There are a ton of different accessories available that can help you to save time and effort while flying your drone. Here is our list of the best drone accessories for 2022.
Foldable Antenna Range Extenders
Using antenna range extenders can be a great tool for getting you that extra bit of range when you need it. Nothings worse then being on the edge of signal range and having a choppy camera feed. Passive range extenders use a reflective material to help direct the signal in the direction you need it. This makes pointing the controller in the direction of the drone very important. The range extender linked below is a foldable part which can easily be slipped onto most DJI controllers when needed.
Drone Landing/Takeoff Pad
A drone landing pad makes takeoffs and landings much more convenient. No more need for taking off from difficult spaces, or trying to catch the drone as its landing. The landing pad from fstop labs mentioned below is a 32in waterproof landing pad which is easily foldable and can be pegged down to ensure it doesn’t get blown out of position. This landing pad is larger than most which is helpful for keeping the drone from kicking up a lot of dust while trying to land.
Drone Object Launcher
This accessory allows you to attach objects to your drone and then remotely trigger it to release the object. It may not be an overly practical gadget since most drones are fairly small and can’t carry much but it definitely has some cool factor. The product shown below was designed as a stand alone, universal fit component. The object holding mechanism is strapped to the drone while the trigger mechanism is on a separate remote.
Sun Shade Hood
On sunny days it can be a real challenge to view details on your drones controller screen while flying. Using a sunshade hood is a cheap and easy way to solve this problem. There are many different styles of sun shades, but magnetic ones like the one linked below are simple foldable parts that are easy to store in your drone kit. Whenever you need it, they just unfold and clip onto a mount on your controller.
Hard Drone Case
Everyone needs some kind of case to store their drones in. A lot of the cheaper low end soft cases don’t actually do much to protect your drone. Even accidently putting a heavy bag of luggage on these cases while travelling might be enough to cause damage.
To help protect all your expensive equipment hard cases are your best friend. There are a lot of hard cases available online which are made to be drone specific and will have foam cutouts inside to match. If you carry a lot of custom gear in your drone bag you can also chose to buy a hard case with no cutouts in the foam so that you can customize the foam yourself.