DJI recently brought the new AIR 2S on the market, a stunning new drone for photographers that demand the highest quality. Naturally there are some parts, accessories and possible upgrades available as well, and not all of them are directly from DJI.
We ‘ve already explained that there are 2 different remote controllers for this drone, the regular DJI remote controller and the new DJI Smart Controller, so for more about this, please check out the main article about the DJI Air 2S.
Both you drone and remote controller can use some protection, so DJI has a set of Propeller Guards available to make sure the props don’t get damaged in challenging terrain.
If you should damage the propellers, there is always the possibility to buy and install new props, DJI offers Low-Noise propellers with white or yellow tips for only $9.99 a pair (beware that your drone needs 4 of course).
There are alternatives available on Amazon like these Carbon Fibre props, they are a bit stronger and also Noise-Reducing for $25.99 per set of 4.
- Quick Release Mavic Air 2 2S Carbon Fiber Propellers Blades with 5 screws,perfectly replace Mavic Air 2 7238 Blades
- Made of high strength and toughness carbon fiber,3K surface treatment,with updated unique shape for lowering the drone flight noise
- Low noise Mavic Air 2 2S Carbon Fiber Propellers,quieter than Mavic Air 2 7238 genuine blades. Enough power reserve and improved efficiency by more than 10%
- With Carbon fiber props,the drive of the motor more sensitive,has advantages of great ascensional force
- Save battery power,increase flight time,add more fun to your flight.NOTE: Only compatible with mavic Air 2 2S,please don’t use for other model drone
For even more protection of the entire drone and at the same time, some personalisation, there is this set of leather body stickers for the body of the drone, spare batteries and even the remote, they come in 7 different designs and cost $48 per set, water resistant and scratch resistant for better protection.
- Perfectly designed vinyl skin for DJI Air 2S *Not include a drone.
- Personalise your drone with your favorite colour. Make your drone stand out against the sky.
- We use high quality 3M automotive-grade wrap films
- No special tools and hair dryer needed. The English instruction manual is attached and “How to apply” videos are available on YouTube.
- We do all the production process -from design to pack in Japan.
If you want some protection fort he remote controller, there is an easy way to get a protective cover for it, just like those rubber protective covers for your TV remote or your car key, there is a rubber cover available for the standard Air 2S Remote Controller, it’s on amazon for $9.99.
- The remote control silicone sleeve is suitable for DJI Mini 3 Pro/ Mavic 3/ Air 2S/ Mavic Air 2 / Mini 2.
- Using the smart controller protective cover can prevent foreign objects from colliding or scratching the smart remote control.
- Made of soft, highly elastic silicone material, it is not easy to deform, and the surface is sprayed with oil, which is beautiful and comfortable.
- The position of the button hole is accurate and will not affect the normal use of the smart controller.
- Easy to disassemble and install.
Transport can be demanding on any drone, props usually are better when secured and this is possible with these specially designed clamps to hold down the attached props during transport, on the market for $10.99 at Amazon, another way is to detach the props whenever you need to transport the drone.
- 【Small and durable】：It weighs 12.2g and is easy to carry. The side joint is made of ABS material, which is durable and easy to clamp.
Backpacks are available at DJI and Amazon , there is a dedicated hardcase for the Air 2S but some others are designed to carry 2 or more drones of the mavic series in one case, they have also designed some backpacks, Prices can be expensive but the product you get is top quality and assures safe transport for your drone or other equipment.
