Landing legs for Air 2S? Any suggestions for other accessories that are real world useful?

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Ellis Vener
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Landing legs for Air 2S? Any suggestions for other accessories that are real world useful?

I am considering getting landing legs for my new Air 2S, but don't these get in the way of the potential camera angles?  
Also, beyond what comes in the FlyMore combo (which comes with spare rotors, more batteries and a multi-charger), a landing pad, and a car charging kit, are there any other accessories you have found to be worthwhile?

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Re: Landing legs for Air 2S? Any suggestions for other accessories that are real world useful?

Ellis Vener wrote:

I am considering getting landing legs for my new Air 2S, but don't these get in the way of the potential camera angles?
Also, beyond what comes in the FlyMore combo (which comes with spare rotors, more batteries and a multi-charger), a landing pad, and a car charging kit, are there any other accessories you have found to be worthwhile?

The most important item in the Fly More Combo are the ND filters, and at some time in the future you might want to supplement those with others from PolarPro, or Freewell. Otherwise you have all you will need with what you have bought, anything else is just GAS.

Since you have a landing pad, unless you intend to operate in areas of tall grass, or rough, stony patches leg extensions are an unnecessary extra. I bought a set from PGYTech for my Air 2, and which work well on my Air 2S, but are seldom used, and just fill my bag. My landing pad is used for 99% of my flights, and if a landing is going astray, to miss the pad to land on rough ground, I hand catch.

...but if you feel that they are something you will benefit from the PGYTech legs are as good as any for a reasonable price. They have other goodies to give you some more purchasing options.

https://www.pgytech.com/products/mavic-air-2-landing-gear-extensions

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Re: Landing legs for Air 2S? Any suggestions for other accessories that are real world useful?

When you do use them, do they interfere with photography?

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Len-O Senior Member • Posts: 1,520
Re: Landing legs for Air 2S? Any suggestions for other accessories that are real world useful?
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Ellis Vener wrote:

When you do use them, do they interfere with photography?

The times that I used them there were no issues with either photography, or videography. However, I cannot say what would happen if I had used an extreme manual horizontal gimbal pan. When doing that, even without the landing gear extensions, the legs, and front motors can be visible.

For most of my shots I use left/right yaw on the flight controls for horizontal subject composition rather than the manual horizontal gimbal adjustment.

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