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VigilanteDrones
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Any chance DJI will ever come out with tool/maintenance kits specific to their drones?
2018-5-1
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DJI Grace
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Hong Kong
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VigilanteDrones Posted at 2018-5-1 22:14
Any chance DJI will ever come out with tool/maintenance kits specific to their drones?

Your constructive suggestion have already transferred to the product team! Thank you for your advice
2018-5-1
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VigilanteDrones
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DJI Grace Posted at 2018-5-1 22:43
Your constructive suggestion have already transferred to the product team! Thank you for your advice

Thanks Grace!
2018-5-2
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X-Fighter
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Great post! Thank you! There's something about how to cleaning/drying motors?
2018-5-8
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TechVoyager
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Sam Saini Posted at 2018-2-25 05:01
Hi...i bought Mavic Air couple of weeks ago ....first flight was perfect and when i fly second time after 5 days, it starts smells burning and immediately i took the battery off and i took back to DJI authorized seller from where i bought this drone. They kept the drone for few days and returned me back and said there is no fault with this drone, but drone still smells weird like something heat up and melted inside, i explained them what happened and this was happened in first week, drone should be replaced, i found this is not a good service provided by DJI. Is any thing i can do to fix this.
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Sam

Its normal Sam Saini. As the  board, motors and the batteries are new so there will be little burn-in in new drones. It will eventually go away after couple of flights. Hope that helps
2018-5-14
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jimfalt
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thanks for sharing
2018-5-14
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DMX_MT
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Malta
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Thanks for all this Info Dear DJI Grace !
2018-7-4
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dronto
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Singapore
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wow thanks Grace for the useful guides
2018-7-18
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GnarlyGuy
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Malaysia
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Thanks for posting.
2018-7-25
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TimDerLauch
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Thanks for sharing !
2018-8-8
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elkabubi
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DJI Grace Posted at 2018-5-1 22:43
Your constructive suggestion have already transferred to the product team! Thank you for your advice

I was looking for something like this, on the down side... it will be an additional kit to buy and raises the investment required while flying.

however if you use to take care of them as I did. you will do it anyway. so the advantage is that you could get everything from the same place and from the manufacturer.

I would also suggest that if with this or other way. can be proven that the drone has been undergoing preventive maintenance maybe the waranty could be extended??

like in the cars. every XXX amount of Km you should give some service to it?

The moment I reached flight 100 I remember I was thinking on... (It has been allready lots of Flights... when should I first do its preventive maintenance)?
2018-8-31
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rolling56
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Use Google Chrome and the translate feature
2018-10-25
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Fre Mo
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Just read the battery instructions:  « Charge and discharge the battery completely once every 20 charge/discharge cycles. Discharge the battery until there is 0% of power or until it can no longer be turned on, then recharge it to the maximum capacity. This power cycling procedure will optimize the battery life. »

How are we supposed to fully discharge the battery?
2018-12-15
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Joszhe Tosa
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Good thread. Thanks for the information.
2018-12-21
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Fre Mo
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Fre Mo Posted at 12-15 00:14
Just read the battery instructions:  « Charge and discharge the battery completely once every 20 charge/discharge cycles. Discharge the battery until there is 0% of power or until it can no longer be turned on, then recharge it to the maximum capacity. This power cycling procedure will optimize the battery life. »

How are we supposed to fully discharge the battery?

Any idea to discharge the battery quickly, my drone does not take off below 10% battery.
2018-12-23
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Fre Mo
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France
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Is it normal that the cells are not balanced when fully discharging the battery?
2018-12-23
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CharlieZ
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Good to know, thanks!!
2019-1-5
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darkfull1
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Switzerland
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Great list but I see that the gimbal needs to be protected when carrying the drone. Why isn't there a gimbal cover for the spark in the fly more combo or even with the drone when it's purchased?  Of course I bought one (Even 2 by accident) but many people might not be able to purchase one where they are and might need it.
2019-1-11
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Sayhelloforme
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Great information. Thanks for sharing.
2019-1-12
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Hogtopia
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I have a new to me Inspire 2 that I purchased from the original order.  One of the first things I did was to make sure the memory cards were empty and so I dumped their content to my local computer and then emptied the contents.  When putting the SD Card back in, I keep getting an Error that says, The SD card has an error, please replace it."  The card works in my GoPro Hero 7 .  Its a SanDisk Extreme 128GB U3 which I believe is compatible.  I've also tried a second one of these cards and get the same error.  The cards work fine in other media devices and the computer.  I'm not really sure what to do next.   The last thing I did was try formatting it on the system after resetting the camera and most of the time it says the card is no good, but on a few occasions it starts to format it but never ends.