- For 1x DJI Mavic Air 2/ Air 2S drone, 5x Mavic Air 2/Air 2S Batteries (1 battery installed on drone), 1x Remote Controller, 1x Custom Storage/Battery Charger, 1x Filter/Power Bank Adapter, 2x SD card, 1x Propeller/Charging Hub, Doesn’t fit DJI Smart Controller
- Pass extreme condition lab tests (pressure resistant, watertight and temperature). Made of high-density PP EVA waterproof material insert with top grade supportive foam provide maximum protection for your Mavic Air 2/Air 2S and drone accessories
- DJI Mavic Air 2/Air 2S waterproof hardcase comes standard with automatic pressure equalization valve, additional with 2 new-designed easy open press snap latches. Always keep the case securely closed but also to be opened safely and easily
- Designed to carry everything of your Mavic Air 2/Air 2S fly more combo and more: 2 more batteries, iPad holder, car charger, lens filters. VCUTECH landing pad can also be perfectly placed between this waterproof hardcase without squeezing other drone parts
- What You Get: 1 x VCUTECH DJI Mavic Air 2/Air 2S waterproof hardcase. Satisfaction Guarantee: We’re proud of our products. If you aren’t satisfied, we’ll refund you for any reason within a year of purchase
- 【Strong & Stable】PONYRC Portable Storage Bag for DJI Mini 3 Pro DJI RC/ RC-N1. Hard Shell Storage Bag with high-quality leather PU material. It can effectively prevent water seepage, and it is anti-slip and scratch-resistant, maintaining a delicate appearance.
- 【Reasonable design】All-in-one-shaped EVA inner slot, shockproof and precision fit. Suitable for DJI Mini 3 Pro fly more combo drone, DJI RC/DJI RC-N1 remote controller, batteries, charging hub, adapter, cables, propellers and other accessories.
- 【Easy to Carry】Portable, small and lightweight carrying case bag for travel, compact and easy to store in backpacks or carry-on luggage.
- 【Large Capacity】The zippered upper compartment enlarges the storage space for cables or other accessories and keep them in good condition.
- 【Friendly Customer Service】Package: 1 x DJI mini 3 Pro carrying case. If there is any quality problem at the time of purchase, it can be returned or exchanged free of charge. If you have any after-sales questions, please contact us freely, we will reply you within 24 hours.
- PERFECT SIZE: Suitable for any RC helicopter up to 25 inches in length. Say goodbye to landing on random objects in your living room and land your radio control helicopter in style on the Eagle Pro Helipad.
- SUITABLE HELICOPTERS: All Syma Helicopters & Quadcopters, Hubsan Quadcopters, Eachine Quadcopters, Holy Stone Quadcopters, Lutema and More
- AWESOME NIGHT TIME FLYING: With 4 powerful Flashing LEDs built in, you can perform night time landings. Turn off the lights and experience the exhilaration of real life night time landings with the Eagle Pro Helipad.
- PERSONALIZE YOUR HELIPAD: Personalize your helipad using the 33 decal stickers included with each helipad. Choose between Urban, Medivac or Airforce as well as a bunch of replica warning stickers.
- SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: We offer a 12 month Warranty and 100% Money Back Guarantee. No questions asked, we look after our customers.
An interesting problem that drone pilots often face is the lack of a clear landing area, I myself have used flat rocks, the roof of my car or even a cycling road as a safe flat clear place to take off and land, however sometimes it is difficult to find a good spot. The solution is to carry your own landing platform with you! There is a simple easy to use foldable platform available on Amazon that you can carry in any backpack and open when needed on the spot, lay it over snow, grass, gravel or any uneven or dirty surface to give your drone a nice clean place to take off and land, and afterwards you just was hit with water, it even has 4 corner holes so you could use pins to anchor it down. It costs 19.99 USD.
Another landing pad is available for 16.99 USD on Amazon and this one is very different from the previous one (1st link above). This is a plastic landing pad, it can be used for all kinds of model helicopters and drones, easy to assemble, you can personalise it with pre-printed stickers. The advantage of this landing pad is that it houses a 9V battery in the base that powers the built-in LED lights, perfect for evening and nighttime flights. The design of this pad is so that it interlocks, so if you buy 4 of them you can create your own giant landing pad and use more LED lights for your drone to safely return home.
- 【Universal Drone Landing Pad】:20″ Foldable drone landing pad can provide the best take-off and landing surface in any environment for DJI Mini 3 Pro/ DJI Mavic Mini 2/ Air 2S/ FPV Drone/ Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom/ Mavic Pro/ Mavic Air/ Spark/ others drones.
- 【Blue & Orange Design】:Double-sided color design. Better get position than black; Easy to fold and store quickly ; With a waterproof storage bag for easy storage and transport outdoors.
