As you know, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro is sold in two variants: the standard unit with the minimum required accessory to fly the drone and the so-called Fly More Combo Kit that included additional accessories such as batteries, propellers etc. Here we compare both variants and help you decide which one to buy.
First off let’s see what comes in the box with the standard package and the combo one.
|Accessory||DJI Mavic 2 Pro Standard Package||DJI Mavic 2 Pro Fly More Combo Kit|
|Intelligent Flight Battery||x1||x3|
|Lightning Connector (RC Cable)||x1|
|Standard Micro-USB Connector (RC cable)||x1|
|USB Type-C Connector (RC Cable)||x1|
|Large RC Cable Slider||x1|
|Small RC Cable Slider||x1|
|Pair of Spair Control Sticks||x1|
|Mavic 2 Car Charger||–||x1|
|Battery Charging Hub||–||x1|
|Battery to Power Bank Adapter||–||x1|
|Mavic 2 Shoulder Bag||–||x1|
|Price||$1449 (Amazon)||$1768 (Amazon)|
As you can see from the table listed above the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Combo Kit are going to cost you an extra 319 bucks. Does it worth the price? Let’s count.
- The price on one Intelligent Flight Battery now is set on $119. Two of them cost $238.
- One pair of propellers cost $10, two of them are $20.
- Mavic 2 Car charger price is set on 59 dollars.
- Battery charging hub alone costs 49 bucks.
- For Battery to Power Bank Adapter you are going to pay $19.
- Finally, Mavic 2 Shoulder Bag is $79.
Summing up all these accessories will cost you $464! The Fly More Combo costs $319 so this is more than 25% discount! So yes, buying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Fly More Combo makes good sense from a financial standpoint.
Another questions is are you going to need all these extra accessories that come in the Fly More Kit? That’s a different question I’m going to answer.
Additional flight batteries are always a must have if you fly the drone not as a toy once in a month but a professional video blogger, photographer, videographer etc. One battery is not enough in almost all cases. Yes, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro can fly up to 25-27 minutes with one battery and that is more time on average compared to other drones, but this extra you are going to spend on moving the drone into the position, finding the best shots etc. Trust me! Not to mention that usually when you drive to the location and you already some ideas in your mind, as you fly up the drone into the air the new ideas about shots, scenery are going to come up into your mind anyway and that’s where additional batteries are for.
Moving onto the additional props. That doesn’t require any exlanations – additional propellers are always useful. Even the safest system can crash and the drone -even with all the tech – isn’t the safest one.
Car charger is a good addition as well as it allows you to charge the drone from your car when you are in the filed, away from your house or production studio. If don’t own a car then it’s useless, that’s obvious.
Battery charging hub can charge up to four batteries at once. It doesn’t make any sense if you own only one battery, but with the Fly More Combo Kit is a must have.
Power Bank Adapter for the Mavic 2 turns your batteries into the power bank. That’s not what I use but in some cases might be helpful.
And now moving to the Mavic 2 shoulder bag. This bag designed specially for the Mavic 2 drones (both Pro and Zoom versions) and it can carry all your accessories along with the quadcopter! That’s some really nice addition if you are travelling with the drone. Also, no one restricts you from using this bag for carrying something else.
Overall, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Fly More Combo is a must have if you are an experienced drone pilot and you do aerial filming all the time. For beginners this kit isn’t as useful, however, if you are planning to focus on these things you should consider this option as well.