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Essential Accessories for P3A?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by FlyingTwinkie, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. FlyingTwinkie

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    I'm going to place an order for one of these (P3A) in the next day or so. This will be my first Phantom, but I've flown R/C drones and helicopters (and real planes too). What are the essential "must have" accessories that I should purchase now and have on hand before my first flight?

    Gimbal guard? Which one?
    Prop guards?
    Hard case? Recommendations?
    Other ideas?

    Cheers.
     
  2. msinger

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    Check out my must-have list of accessories for the Phantom Advanced here.
     
  3. Rumbaar

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    Out of that list, I'd only say the hard case.

    But at least one spare battery.

    I have gimble guard and quick release prop guards and haven't flow with them on. Prop guard if around rocks and indoors, but no use otherwise. Gimble guard I didn't like for non stable landings.
     
  4. MrMcfly

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    I'd say get a decent prop balancer. A balanced set of props is a good thing.
    I fly with Prop Guards all the time. Having different colors for front/rear makes
    easy visual referencing on the drones orientation. You only have to tilt the camera
    down a few degrees to keep them out of video.
    A set of ND Filters and a polarized filter for the camera helps capture better
    photos.
    I got the Gimbal guard with the bird, and it's on there... haven't had a hard enough
    landing to test it's 'worthiness'. I have no problems with landing stability.
    I own a cheap soft case. Mine isn't going on any commercial flights any time soon,
    if I was going to, I'd get a good hard case.

    Yeah.... batteries... can't seem to ever have too many of them around.
     
  5. BVC

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    mcmelectronics for a hard case.

    See the thread I created "show off your cases!" and you'll see the details to mine (cheapest/best value to date) and what other members are using to direct you to a case that fits your needs/budget.
     
  6. peter west nz

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    nd filters. polarising filter. Actually I usually use the polarpro pol filter with 4-24 nd inside it from phantomfilters.com. I don't find the polarpro nd filters to be very clear.