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For those who want a little piece of mind when flying their drone can now have it by shelling out a monthly fee...

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Insurance for your Drone

For those who want a little piece of mind when flying their drone can now have it by shelling out a monthly fee. FlyStrong is a new company that is offering Protection Plans on most DJI drones. You can crash it, bash it, dunk it and send the pieces in for repair or replacement. The plans provide complete protection for the drone itself and does not cover the controller. There is no contract and you can cancel the plan at any time. As with all insurance and protection plans, do read the fine print to make sure you know all the details. Here's the breakdown on monthly fees for a few drones:

  • $9.99 - Phantom 3 Standard
  • $16.00 - Phantom 3 Pro
  • $17.99 - Phantom 3 4K
  • $19.99 - Mavic, Phantom 4 or 3 Advanced
  • $49.99 - Inspire 1 V2
  • $59.99 - Inspire 1 Pro
  • $79.99 - Inspire 1 Raw

Learn more about the FlyStrong Drone Care Protection Plans here.

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Jan 03, 2017, 02:49 PM
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Panhead5496's Avatar
This is a great idea. At first I thought that it would be cheaper to just fix it yourself, but parts prices add up quickly, especially if it is badly damaged. And for those who don't know how to fix it I bet it's really handy.

The only thing it's missing is a flyaway coverage, which is what frightens me the most, and all my quads ae under $100
Jan 04, 2017, 10:28 AM
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Here's my take on this service: as an owner of the DJI Inspire 1 Pro, for $180 additional per year, I can have full hull insurance and complete liability insurance.

I use Transport Risk Management's UAS insurance for my I1 Pro at $700 annually with 1 million liability. I added on hull insurance to replace the aircraft if damaged at $200 additional annually. The company in this news piece is offering hull insurance on the I1 Pro for roughly $720 annually. Depending on your personal perspective (and depending on the aircraft you fly), it almost makes more sense to spend the extra $180 annually and get liability insurance and hull insurance. Thoughts?
Jan 04, 2017, 12:42 PM
Registered User
I'm with you Matt it seems a little overpriced. The only advantage I see is that you could just get it for one month here and there for any jobs that would be particularly hazardous for flying. (over water or doing high speed runs close to the ground) but the TRM route still seems like the better deal to me.
Jan 04, 2017, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Matt Gunn
Here's my take on this service: as an owner of the DJI Inspire 1 Pro, for $180 additional per year, I can have full hull insurance and complete liability insurance.

I use Transport Risk Management's UAS insurance for my I1 Pro at $700 annually with 1 million liability. I added on hull insurance to replace the aircraft if damaged at $200 additional annually. The company in this news piece is offering hull insurance on the I1 Pro for roughly $720 annually. Depending on your personal perspective (and depending on the aircraft you fly), it almost makes more sense to spend the extra $180 annually and get liability insurance and hull insurance. Thoughts?
All sounds good, However just like the verify program. I like to see some claims record before I jump into it.
Jan 04, 2017, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Panhead5496
This is a great idea. At first I thought that it would be cheaper to just fix it yourself, but parts prices add up quickly, especially if it is badly damaged. And for those who don't know how to fix it I bet it's really handy.

The only thing it's missing is a flyaway coverage, which is what frightens me the most, and all my quads ae under $100
The quads specified, especially the Mavic and Inspire, are not generally user serviceable. And no one in the forums I monitor has reported a "fly-away". Granted, I don't hear from the entire population of owners, but the ones on RCGroups, InspirePilots, PhantomPilots, DroneDeploy, and DJI Forums threads that I monitor have not reported a fly-away.
Jan 04, 2017, 09:37 PM
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Generally, I'd go for Neary Aerial due to them having a good history of repair.

With a new company like this you have to consider who is behind them? I heard DJI actually "sold" a 3rd party the Refresh bit...that is, an insurance company stands behind it.

I don't think anyone would want expensive (this) insurance relying on "well, hopefully they get enough signups who pay so they can pay mine when the time comes".

In other words, reputation is EVERYTHING in insurance.
Jan 04, 2017, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by erkq
The quads specified, especially the Mavic and Inspire, are not generally user serviceable. And no one in the forums I monitor has reported a "fly-away". Granted, I don't hear from the entire population of owners, but the ones on RCGroups, InspirePilots, PhantomPilots, DroneDeploy, and DJI Forums threads that I monitor have not reported a fly-away.
Really? I didn't know that about not being user serviceable! That's interesting. I have had a few flyaway but with cheap ones so I'm scarred. But nevermind what I said haha it's not relevant
Jan 05, 2017, 01:21 AM
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Quote:

I use Transport Risk Management's UAS insurance for my I1 Pro at $700 annually with 1 million liability.
Do you have contact info? I'd like to get liability for my Inspire and Mavic.
Jan 06, 2017, 04:16 PM
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Altoona's Avatar
Doesn't the warranty cover a drone purchase? You can even get an extended warranty. This all seems pretty fishy to me.
Jan 06, 2017, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Altoona
Doesn't the warranty cover a drone purchase? You can even get an extended warranty. This all seems pretty fishy to me.
Nothing "fishy". Just try to collect on a warranty after a crash. A warranty is not hull insurance.
Jan 16, 2017, 10:26 AM
407mph P.B...Going 4 500mph!
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Wish they had this for my $6,000 RC glider that I went 407mph with...cause when you crash they go into a million pieces at 400+mph hahaha. Love my phantom 4 pro...but 50mph is too slow for these drones...cant wait till they go faster.
Jan 16, 2017, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by _Sloper
Wish they had this for my $6,000 RC glider that I went 407mph with...cause when you crash they go into a million pieces at 400+mph hahaha. Love my phantom 4 pro...but 50mph is too slow for these drones...cant wait till they go faster.
Get a racer... good for 80 or so. Rotorcraft will never be speed demons because of the whole "retreating blade" problem. Wrong tool for that job.
Feb 26, 2017, 07:56 PM
Registered User
how about refiting ? like refiting pahntom 4 to be folding as mavic ?


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