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Hello everyone! I purchased a Mavic Pro this evening and upgrade from P3A. I am looking for a recommendation for leg extenders. I live on the coast and will definitely use it on the beach. Any advice would be appreciated.

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> ... and will definitely use it on the beach

Congratulations. Just be careful ! I would not want to get 1 grain of sand inside the motors.
You know how sand is. It gets into everything, no matter how careful one is. :(
 

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I live on the coast and will definitely use it on the beach.

Congrats on your purchase. "Using it on the beach" is not such a great idea even if you are using extenders and a launch pad. As @UPTGrad has said, getting even 1 grain of sand into the gimbal or the motors might take some work to get it out. At the least, a $5 can of compressed air to blow it out, and if it gets into your gimbal motors, could be worse than that.

I find a nice place on the beach that I want to shoot, then I back up off the beach to a solid surface to t/o and land.
 
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> ... and will definitely use it on the beach

Congratulations. Just be careful ! I would not want to get 1 grain of sand inside the motors.
You know how sand is. It gets into everything, no matter how careful one is. :(

Thank you’
 

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I am with everyone on the beach sand thing. Sand is bad for moving parts. If your game try hand launching and retrieving. I like this dude. He does some great videos.
 
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Also, even if you are taking off from a "solid" (non sand) surface, even just hard pack dirt, you should be aware of the prop wash when lifting off, and the cooling intake in front can suck in dirt/debris. Even hard pack has debris on the surface...
Just have to be aware, and pay attention.
 

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I am with everyone on the beach sand thing. Sand is bad for moving parts. If your game try hand launching and retrieving. I like this dude. He does some great videos.

So no concern when hand catching the drone and the motors spinning up as hard as they do?
 

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If you are hand catching the AC, turn off the precision landing etc., the sensors see your hand and try to fly up, that why they spool up faster?
 
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