The DJI Mini 3 Pro quickly became one of the most popular drones released, with outstanding capabilities to fly it safer, record, photograph, and enjoy an immersive experience while flying.
But does DJI Mini 3 Pro needs accessories? If yes, what are the best accessories for DJI Mini 3 Pro?
To protect the drone and ensure its peak performance and capabilities, DJI Mini 3 Pro may need extra accessories such as, but not limited to, a rugged case, spare propellers, an SD card, and even ND filters to create cinematic videos.
Keep reading to learn about the must-have DJI Mini 3 Pro accessories that we highly recommend.
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Waterproof & shockproof hard carrying case
I want to start this list with a top recommendation for a safe method to store and carry the DJI Mini 3 Pro drone and other accessories.
We all know that the drone is so tiny that you can carry it in your pocket, backpack, and so on. But by doing so, you may put your drone at risk.
The drone should always be stored and transported safely, regardless of weather conditions and unknown factors where it may be at risk of damage, even before you lift it.
We suggest having this top niche waterproof & shockproof hard carrying case to safely keep and transport your drone.
The case can accommodate: 1x Mini 3 Pro Drone, 1x RC Remote Controller, 3x Batteries, 1x Charger, 1x Charging Hub, RC Cable, Filter, Propellers, and more accessories.
DJI Mini 3 Pro Intelligent Battery Plus
Thinking about what you can do with your drone and how everything can be interrupted by flight time, this should be an investment you should consistently think about.
Please note that you will receive only one battery when you buy your DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone standard version.
Although DJI advertises that one intelligent battery can hold the drone in the air for up to 34 minutes, the intelligent battery plus can extend the Mini 3 Pro flight time up to 47 minutes.
The intelligent battery plus for your DJI Mini 3 Pro is a fantastic choice; however, remember that the plus battery will make your drone exceed the 250g weight, which will fall under different regulations depending on your country or state.
47 mins of max flight time with DJI Mini 3 Pro, 51 mins of max flight time with DJI Mini 3.
If, for this reason, you decide not to go for the Intelligent Battery Plus, we strongly recommend you have at least 2 or 3 intelligent batteries (not plus) for your drone to extend your total flight time and still remain under the 250g mark.
I always have at least three batteries for each of my drones, as when the world is lovelier from above, I don’t want to get interrupted just because I have a single battery.
34 mins of max flight time with DJI Mini 3 Pro; 38 mins of max flight time with DJI Mini 3.
DJI Mini 3 Pro charger & 2-way charger
It should be familiar now that DJI, like Apple and some other companies, embraced the same strategies, not shipping an actual wall charger with the device anymore, just a simple USB-C cable.
Although many of us already may have a USB-C charger capable of charging the DJI intelligent battery, we do recommend a more characteristic wall charger, such as the following one:
Well, you have the charger now, but what if you have more batteries and also need to charge them and your RC?
For this reason, we recommend the 2-way charging hub for the DJI Mini 3 Pro – this item you will receive when you get the Fly More Combo version, but not when you buy the DJI Mini 3 Pro standard version.
With this, you can charge three batteries and your remote controller all in one go.
Please remember that the DJI charging hub will charge your batteries individually and not all at once.
Can charge the remote controller and three batteries in sequence.
ND filters for your DJI Mini 3 Pro drone
With the DJI Mini 3 Pro’s stunning video recording capabilities, you can create impressive cinematic videos, but to do that, you need to respect a few rules of filmmaking.
For instance, your video’s shutter speed should be double compared to the framerate you are recording. As an example, for 60 frames per second filming, you need a shutter speed of 1/120 or similar.
If you manually set your shutter speed to those values, your image will likely be overexposed during the day (too much light). For this reason, we need an ND filter.
With the ND filters, you can reduce the light coming into your DJI Mini 3 Pro camera sensor to be able to reach good exposure values with the settings required to get a fantastic video.
There are quite a few versions of ND filters. What we recommend are the ones made by DJI, such as the following:
But another good choice with a lot of pleased filmmakers would be this plastic version (lightweight) and more options to use when flying:
6 Pack - CPL, ND8, ND16, ND32, ND64, ND128
MicroSD cards – but which one?
There are hundreds of brands and models of MicroSD cards you can use, but not all of them will work for your DJI Mini 3 Pro – but why?
The speed of a MicroSD card is essential. Knowing that the video bitrate is up to 150Mbps, to be able to record smoothly and keep your video files safe, you need to follow the recommended brands from DJI.
This is our primary recommendation from the DJI list, compatible and working with DJI Mini 3 Pro.
Temperature Proof, Water Proof, Shock Proof and X-Ray Proof.
Below is the list of DJI-recommended SD cards:
Propellers & propeller guard
There may be reasons behind why one or more propellers can get damaged, either in transportation or minor crashes, and it would be logical to have at least one extra set of propellers for the DJI Mini 3 Pro.
Our suggestion is the original set from DJI. There are other third-party propellers, some of them mentioning that they can increase flight time or decrease noise, but we will follow DJI’s advice and go for the original ones.
Easy to install and remove. Attach the propeller fixer to the propeller to prevent damage to the paddle during storage.
A propeller guard may be suggested if you think you are flying in higher risks areas (such as the inside of forests), and those guards may protect your propellers.
Also, first-time drone pilots should use propellers just in case, even if the DJI Mini 3 Pro is relatively safe to fly due to their avoidance sensors.
Please keep in mind that some propeller guards may add to your drone weight, with the risk of exceeding 250grams.
Quick Release Removable Propellers Protector for DJI Mini 3 Pro
The DJI Mini 3 Pro’s landing gears are small, and landing on uneven surfaces, even in taller grass, may not be ideal.
Thus, you should always be careful from where you launch your drone, in particular if you are in nature, and always make sure the takeoff (as well as landing) surface is even all across.
I personally never thought I needed a landing pad until all my drone blades (and the drone itself) got really dirty from cutting the grass upon landing. Not to mention, there is a risk of grass slowing your drone motors if it gets lodged in them.
A landing pad is a perfect solution for all these issues. Understandably, it may be bulky and take up additional space for transportation, but even so, it is worth having it.
Another reason for having a landing pad is not only to protect your drone on takeoff and landing but to visually alert nearby people that you are operating a drone, and that’s a landing area.
This is the landing pad I own and use every time I take off any of my drones, no matter where I am.
Universal Waterproof Portable Fast-Foldable Helipad.
Other recommended accessories for DJI Mini 3 Pro
Some other recommended accessories may not be part of our top list; however, it can be essential to have some of them. I will try to list here other recommended accessories for DJI Mini 3 Pro:
Safety Reflective Vest
Some countries and areas may require a vest, such as this one listed or similar, for people to notice you better that you’re flying a drone and keep their distance.
Although it may not be mandatory to wear it everywhere, we suggest you at least own it and have it with you.
DJI RC Tempered Glass Screen Protector
If you have the DJI RC Smart Controller, you may need a screen protector for it, not only to protect but to reduce glare, therefore increasing the screen visibility in broad daylight.
DJI Mini 3 Pro lengthened joysticks
Either coming from an FPV background or just for better sensitivity when flying your drone, there are also lengthened joysticks for this controller.
For instance, I fly a lot of FPVs, and I fly pitch, not thumb. I got used to flying this style for better sensitivity when creating cinematic footage – and the lengthened joysticks are a must in this case.