My goodness. It never occurred to me just how much the guards would show up in the picture when moving forward! I'm used to cropping a little for blades and of course you can always tilt your camera down a bit, but for some shots? You need to be straight on and moving... ...so off they go for now. I'll keep them just in case, but they were only a minor precaution to begin with. This revelation killed them for me. EDIT: It's also louder somehow. I could hear it buzzin' at 200 feet!