This is nothing new to you experienced copter flyers, but newbies may not be so aware. Noticing the dirt, dust, etc. blowing up at take-off and landing (not much pavement around here) I bought a cheap rug, carpet, 4' by 5', from Amazon for about 10-12 bucks. Works great, light enough that carrying, putting in car, is easy. That junk blowing up can get into the exposed camera card slot (wish they had a rubber protector over it similar to what the game cam folks have).