- 【Function & Portable】:20’’ x 20″ (50x50cm) size, easy to fold allows you to bring it anywhere. Help your drone find home position easy, strong enough to use on sand , overgrown grass, uneven dirt road or in the snow.
- 【Premium Waterproof Material】:STARTRC Landing Pad is made of High-quality Waterproof PU PVC material with lightweight and stain-resistant. It only takes a bottle of water to refresh the landing pad.
- 【Package & After-Sales】1x 20″ Drone Landing Pad,1x Waterproof Storage Bag. If you have any questions, please contact us via Amazon Email and our team will solve your problem within 24 hours.
Landing is more difficult at night, so why not get one of these small LED warning lights for additional visualisation during flight and landing, available for only $14.99 per set of 4.
- ★ LED lightS-The landing pad includes a flash with 3 colors and three lighting modes. Fix it on the four straps of the landing pad, you can find your landing point very accurately even in the dark, easy to install and easy to carry.
- ★ Premium Water-resistant Material – Made of high quality lightweight waterproof nylon material with luminous function,high precision printing and sun-protection,durable for use and not easy to fade.
- ★ Functional & Easy-Fold – Double sided color design help to highlight the location of the helipad,offering your drone a safer landing surroundings in night. With elastic material design on the edge,easy and fast fold,very portable.
- ★ Extensive Applicability – This universal drone landing pad perfectly fits the RC Drones Helicopter,PVB Drones, DJI Mavic Pro Phantom 2/3/4/ Pro,Mavic air 2, Mavic mini,mavic mini 2, Antel Robotic X-star, Parrot drones, 3DR Solo drone, and more DIY Quadcopters.
- ★ Package Include – Package Comes with 1 x Landing Pad, 1 x Carrying Case, 8 x Reflective strips, 4 x Landing Nails, 4*LED drone lights, 6* Adhesive clip. Reflective strips are used for night flying, and can help locate the pad at night for better experience; Please paste them to the outer of the printing circle. Nails help the landing pad work perfectly in windy environments.
Another possibility is this extra landing gear for $15.99. The design of the Air 2S and all others in the Mavic series is such that the drone is very low on its feet, so the body will almost tough the ground when landing on a flat surface, making it even more difficult when landing on slightly uneven surfaces. This extra landing gear reduces that risk by raising the drones landing height and is also equipped with LED lights for added safety and visibility during flight and landing, especially at night!
- [4-Piece Set] Universal RC Drone Night Flight Light 3-modes Switch, Anti-Collision Drone Strobe Lights Flash Lamp widely compatible for DJI Avata / Mini 3 Pro / Mavic 3 / Air 2 / Air 2S / MINI 2 / MINI 2 SE / Mavic Pro / Phantom 3 4 Pro / FIMI X8SE / Autel Evo II Nano Lite / Holy Stone HS720 / HS720E / HS100G / HS270 and other RC Quadcopters…
- Extremely bright light kit (30-40 Lumens), 3-modes switch: Quick Flash / Slow Flash / Constant Bright (switch by short press).
- 2x Red and 2x Green LED lights help you to distinguish the head and tail direction of the drone easily when flying at night, suggest Red light install on front motors, and the green lights install on rear motors.
- Long lasting: using CR927 button battery, it can last about 120 minutes in flash mode, and about 30 minutes in constant light mode.
- High-quality lightweight material, each light only weight 3g, will not affect the drone flight; Easy install by using self-adhesive tape to stick to the bottom of the motors.
But why not go one step further? Did you ever land a drone on water? With this extra landing gear it’s possible, the gear attaches to the bottom of the drone and includes 2 big foam floaters, raising the landing height and giving the drone the possibility to land on water or any other surface, easy when landing on dirty surfaces. An added feature is the possibility to attach a second camera on top of the drone, you can attach a GoPro or DJI Osmo Action on the top if you like. The complete set is available for $25.99. Beware that this doesn’t mean you can land in the sea as usually the waves are a bit too much for such a small drone.
- 【Perfect Match】：Landing gear kits compatible for DJI Mavic Air 2/Air 2S drone, it can effectively increase to 60mm, and can still take off and land in an uneven environment.
