Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Worst accessory you've ever purchased?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SunnyD, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. SunnyD

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2017
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Michigan
    If there's one thing us dronies like, it's accessories. Cases, batteries, sunshades, headsets... you name it, they make it, we buy it.
    The only purchase I regret is some extended clip on legs landing gear. They aren't very rigid, so with any slight wind or turn, they show up as a black leg in the shot.
    What's your worst?
     
    DocDiggler likes this.
  2. dirkclod

    dirkclod Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2014
    Messages:
    12,435
    Likes Received:
    6,609
    Location:
    Amory Mississippi
    From the last 4 years I would have to empty a box and count them .:rolleyes:
     
    ianzone, Pharm and DocDiggler like this.
  3. jofus

    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    AL
    Prop guards and gimbal guard (the one that goes between the legs of the drone). The camera hits the gimbal guard every time I start it up, so I removed it, and the prop guards get in the shot far too often. I would only consider putting them on if I was being paid to fly indoors or in a tight area.
     
  4. macoman

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2016
    Messages:
    1,217
    Likes Received:
    442
    If you are a phantom 3 standard owner... We always try to modify the tablet holder... I have a bunch useless one that broke... Worst accessory ever.
     
  5. MY DRONE JOURNEY

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    65
    Has to be my hardcase and tablets. IPAD2 and NIVIDIA shield K1. I made a video about it . This was my kit.
     
  6. SunnyD

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2017
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Michigan
    Wow, so you went back to a phone then?
     
  7. MY DRONE JOURNEY

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    65
    No I stayed with the ipad2 and sold my Iphone 6. Kept the sheild
     
  8. macoman

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2016
    Messages:
    1,217
    Likes Received:
    442
    Nope, keep buying and installing on the controller
     
  9. SeabeeEO3

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2017
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    25
    These two items have their place when one is just starting out flying these things. It's kind of like training wheels on a child's first two wheeler. Once the skill level comes up enough, off they come.
     
    jofus likes this.
  10. DocDiggler

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2017
    Messages:
    427
    Likes Received:
    110
    Location:
    central coast nsw australia
    Bought some stuff that turned out useless
    Silicone cover for phantom 4
    Carbon fibre props
    Clip on landing gear
    Seems like there is always something better
     
  11. matti

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2016
    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    70
    Tablet holder that couldn't hold the 9.7" tablet's position ... tried very carefully to tighten the screw until it broke the plastics ... had to buy the original DJI P3P tablet holder.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Worst accessory you've Forum Date
Drone Pilots Worst Nightmare!! General Discussion Jun 28, 2017
Everyone's worst fear Phantom 4 Discussion Jun 24, 2017
Worst flight ever with p4p I'm still shaking, no control but got it landed Phantom 4 Pro Discussion Jan 2, 2017
Worst Encounter Yet General Discussion Sep 26, 2016
P4... Worst decision EVER Phantom 4 Help Jul 9, 2016