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DJI now lets you take out drone insurance

Top drone maker DJI has announced a new insurance plan specifically for drone users.

Flying drones is a risky business, even if you’re sensible and follow all the rules. You’re only ever one minor error away from a very expensive accident.

The DJI Care Protection Plan is designed to give drone fliers peace of mind. It offers cover for any damage sustained to your drone, gimbal, or camera – even if it’s down to pilot error.

Accessories such as the remote controller, propellers, battery and charger are not covered.

Both new and existing DJI drone owners can purchase a DJI Care Protection Plan in either six month or one year increments. Your plan can also be transferred to a new DJI drone, should you choose to upgrade.

The full list of covered DJI equipment is as follows: the Phantom 3 Standard, Phantom 3 4K, Phantom 3 Advanced, Phantom 3 Professional and Inspire 1 version 2.0 with X3 gimbal camera.

You don’t have any limit in terms of the number of repairs, but of course the total cost can’t exceed the plan’s coverage cap. Prices aren’t exactly cheap, as you might imagine.

Related: Everything you need to know about flying drones

The lowest price is for a six-month plan for the Phantom 3 Standard at $99, and they go right up to $699 for a 12-month Inspire 1 V2.0 plan.

DJI Care will initially be available to customers in the US, parts of Europe and in Mainland China.

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