Thoughts on next steps ?
2019-1-24
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Hogtopia Posted at 1-24 18:39
I have a new to me Inspire 2 that I purchased from the original order.  One of the first things I did was to make sure the memory cards were empty and so I dumped their content to my local computer and then emptied the contents.  When putting the SD Card back in, I keep getting an Error that says, The SD card has an error, please replace it."  The card works in my GoPro Hero 7 .  Its a SanDisk Extreme 128GB U3 which I believe is compatible.  I've also tried a second one of these cards and get the same error.  The cards work fine in other media devices and the computer.  I'm not really sure what to do next.   The last thing I did was try formatting it on the system after resetting the camera and most of the time it says the card is no good, but on a few occasions it starts to format it but never ends.

Thoughts on next steps ?
Be careful mating to energized host OS pc. Connect when all power dead, then ascend power, right? DON'T PLUG PLAY ENERGIZED.
Understand craft is not assigned earth like pc smps dc powering.
Transients can be felt by sdcard being highly voltage spike vulnerable to puncturing irreversibilities. Sdcards are not robustful like thumb drive jumpdrive tolerant
2019-2-19
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BKBear
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Great tip on batteries, just found this looking through the forum.
2019-4-1
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MRomine
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"If the battery needs to be carried onto the plane, discharge it to 5% of its total power.You can set your batteries to self-discharge in DJI GO app."

Where is the self-discharge option found in the DJI Go4 app? Is the location different is using the Smart Controller?
2019-5-15
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I have a Phantom 3 professional 4K and when i turn the controller on it continuously beeps with a red LED light. When i connect the RC to the DJI Go app it’s says battery low.

When i try and charge the RC it stays charging for maybe a few minutes and turns off. Basically not holding a charge.
I’ve also tried recalibrating the RC and still have no luck.
2019-5-31
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Cam9292
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Canada
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Absolutely some good tips and habits to form!
2019-7-1
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Miro Perez
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United States
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Thanks for the advice
2019-8-28
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hello i buy a camera zemmus x3 for inspire 1 i just plug it in for the first time and it does not light it turns not on itself how can i check what recieves properly energy.
2019-9-6
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hi ,  I have a phantom pro 4 about 15 months old. Yesterday it fell out of the sky from 6 meters after flying for 3 minutes.There were no warnings and weather was good. I have about 30 hours flight time.

Can you please advise procedure to have it assessed amd repaired?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards
2019-10-24
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Zeqons
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2019-11-27
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DAFlys
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Will this be updated to include the Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom and Mavic Mini?
2019-12-17
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Roy Rogers
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Really great information
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helloclick me
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hello<click me>
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test purpose
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Black Sea Drone
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Thanks for the info
One question if the temperatures are lower or higher than the stated for phantom 4 how much this will draw from the battery charge?
2-24 12:16
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FrewDerris
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Very helpful! Was looking for information on battery storage and found it here. Seems like as long as I plan on using my batteries within three months, it is safe to keep them ready to go at full charge
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Hey guys I wasn’t sure what post to ask this so I picked this one.  I had a small wreck today that left some small damage.  Would you recommend refresh with the pics below?  I am a new flyer and have fallen in love quickly!  Gimbal still works, too scared to take it vertical I don’t want to lose it.  Thanks everyone
3-20 04:12
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CASE NUMBER: 2884284  I have been saving my money and finally wanted to buy a Ronin. Did everything right on my end and DJI and DHL deliver it to the wrong province which also got received by a RANDOM person! PLEASE HELP ME SOMEONE. I JUST WANT TO CREATE OR MY MONEY BACK. IVE TRIED TO CONTACT DJI MULTIPLE TIMES AND NO ONE CAN GIVE ME A CONFIDENT ANSWER IN ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry for all caps
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