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This dude makes some nice stuff.

2017-2-4
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Ex Machina
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Bent Kangaroo Posted at 2017-2-4 16:18
This dude makes some nice stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK1eQL8tutc

Wow, thanks for sharing that -- I've sent the guy an email asking about his prices.
2017-2-4
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Will.H
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That's great thanks. I hadn't thought of a tracker, so will look into that a bit more. Really like the iPad holder too!
2017-2-5
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Dronoob
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The most important accessory is the ND filters.
This is why:

  • Currently the Mavic has issues with recording framerates >30fps at 1080. So you remain at 4k/30fps.
  • When you have good sunlight, the camera will go to a high shutter speed of e.g. 1/1000
  • Due to that shutter speed all video frames are missing some motion blur (there is hardly any motion in 1/1000 of a second)
  • As a result of that, all camera movements will be lacking smootheness and look a bit stuttering


Get an ND filter to bring the shutter speed down and your footage will look much better.
2017-2-5
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Bent Kangaroo
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Will.H Posted at 2017-2-5 00:32
That's great thanks. I hadn't thought of a tracker, so will look into that a bit more. Really like the iPad holder too!

Yeah i think that is the best iPad holder i have seen for the Mavic.
A tracker would be great insurance as well.
2017-2-5
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cluc
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Nice.

I suggest going through this list and see what is applicable: http://mavichelp.com/Mavic-Pro/

I've got:
  • Extra Batteries... More batteries more flight time, when the RC is at full charged, going through the fly more combo batteries, you will still have more than 60-70% left, so you can easily get another 3 batteries.
  • Leg extensions, I have both freewell and polar pro. (Have not tried polar pro yet, as they do scratch the Mavic)
  • Propeller guards. They fit great, but have not flown with them, planning to use it while indoors or filming near trees, etc.


What I'm waiting for:
  • Polar Pro Filter Lense
  • Landing Pad (Good for the beach)
  • Hard case for some travelling


What I'm tempted to get:
  • Gimbal Camera Shade
  • Some awesome decal

2017-2-5
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BuzzCut
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ND filters and a million spare props... Just in case.
2017-2-5
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Bent Kangaroo
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Why so long for your Mavic Will.H ?
2017-2-6
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Traviance
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when we know how much his ipad holder is can someone pm me the price please? id like to know and possibly buy one. - Thanks in advance.
2017-2-6
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Freewell
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Hey,

Here is some of the must have we are offering
Freewell 6Pack is great for all light conditions each filter double side multi coated.

Thanks
Harry from Freewell
2017-2-6
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Bent Kangaroo
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I hear Litchi is a great must have accessory for the Mavic, now that we have the famous crashing GoCrap4 imposed on us without choice.
2017-2-22
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High FlyerCokie
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Will.H Posted at 2017-2-4 13:41
Thanks all. I'll have a look. It sounds stupid, I know, but I don't like the leg extenders. The Mavic looks great, and I think they detract from the overall appearance. Yep, looks over practicality!

As for Cheshire, not very, I'm in Bucks, but will be in Preston next week!

I found on my maiden voyage yesterday the leg extension were a bonus for visual direction of the drone plus the FPV. Being newbie anything helps I find
2017-2-27
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Snaver
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Must Have accessory is a spare Gimble Clamp.......but good luck finding one. {:4_142:}
2017-3-15
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DroneFlying
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Snaver Posted at 2017-3-15 06:41
Must Have accessory is a spare Gimble Clamp.......but good luck finding one.

You're right that the OEM clamps are difficult to come by, but there are third-party solutions like this available that some people say are a better choice than the original.
2017-3-15
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