Drone insurance is something not many people think of because they believe it's expensive.
But with DJI introducing the new DJI Care Refresh plans for drones like Mavic, Spark, Inspire and the new Phantom 4 series there's no reason to fear anymore.
If you're wondering how much normal insurance costs, check out my guide on how expensive is drone insurance.
Drone crashes don't just happen to a few unlucky people that post it on youtube video compilations. NO! It's almost certain you'll do something to damage your drone even if you're super careful about it.
For example, I totally hit my DJI Mavic Air 2 with my DJI Mini 2 by mistake and almost crashed both, fortunately it was at low speed, but there are many more situations that can harm your drone even more.
I think you got it by now.
Dji Care has been an aditional service offered starting with the Phantom 3 series, that allows you to get your broken drone parts replaced with new ones with no aditional cost.
Today we're talking mostly about DJI Care REFRESH, which is pretty much DJI care for drones newer than the Mavic (including it).
You can get your parts replaced for free, while they also pay for shipping, and you can also get 2 new replacement units for a small fee. So basically you can mess up twice and get 2 brand new drones during the 12 months of DJI care waranty.
You can buy DJI care refresh online in the next 5 minutes, if your drone has been activated for less than 48 hours, but if it has been longer, you'll need to make a video to prove that your drone is working. I got mine approved after 2 months of use in just one day.
If not, you can buy it right now along with your drone and activate it when it arrives.
The older DJI care didn't cover it, but the Care refresh Package helps your peace of mind when fliying above water. However, keep in mind, that you still need the soaked drone to send to them. If you lose it in the sea and can't find it, adios!However, if you drop some water on it, or lose it in a shallow lake from which you can recover it, then everyting should be fine.
This means that if you're a bad pilot and hit a tree or a house, you're good to go. DJI Care doesn't CARE about that... it will get your drone replaced!
For the Mavic and Spark you can replace the following:
For the Phantom 4 Pro
However, keep in mind that you get the entire drones replaced for a small fee if the damage can't be repaired in the terms above, so there's no crack about it
If you'd like to see how much you have to pay for each DJI Care Refresh package click here.
These are the fees you need to pay to get the 2 replacement units for each product individually:
This may sound like fantasy to you, but in the video bellow is my Mavic after it's been attacked by a swarm of bees, and this happened twice in the last 2 weeks.
Fortunately no harm was done, but the drone got pretty damn dirty, nothing you can't clean though.
Birds can also be a problem, as I many times saw them circling around in packs and even got followed by a hawk in sport mode.
The drone was in sport mode, not the Hawk.
Cables and Birds are probably the things I'm most afraid of when flying these days.
And both are covered by this plan!
Dji support was notorious some time ago for being very bad. Things have changed for the better in the meantime, but it could be better.
And if you have DJI care you can also call a support line that will be even more helpful.
But besides this little advantage, you also don't have to worry about the shipping costs, as long as you send the drone from the country you bought the DJI care in, everything is good.
So if you break it while in vacation, just get with it back home and send it from there.
It just adds to it.
So if you get covered by the standard waranty, because the drone malfunctioned on its own, then you don't have to pay anything and you'll get a replacement for free, separate from DJI Care Refresh
I got my drone for 2 months, and considering you should normally get DJI care only in the next 48 hours after aircraft activation I didn't really have any hope for it.
However, I got it sucesfully by sending DJI a video showing the drone working step by step.
Considering there have been quite a few times I lost signal and almost shat my pants, this is pretty important.
The good news is that even if you don't have the return to home activated and the drone just lands there you can use the "Find My drone" function in the DJI Go app to search for it on gps.
Even if it fell and got destroyed, as long as you find it, you're all good.
Many insurance companies don't even have plans for quadcopters and newer technology. And even if they have, it's pretty expensive to insure something that's flying and can crash at any time.
The DJI Care refresh registration takes a few minutes and it's all online.
After you connect it to your drone you'll receive an email confirmation and that's all.
Now, if you want to fly without all that stress, or just want to save a lot of money on the long-term all you have to do is
You can usually find it underneath the battery or next to it.
And after you payed, you'll get the confirmation email and your life has just suddenly gotten better.
If you have the drone for a longer time than 48 hours you'll need to record a video outside using the guidelines provided here.
And after you submit that video to DJI, they will allow you to buy DJI Care Refresh for your drone.
This was all, gators! Don't forget to leave a comment down below with your opinion on DJI Care Refresh!