Drones offer many creative opportunities that add fun, beauty, and excitement to otherwise dull day-to-day lives. They may also give you an edge in the professional world with different applications like real estate photography or videography. Whatever the case, you need to make sure that your drones are fully equipped for the tasks you have in mind. Here are the drone accessories to maximise fun and help you get a leg up on the rest of the crowd!
1. Remote control:
The most obvious and most widely used drone accessory is the remote control. While it is not needed for you to fly your drone, having a remote can make flying more fun, safer, easier, and more enjoyable. The price of the remote will correspond to the price of your drone; however, some models come with a primary RC controller that works for a wide variety of drones.
2. Landing Pads and Ground Sticks
Landing Pads and Ground Sticks are a must-have if you fly over water or sand. Ground sticks look just like regular poles but feature feet at their base so you can situate them on sand or grass instead of mounting your drone directly to the ground. Landing pads float on water and feature sticky sides, so they stay in place. That is convenient when you want to take a flight break and relax on the water.
A drone battery is an essential part of any drone setup. Without a battery, your drone will lose its power pretty quickly, and you will need to fly your drone back to the place it was stored. Although batteries may seem simple, they can be pricey, especially if you want to take them on a long trip with you.
4. Extra propellers:
Propellers are located on a drone’s back and are necessary to keep your drone flying in the air. If your propellers get crumpled or damaged, a drone is not uncommon to crash and be lost. A spare set of propellers is usually cheap enough to replace them on your own (if you know what you’re doing), at least if they are just plastic. As your drone gets more expensive, it will cost more to replace!
5. LED Lights:
Aside from making the drone look cooler by illuminating it white, there are a variety of LED lights that can be used to make your drone more visible or better illuminated at night. For example, you can attach your drone’s propellers with steady white lights that work pretty well to make it easier to see your drone at night. Another good example is using a camera with a set of red LEDs so that your drone is easily seen at dusk and dawn since it will be illuminated with red light making it easier for various types of birds and animals to find and land on it.
There are many different types of drone accessories on the market, and it can be challenging to know what they are, when you need them and how they work. The best way to learn about them is by searching the list above.