Phantom 4 Pro+ & the extras
Choosing kit can be a headache and expensive - to save you time, check out my list and decide what you really need.
The first thing, if you don't already have one, is to choose your drone. If you're new to the industry this pretty much a choice between a Phantom 4 Pro (or 5 if you can wait until next year), or a Mavic Pro. Both are great drones and the main two things it came down to for me was size and camera quality. The Mavic wins on size but the Phantom wins on picture quality. I can still easily travel with the Phantom, I just don't have much room for the other non-essential things, you know, like clothes.
This is just a guide as to what you may want to purchase, but not all are necessary.
*This is not a sponsored post with referral links. It's 100% non-biased.*
- •Phantom 4 Pro+ - My personal favourite UAV.
- •ND Filters - Polar Pro make great, fairly inexpensive ND filters.
- •iPad Sunshade - (This is great if you use an iPad mini).
- •Helipad - Fast fold, pop-out landing pad. Very convenient and useful for sandy/grassy spots.
- •Extra batteries - Ideally have at least 1 or 2 extras.
- •DJI charging hub - Useful if you have a few batteries.
- •USB cable - It’s worth keeping a spare in the drone box.
- •LIPO Bags - Get a couple of these for transporting batteries - especially when travelling abroad.
- •First Aid Kit - Worth grabbing if you work commercially.
- •Motor Protector Caps - inexpensive way to keep the motors protected whilst in transport.
- •Anemometer - Simple tool for checking wind speeds.
- •Hi-Vis Jacket - Worth keeping just in case a client requires it.
- •Extra Propellers - Replace these if damaged or after a year.
- •DJI Goggles - Not essential but great for clients to keep a clear view of what you're capturing.
- •Lens Cleaning Pen - Cheap but very effective.
- •32GB Highspeed SD Cards - 32GB is perfect for me to switch out and download quickly.
- •USB SD Card Reader - Perfect for downloading footage fast, on any machine.
- •Manfrotto Backpack - A great backpack for keeping it all together.
So that’s it! Good luck and enjoy your trip!
Feel free to drop me a line if there’s any specific questions you might have.