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3rd-party propeller guards and finger guards

metzalx

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Just saw these when browsing AliExpress:


Propeller guards ($3.60)


Finger guards ($1.79)


Prices in brackets are the cheapest I could find :) They seem to be having a 10% discount now so prices may differ from above...

Propeller guards seem to cover 280 degrees compared to DJI's 240 degrees...Also the weight of each guard is 5g compared to DJI's 9g. (Taobao reference link in Chinese). It is harder to put on and remove though.

I haven't even gotten my Spark yet (which is gonna be my first drone), so I have no idea how these differences are going to affect the aerodynamics whatsoever. The cheapskate in me will be giving these a shot!
 

DesertWindAero

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Brilliant!
 

Romy Mutuc

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The finger guards look cheap. Can someone compare the weight of the 3rd party prop guards to the DJI prop guards?
 

WayneMHK

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The finger guards look cheap.
So does a band-aid. ;-)

I have friends and family who are all gonna want to try gesture mode. I'll put these on before they try it.
 

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At 19 bucks I'm not gonna try to go aftermarket on propeller guards. The DJI price is fine and the quality is good. I don't want any in flight defects in propeller guards.
 

aviscomi

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At 19 bucks I'm not gonna try to go aftermarket on propeller guards. The DJI price is fine and the quality is good. I don't want any in flight defects in propeller guards.
You read my mind...$19 to protect a $500 purchase is more than acceptable to me.
 

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