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Best of breed accessories?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Bombdogs, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Bombdogs

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    Hi All,

    so I have a couple of flights under my belt - now need to think about protecting this delicate wee thing as much as possible. I've seen a few threads on must have accessories - but they are mostly US based shops & older threads. Looking for some up to date advice and I'd really like to buy the best of breed for these basics;

    1) Lens Cover
    2) Gimbal Guard/Protector
    3) Gimbal Lock (or is the one supplied with the unit good enough?)
    4) iPad mini sunshade

    Solid advice on the best of these and where to order from UK supplier muchly appreciated. Anything else I should consider getting straight away?

    Cheers,
    Paul
     
  2. robinb

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    Yes a bag to put it all in :)
     
  3. msinger

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    You can find a good selection of quality accessories here:
    DJI Phantom Accessories & Tips - Phantom Help

    Not all of the items listed at Phantom Help are available for shipping to the UK, but you might be able to find the same items elsewhere.


    I like these accessories:
    • Lens Cover
    • iPad Mini Sun Shade
    • Gimbal Lock: This is not needed if you install the OEM lock like this:



    • Gimbal Guard: I don't own one. A camera guard like this one is useful though -- for added protection and to prevent grass from contacting the camera.
     
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  4. Bombdogs

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    Thanks for the replies. And yes a bag does seem essential kit... but not cheap are they... next month for that!

    Going to be an expensive new hobby this one isn't it...

    Cheers,
    Paul
     
  5. AirApparent

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    I second this. You can find almost everything here. A great resource indeed.
     
  6. robinb

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    paul, you can get padded bags off ebay that have the foam precut on the inside for £30 off ebay.
     
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    You have no idea...I started with a generation old model - just the Vision, maybe 1 1/2 years ago...then said ****, wish I had a gimbal. $400 rotorpixel. Well, I guess I need 3 battery's and case for &$600.......... Then the p3 came out, so I was like Yeah I must have this. Oh dang, my computer needs some work to be able to process 4k.. SSD, RAM, and more upgrades later, I had a usable computer. Oh and, more batteries, Batteries, case, gimbal guards (finally found a goo one), Props. Prop dye. Carbon fiber gimbal ground guard. Adobe premiere pro, photoshop.

    It never gets old, but yeah it gets expensive...

    One, random purchase on Amazon.. I was hooked.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
     
  9. YolevonALLin

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    Luckily CLAM coins are killing it and only poised to skyrocket. More clams more drones.

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  10. robinb

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    Been there, done that :)
     
  11. JayB

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    So Far my purchases have been

    P3A with extra battery
    3rd Battery
    Ipad Mini 2 (Didn't realize the 1 wasn't compatible when I ordered P3)
    Short USB to ipad Connector
    Controller Neck Strap
    2 Backpacks (only use 1)
    Prop Balancer
    RF-V16 GPS Tracker
    PAYG Sim for GPS Tracker
    3D Printed holder for GPS Tracker.
    3D Printed Lens Cap
    ND Gels from Dataway
    Set of TACO RC ND Filters
    32gb SD Card
    Adobe CC package
    New 1080p Monitor for my PC (Obviously this was for the kids....;))
    Kingston 5-in-1 Mobile Companion
    WD My passport Ultra 1TB HDD
    Cases for both the above.
    Zoom H1 Handheld Recorder (waiting for it to be delivered.... seemed a good idea at the time)
    A couple of Courses on Udemy

    Soon to be ordered & Wish list
    Fury Muff Thingy for Zoom H1
    HoodiVision Padhat sun shade.
    Gimbal/Ribbon Protector
    Gimbal Guard
    HDMI Board
    Headplay HD Goggles
    4th Battery
    100W Charger
    Charging Hub when available.
    CAA Permission (So I can actually try and recoup some of my costs.....:rolleyes:)

    ****.... I didn't realize how long this list was going to be and I dread to think what I have spent........... but if the wife asks

    Purchases so far
    P3 with Extra Batteries
    Bag

    ;)
     
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