A drone launch pad is a great tool for keeping your drone in top condition. A pad will prevent debris, such as dirt and sand, from being kicked up into your drone. We recommend the Hoodman launch pad because of its weighted design and quality. The 5 ft. version has an 8 lb. weighted perimeter that keeps the launch pad in place even in windy conditions. A non weighted launch pad is often useless as it'll blow away in a breeze, or from the drone's downdraft. For easy storage, the Hoodman launch pad will collapse to fit into the included 20" carry bag.