- 【Water take-off and landing】：Buoyancy Stick protect your Mavic Air 2/Air 2S when it lands / takes off on water,shooting video over the water and makes you flying have more fun(The Mavic Air 2/Air 2S waterproof landing gear don’t influence the sensor).
- 【Protective】：Raise the drone above the dirt,sand,grass,provide good protection for drone camera and gimbal，avoid ground debris that can contaminate the drone or damage the lens filter or the gimbal.
- 【Please Note】：Because the Mavic Air 2/Air 2S is very light, pay attention to the wind speed when using it to prevent the Mavic Air 2/Air 2S from being blown away.Before you want to use it on water, you need to test the balance after installation.Don’t go to have wave of water of place, otherwise there will be danger of turning over.
- 【In the box】：1*Mavic Air 2/Air 2S Waterproof Landing Gear Kit.Don’t include the Drone
Now there is still one more problem, what to do when it all goes wrong anyway? Bye bye drone? Any new drone pilot is bound to have some accidents now and then, that’s why in general the DJI drones can handle a bump or two, but what if you damage your props accidentally at altitude and your drone comes crashing down, or you pushed your drone to the limits and suddenly the battery is completely drained? Then there is this solution, an onboard parachute that can save your drone, let’s face it, drones are pretty expensive when you want a good one! The parachute comes in a small battery powered container attached to a belt that wraps around the drone, you simply charge the battery, attach the package and when all goes wrong, just stop the engines and the parachute saves your drone by gliding it gently back to earth. Cost $138.99.
- 【Special Design】: The PU carrying case is specially designed for DJI Mini 3 Pro, an all-in-1 storage box, adjustable shoulder straps, high-quality fabrics, help you easily carry your drone when you travel. Compatible with DJI RC or RC-N1 remote controllers, please note that 2 remote controllers cannot be storaged at the same time.
- 【Storage】: This carrying case can store three batteries (including on the drone), charging cable, charging hub, joystick, filter, SD card, data cable, Mini 3 Pro drone, RC-N1/a belt Screen remote. Additionally, the box has a mesh pocket to store accessories like a tablet.
- 【Material】: The surface of the storage bag is made of waterproof and wear-resistant PU material, which is elegant and smooth in appearance and comfortable to touch. The interior is made of EVA material, which can well protect the drone and its accessories and avoid scratching the drone and its accessories.
- 【Adjustable Lanyard】: The portable travel bag is equipped with a lanyard, and the ergonomic adjustable lanyard design allows you to hold it comfortably. The length can also be adjusted according to individual circumstances. Switch hands / shoulder straps at any time for easy and comfortable travel.
- 【Double Zipper Design】: The hard shell protective box has a smooth double zipper design, easy to pull and store, beautiful and elegant.
Flying a drone is fun and making good photos and video is the reason why most consumers get one, but why not use the drone for something funny and attach a delivery system on it? Simply install the system and attach whatever item you want to deliver, like wedding rings that fall from the air to make that special day even better, drop a note to anyone or help them by delivering a life buoy … possibilities are endless. There are more types but I have selected this one for 32.43 EURO (link 1) or the more expensive one for $52.99
- 【Compatible Drone】RCGEEK Drone Drop Release Device Compatible With DJI Mavic Air 2 2S and Mavic Air 2 Platinum Drone.
- 【Easy to Control】One-Click Operation with the Remote, the Remote Range of Delivery Device is the Same as the Range of the Drone Remote.
- 【Minimalist Constuction】 Light Weight, Convenient Size, Easy-Installation, No Need to Redesign Your Drone, with Bult-in Battery, Can Continually Open and Close for about 500 times on One Charge. Come with a set spring shock gear extender legs,protect your drone from crashed.
- 【Application】 Throwing Fish Bait, Drone Fishing Line Release, Flower Dropping, Advertising, Wire Leading and Guiding, Parties and Celebration, Proposal, Search and Rescue (You Can Use Play-road Device to Cast a Life Vest Far Away in the Sea).
- 【What You Get】 365-day Worry-free Guarantee and Within 24 Hours Respond Friendly Customer Service.