1. Safety, Safety, and Safety – You can find plenty of videos on YouTube of bloody fingers, hands, and arms which resulted from drone propeller accidents. The propeller guards make it much less likely this will happen to you or, more importantly, to an innocent bystander.
2. Enhanced Recovery – Your Phantom is less likely to get caught in a tree. The guard helps deflect the drone after a collision.
2. Easier to Carry – You now have something to grab on to (not while the drone is on!) and protect the props should you drop it.
3. Increased Visibility – You can see your Phantom from a greater distance. The increased size makes it much more visible.
4. Better Landing Protection – Your Phantom will eventually land on its side. But with the guards, the props are protected.
5. They Look Cool – The “coolness” factor is increased!
6. They are inexpensive. Check them out
Check out this video from HyperVision Australia that runs down the pros and cons of prop guards:
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com