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dgordon36
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I just purchased a Mavic Air.  I flew the drone on two different occassions and after the second one (today) smoke was coming out of the body of the drone (I could both see it and smell it).  Is this normal?  It seems to function fine, but I worry it won't hold up if there is some malfunction that caused this!
2018-4-16
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dgordon36
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I wonder if I should return to the store and exchange it...
2018-4-16
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HedgeTrimmer
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Not normal.  Unless you got Gas powered model.
2018-4-16
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AussieFlyer
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I'm surprised you need to ask if smoke coming from any electronic device is normal!
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Inspire_Max
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It’s the last FW upgrade. Special effects added at landing.

Do you hear the fan working when the  Mavic is hot.

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dgordon36 Posted at 2018-4-16 20:36
I wonder if I should return to the store and exchange it...

Hi, I'm sorry to hear about the issue that you are experiencing. Could you please show us some photos and provide the related log file? I will forward it to our engineers for a check, thanks!
2018-4-16
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Suren
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Send it back fast
2018-4-16
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fansf77370fb
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If you need to ask if that’s normal you really should not be flying the drone.
2018-4-17
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dgordon36
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I'm a scientist and engineer with a PhD...I can handle it, thank you.  I thought it was possible that as the drone got hot something of lesser importance (like sloppily applied oil) could have burned a little on a heat sink.  But I don't want to bet on something like that, so I replaced the drone today.

2018-4-17
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Bokepacha
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No. Not normal at all. Open a ticket so they confirm that you have to send it for reps.
2018-4-19
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maurom82
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how can it be normal?!? Strange question...but it's not normal..send it for repair..
2018-4-19
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Rawsome
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Maybe just a very satisfying flight?
JK id send it back.
2018-4-19
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GoldenSun
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That is definitely NOT normal!
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Exib
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Are you being truthful in asking this question so much footage online of DJI drones flying I have never seen smoke coming out of any drones

If it did and I had only done 2flights I would be returning it without asking any questions on the forum
2018-4-19
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SparksBird
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He said he replaced it which is the only route to go.  
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dgordon36
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Exib Posted at 2018-4-19 13:51
Are you being truthful in asking this question so much footage online of DJI drones flying I have never seen smoke coming out of any drones

If it did and I had only done 2flights I would be returning it without asking any questions on the forum

I probably won't be posting more on the forum given the responses, but yeah -- it happened -- for realz.
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Exib
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dgordon36 Posted at 2018-4-20 18:41
I probably won't be posting more on the forum given the responses, but yeah -- it happened -- for realz.

Honestly not trying to be rude but if I bought a new OLED Tv and only watched it twice and on both occasions smoke was coming out of the back I would be thinking something was wrong and speak to the company \organisation I purchased it from

These forums are the best place to discuss
2018-4-21
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AlansDronePics
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You know, I just read out your post to my wife and she burst out laughing. She thinks you should be concerned.
She has never flown a drone, but is quite certain this is not a good sign.
Back to the shop you must go, without delay. Get a non-smoker, it will live longer.
2018-4-21
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KryptoNyte
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dgordon36 Posted at 2018-4-17 16:33
I'm a scientist and engineer with a PhD...I can handle it, thank you.  I thought it was possible that as the drone got hot something of lesser importance (like sloppily applied oil) could have burned a little on a heat sink.  But I don't want to bet on something like that, so I replaced the drone today.

Glad you got it sorted out.  If you have any other problems, do not deal with DJI, just take it back to the store where you purchased it and swap it for a working drone or get your money back.

Additionally, any new drone user should feel comfortable asking any question in this forum - the unhelpful responses are unfortunate.
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Bekaru MP UAV
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i agree with krytonyte. Any new drone user should feel comfortable asking any question in this forum - the unhelpful responses are unfortunate. glad you exchanged it as it is the only proper action in the circumstances.
2018-4-21
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