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snowbird pilot
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Hi all,
Do you think a battery lock/clip is needed when flying spark over a lake to be safe? I have heard stories of batteries falling out mid-flight...
Thanks.
9-26 16:36
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nilanjan118
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Yes, we have all heard those stories and they are real. That's the reason quite a few people use the battery strap. DJI did introduce a new battery design with longer clips to resolve this problem but the old batteries are still in the market and people like to have that extra protection with the clip.

The most common design of the battery clip you will find is this.




The same purpose can also be served by using an O-ring as shown below.



The advantage of using an O-ring over the clip is that you don't have to remove it completely to change batteries.

9-26 16:54
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nilanjan118 Posted at 9-26 16:54
Yes, we have all heard those stories and they are real. That's the reason quite a few people use the battery strap. DJI did introduce a new battery design with longer clips to resolve this problem but the old batteries are still in the market and people like to have that extra protection with the clip.

The most common design of the battery clip you will find is this.

can i just use a rubber band or something like that?
9-26 17:01
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nilanjan118
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snowbird pilot Posted at 9-26 17:01
can i just use a rubber band or something like that?

Sure why not? You only have to make sure that it is strong enough to not break.
9-26 17:04
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nilanjan118 Posted at 9-26 16:54
Yes, we have all heard those stories and they are real. That's the reason quite a few people use the battery strap. DJI did introduce a new battery design with longer clips to resolve this problem but the old batteries are still in the market and people like to have that extra protection with the clip.

The most common design of the battery clip you will find is this.

Unfortunately, the new battery mount is just as bad as the old one.
I fell from a height of 90m with a new battery (survived, not hurt because it fell on grass).
Always use a battery strap as any battery may loosen due to vibration!
9-27 00:35
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Slick1215
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absolutely, considering it costs pennies compared to what could happen especially over water!!!!
9-27 01:50
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snowbird pilot Posted at 9-26 17:01
can i just use a rubber band or something like that?

look this up in Amazon. Appoi Battery For DJI Spark Battery Bundle Kit,Battery Bundle Fastener Anti-slip Strap Locks Parts Kit for DJI Spark RC Drone $3.35
9-27 01:54
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ssylca44
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I wouldn't fly without one!
9-27 05:18
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S-e-ven
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I started to fly these clips when I encountered "pregnant batteries".
I think, this way they can get released, if older and full power is needed for a longer time period!With the clip, they just stay in place
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9-27 05:58
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Hi, there. Thank you for reaching out. