The magic Mavic Mini is the latest must-have travel accessory. It hasn’t been on the market for very long so the aftermarket scene is pretty sparse right now. It takes a bit of hunting to find the best accessories for the Mini, but we’ve scoured Amazon, eBay, and Ali Express to find the best options. You need to be careful when shopping for accessories for the Mini because many items designed for the much larger Mavic Pro are being sold simply by adding the words “Mavic Mini” to the description. In this guide we’ve done the work for you and picked out items that will fit the Mini or that have been specifically designed for it.
Travelling with a drone means a different set of requirements for accessories. Weight and size are much more important, and you also need to ensure that your drone and its parts are properly protected for travel. Travel also introduces the need for specialist fire-proof battery bags to comply with air travel regulations.
The Mavic Mini is so new that the aftermarket hasn’t caught up yet, but here’s a fire-proof LiPo bag specifically for the Mini. These bags are an absolute must for travelling by air unless you want to be held up at the airport. This is one of few with free shipping.
- Fire-Proof LiPo bag
- Space for 3 batteries
- Light weight
- Internal dividers
Penivo Battery BagFire-proof battery bag for Mavic Mini
Ideal for Mavic Mini batteries
2. RC GearPro Mavic Mini Storage Bag
One of few available sized just for the Mini
Material EVA Hard Shell | Features Inner pocket, Zipper, Carry strap
Carry cases are where it really pays to be careful when shopping. So many of the ones being marketed for the Mini are actually sized for the Pro. You should also remember that for air travel you need to carry batteries separately in a fire-proof bag, so a case with space for batteries isn’t needed and will take up too much space in your carry-on. This one by RC GearPro is just big enough, and has a pouch for memory cards and those fiddly little screws.
RC GearPro Carry CaseMavic Mini storage bag and carry case
Compact size for travel
Essential for bright conditions
Compatability Mavic Pro, Air, Mini
If you travel with your drone, expect to be flying in sunny conditions. It can be a struggle to see your phone screen, which compromises safety and fun and the quality of your photography. A sun shade makes a big difference. The great thing about this one is that it folds flat for easy packing.
Sun hood for DJI
Sometimes you just need one
4. RC GearPro Mavic Mini Propellers
It’s only a matter of time before you will need new propellers
Propellers 8 | Screws 12 | Screwdriver 1
Sooner or later you will damage a propeller. Trust me, any slight damage to a prop means you should replace it. If you don’t, it can fail in the air and then you’ve lost your drone. These are half the price of the official DJI propellers, although I would ignore the “low noise” claim without verification. There are several colours available, and lots of spare screws. You are going to lose the tiny little screws eventually, so carry spares.
RC GearPro Propellersincluding screws and scredriver
Half the price of DJI
5. Linghuang Propeller guard
The best designed is also the cheapest
Colour Red or black
This is brilliant. What a clever idea! One thing you notice when you first unpack your Mavic Mini is that the props feel quite flimsy and vulnerable, and they spin around loosely when not in use. The screws make it too awkward to remove them after every use, but if you leave them flapping around they absolutely will get bent or damaged. This clever device keeps everything tightly in place. There are several competitors but this one gets the design just right and happens to be the cheapest by far. Perfect.
Linghuang Propeller GuardA genius idea
This is so clever
6. Floating landing kit for Mavic Mini
Get some amazing shots in the pool or at the beach
Well, this is unique! I reckon you’ll be pretty nervous when you first try landing on water, but if you’re on holiday at a villa with its own pool then this could let you get some really special shots for your instagram. I wouldn’t advise trying to land on open water though. One decent wave and you’ve had it!
Floating landing kit
This could be interesting
7. Rantow Mavic Mini Protector Set
A complete set of essential protection
Contents Skin | Motor guards | Lens protector
There are several options for skins to brighten up and protect your drone, but this great set includes motor guards and two glass films to protect the lens. For under £11 this is everything you need to keep your Mini free of damage.
Rantow protector set
8. Folding Drone Landing Pad
The cheapest option
When you take off and land outdoors where there is dust or grit or sand, the propellers kick up the dust which doesn’t just make your drone dirty but can cause damage if it gets inside the moving parts. When you take off on surfaces like grass where there are no distinctive marks, the drone struggles to find the exact take-off spot when landing automatically, because everything looks the same. A landing pad fixes both issues. Until a smaller one comes on the market, this is the best available price.
Folding drone landing pad
Or wait for a smaller size to come out
9. Honbobo Pgytech Lens Filter for mavic Mini
Polarising ND filters for serious photographers
Contents ND8-PL | ND16-PL | ND32-PL | ND63-PL
Get into travel photography and videography, whether with a drone or on the ground, and eventually you will invest in ND filters to deal with the kind of bright conditions you may not often see at home but you definitely get on your travels. This set isn’t cheap, but skimping on optical equipment is a false economy. These are machined from lightweight aluminium and have a scratch-resistant coating.
Honbobo Lens Filtersfor tricky bright conditions
Not cheap, but if you need it, you need quality
10. Tineer Joystick for Mavic Mini
You’ll lose one eventually. Don’t let that happen while you’re on holiday without a spare…
The Mavic Mini has clever little storage slots for the joysticks inside the controller, and being able to unscrew them allows a more compact carry case, but look, they’re tiny, you will lose one eventually, and if you don’t have a spare you’re really stuck. For six quid you can’t go wrong.
Tineer Joystickan essential spare
You really just have to carry spares
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