Should I use Drone Propeller Guards?

An essential accessory for many drone pilots and a no-go for some, drone propeller guards are a point of contention among the drone community. Join us as we explore the pros and cons of propeller guards and find out if they’re right for you!

What are Propeller Guards used for?

Propeller guards are a convenient and affordable way to protect your drone whilst in flight by providing a physical barrier between your drone and obstacles whilst providing a full range of motion to propellers. By protecting the most fragile moving component of your drone, propeller guards significantly reduce your chances of propeller damage and subsequent crashes. Propeller guards are a necessity if you plan on flying indoors, allowing you to simply bounce off walls. 

Most propeller guards feature a simple clip-on design making installation and pack-down quick and convenient. They are also significantly more affordable than any repair fees from crashes, making them a cheap and easy-to-use safety accessory. 

Unfortunately, the many benefits of propeller guards do come at the cost of flight time. When weight is added to a drone, more power is required to fly it, especially at high speeds. Thus, when the weight of propeller guards is added to your drone, it is likely that you will see a decrease in overall battery life and flight time. Propeller guards also increase drag, which can have an impact on flight speed and acceleration time. 

Are there Propeller Guard available for my drone?

DJI manufacturer-recommended propeller guards are available for almost all DJI drones from the basic Mavic Mini all the way through to the Inspire 2. Here’s a breakdown of all the manufacturer-recommended propeller guards for consumer-level DJI drones currently stocked at D1 Store. 

Your Drone

Compatible Propeller Guards 


DJI Mavic Mini

DJI Mavic Mini 360 Propeller Guard 


DJI Mini 2

DJI Mini 2 360 Propeller Guard



DJI Mavic Air 2

DJI Mavic Air 2 Propeller Guard 


DJI Air 2S


DJI FPV Propeller Guard 


DJI Mavic 2

DJI Mavic 2 Propeller Guard 


What other safety accessories are available for my drone? 

Propeller guards are perhaps the most popular drone safety accessory among pilots, especially beginners, but it never hurts to fully protect your drone with these handy accessories. 

Landing Gear Extensions

Whilst propeller guards are great for protecting your drone’s propellers and arms, landing gear extensions are ideal for protecting the base and air vents of your drone. By raising your drone off the ground, landing gear extensions help prevent dust, dirt and other contaminants from entering your drone and potentially causing internal damage. 

Propeller Holders

Propeller holders are a great way to keep your drone propellers in prime condition when not in use. Thin drone propellers can sometimes crack or break if not stored with care, however, with a simple propeller holder binding them to the body of the drone, you’ll never be caught damaged propellers when it’s time to fly. 

Safety Cases

Pilots often prioritise maintaining safety when up in the air but don’t have a solution to protect their drones when not in use. Safety cases are the best way to protect your gear when it's not in use or you’re on the go. With a variety of custom-cut models to fit your specific DJI drone and its accessories, safety cases are the ideal way to make sure your drone doesn’t sustain unnecessary damage when not in use. 


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