Buying Drone Accessories on a Budget

The market for drones is steadily growing. Both amateur and professional photographers and filmographers love the way that they record the world from exciting new perspectives and let you experience the thrill of being a pilot without leaving the safety of the ground.

Flying drones is an enjoyable and rewarding hobby, but there’s a misconception that it’s beyond the means of most people. While it’s true that professional racing and video drones can cost in excess of $500, models aimed at hobbyists are not only reasonably priced, but they’re a great way for you to learn the basics of flying a drone before you invest in a more advanced device, and you can buy accessories that boost performance while remaining affordable. In this blog, the team at XPG will share some tips for buying drone parts and accessories on a budget.

Carrying Bag

You’ll want a carrying solution that keeps your drone secure as you travel to the flying location, and this light grey storage bag fits the bill if you have a Dji Mavic Mini. Its compact design allows it to fit in your backpack or travel bag while the padded interior keeps your gear safe from inclement weather and unexpected impacts. Use it to carry your drone and controller and even an extra lens of battery.

Spare Batteries

One drone accessory you don’t want to be without is the spare battery. Depending on the type and manufacturer, batteries deliver anywhere from five to 25 minutes of airpower per charge, but they can take 45 minutes to an hour to recharge. Investing in at least one spare battery lets you make a quick swap when power levels fall low and get the most airtime out of each session.


In Canada, you can fly drones at night if the device is equipped with appropriate position lights. This two-piece drone night light is under $100 but has three modes (high light, dim light, and flashing light) that makes the unit visible up to 15 metres away.

Environment Protectors

Drones can be durable, but they’re also electronic devices, which means that you want to avoid getting them wet. If you’re a Mavic Mini fan, this water landing skid set will let the drone land safely on water or serve as an extra layer of landing gear. Your device is raised up to 45mm above the ground or water surface, reducing the risk of damage or contamination.

Airdrop Systems

Ever had an item delivered by drone? Attach this airdrop system and use it to send fishing bait out to your friends on the lake, deliver meals, and even deliver wedding rings in a manner that the guests won’t soon forget. It’s lightweight, safe, and won’t affect your drone’s sensor or propeller, so feel free to get creative.

Lens Filters

If you use your drone for photography, lens filters can reduce light levels and glare without altering colour. Filters that are commonly available (as well as affordable) are:

  • UV, which is typically used as a protective filter
  • Neutral density filters (ND), which adjust light levels
  • Circular polarizer filters (CP), which reduce glare

At XPG, we sell lens filter kits that support stunning visual results.

Spare Propellers

Like a spare battery, you won’t want to be without extra propellers. Difficult landings, impact with tree branches or other obstacles, and similar mishaps may be an inevitable part of working with drones, but they can affect performance. While the exterior components are more rugged to protect the motor, transmitter, and other sensitive parts, propellers can be prone to breakage, so spares are available for separate purchase. Make sure you get spare propellers for both clockwise and counterclockwise motion so that you’re ready for any issues.

What’s the bottom line?

At XPG, we specialize in supplying quality and affordable drones and accessories for a variety of private, recreational, and commercial needs. Whether you need a drone for surveying, aerial photography, videography, or simple relaxation, we have a machine that will suit your needs, as well as the accessories that will maximize drone longevity and usage output. Please visit our online store to see what we have available, and if you have any questions, call 1-289-714-2090.