There are boatloads of great DJI Mavic Pro accessories, but some are way more useful and important than others.
In this post I am going to break down all the accessories I believe can really improve your Mavic Pro flying experience.
The post is broken down into sections which you can jump to in the Quick Navigation on the side.
1. SD Card
Sure, you get a 16Gig card with your DJI Mavic Pro when you buy it, but you are going to want either a larger one or a few more sd cards.
Why? Because you will want to be working on one, while the other is in the Mavic. Or you may want to keep some footage safe, while you are flying or traveling. There are lots of reasons. The maximum capacity of the Mavic is technically 64G.
The best two micro sd cards that I have come across are the:
If you want even more options and info, check out my detailed post on the topic.
2. Spare Batteries
There is nothing more frustrating than having to cut a flying session short with your drone - because you run out of battery. And with a maximum flight time of only 20-27 minutes per battery, it is going to happen to you, a lot!
That is why one of the first mavic pro accessories I bought, aside from a bigger SD card to store all my video, was to get a few more spare batteries. This made sure I could head out on a long trip, or far from my car (with no charging ability) and still fly my drone for as long as I needed.
That is why I recommend at least 2 spare batteries as well as lots of options to charge them on the go (more on that below).
3. Battery Chargers
It pays to have at least one spare battery for your Mavic Pro, because 27 minutes intelligent flight time is never enough, right?
But even if you have a few batteries, you always have to charge them. And the charger you get with the Mavic Pro can only charge one battery at a time. And it takes way too long!
That is why I recommend you have at least one of the following accessories: a sequential charger, a fast one if you can. That way you can put all the batteries in, and know when you come back, they are ALL charged.
Sometimes even better, if it's made right, is a parallel charger. So you can charge many batteries at once and save some time.
Here are a few options for battery chargers for the Mavic Pro.
Sequential Battery Chargers (one after another)
Parallel Battery Chargers (at the same time)
Mavic Pro Car Charger
4. ND Filters
ND Filters are a great way to get even better video footage on the Mavic Pro. They help to reduce the light entering the lens so that you can align the shutter and frame rates (long version short: way better video footage). The ideal is to have your frame rate and shutter speed at 2x (eg. shutter speed 1/30, frame rate 60).
There are lots of options for ND filters but some fit better than others, and the best ones don't disrupt the gimbal calibration when you start the drone. They are also even better if you can put them on and take them off easily and without damaging your Mavic. You can read all about it in detail in this post.
But if you just want my recommendations, here is the list:
FStop Labs 6 Pack of ND and Polariser Filters: this is the set of filters you want to get if you want both ND and ND Polarisers, but don't want to spend a fortune.
Neewer Affordable ND 4 Pack (ND4, 8, 16, 32): this is a super-affordable set of ND filters that will cover pretty much any situation.
Polar Pro Filters DJI Mavic Pro 3 & 6 Pack (ND / PL): PolarPro are at the top-end of drone filters. I love their products, just be aware they do cost a little more than other ND filters.
5. Spare Propellers
I remember the first time I crashed my Mavic Pro, it was shocking! But, this drone is actually pretty damn strong. And often, all that breaks is the propeller. So, one of the most important things you want to have on you in terms of accessories is a few sets of Mavic Pro propellers.
6. Tablet And Phone Holders
Using a big phone or tablet with your Mavic Pro remote controller is the perfect way to get a better view of the camera (don't you hate trying to see what the small phone is showing - or not showing).
And if you want to get the perfect view of your tablet/phone and get it out of the way of the controller sticks/buttons a holder is the best solution. Here are some great options:
7. Backpack, Bag or Case
Packing and carrying all your great Mavic Pro gear is a bit of a chore, but with the right bag or case it can all become super easy.
There are lots of options from simple cases for the drone itself, to all in one bags for everything you probably have for your drone. Check a few of them out below or read the complete review:
Polar Pro DroneTrekker Backpack: the drone backpack to end all backpacks. This baby knows how to help carry a drone anywhere you want to take it.
LowePro ViewPoint BP250 Backpack & CS80: this is the bag within a bag that I use to add to all my different backpacks so I can easily take my drone wherever I am going.
Smatree Mavic Pro Carrying Case: A combination shoulder bag/carry case with a nice hard foam interior and semi-hard outer case.
Philonext Hard Cases for Mavic Pro & Controller: great if you really want to protect your drone during transport. Because, let's face it, not all handlers treat things with care.
8. Sun Shade/Hood
You love to fly your Mavic on a sunny day, but trying to see the screen is a nightmare, right? That is when a simple, affordable and effective sun shade or hood for your screen or phone comes in handy. It helps block out the light and give you way more visibility when flying your drone.
It might not look like much, but it sits simply on top of the aerials and blocks a lot of light from your screen.
If you want to even take it a step further and immerse your screen in complete darkness, you can buy this even more shading hood from Freewell. For me it is a little annoying and too closed, but it will surely allow you to see the screen with ease on a very sunny day.
LiPo batteries can be dangerous when you travel or fly. Remember what happened with those Samsung phones?
Keep safe with these fireproof bags for your Mavic Pro batteries. That way, you can travel with peace of mind, even if it is just in your car overnight somewhere.
Landing the Mavic can be a bit dicey when the ground is not "perfect". Which, if you are like me and fly in all sorts of locations and terrain, is most of the time.
This simple and cost effective solution will solve nearly all your take off and landing problems.
The sticks on the Mavic Pro remote controller may get damaged in transport. Even if you have a good case or bag. Protect your remote with this transport bracket.
Tired of not being able to see your phone screen when flying your Mavic?
DJI have come out with the ultimate in drone screens with the CrystalSky.
All Mavics look the same. Kinda boring, huh?
Well, if you want to make your drone stand out (or just easier to see when it's up in the air) why not add some decals or stickers. There are so many different options, and most of them are super cheap.
12. Landing Gear
The Mavic Pro is an ultra-low profile drone, and you might have noticed that it has trouble landing and taking off when there is any kind of obstacle (grass, rocks etc). That is where some nice (and usually cheap) landing gear comes in. They help elevate your drone above more obstacles, and give you far more options on where you can take off or land. I have a very detailed guide on different landing gear options here, or you can jump straight to my recommendations below: