PGYTech Weighted Drone Landing Pad 110cm review: quick to deploy

Pop-out weighted drone landing pad heavy enough that you won't need to peg it down, but is it good value for your drone?

PGYTech 110cm drone landing pad
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Digital Camera World Verdict

A landing pad is a nearly-essential accessory, but do you want to size or convenience? PGYTech's solution may offer both, but even the smaller 110cm option might not keep the grass down for ultralight drones. This is a great choice for some, and problematic for others.


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    Good quality construction

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    Compass markings can be useful for some

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    Weighted edge means pegs can be avoided

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    Nylon fabric is easily cleaned


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    Surface is uneven for small drones on grass

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    Strong winds will still find a way to lift it

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    Bag is very tight to pack

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    Heavier to carry than peg-only pad

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    A significant investment

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PGYTech's 110cm (or 160cm) drone landing pad offers a deliberately weighty solution to the problem of what you can take off your drone from and land it on to keep the motors and propellors safe.

Early drones were quite tall – enough to keep the props away from grass and the dust of the ground – but for modern devices that is much less true.

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Diameter110cm / 43-inch160cm / 63-inch
Weight1.5Kg / 3.3 pounds3.5Kg / 7.7 pounds
Folded size45cm / 18-inch50cm / 20-inch
Folded thickness6.5cm / 2.6-inch7.5cm / 3-inch
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FeaturesYou can do a lot with it thanks to the labelling, cleanabiltify, and the fact the bag can double up as a mini-pad.★★★★★
DesignGreat concept, and handy, but the flexibility of the pad isn't ideal with smaller drones.★★★★☆
PerformanceGetting it back in the bag can be frustrating, and I'd prefer it if the pad was more taught.★★★★☆
ValueIt's good value IF you need the weighting – otherwise there are cheaper options.★★★☆☆

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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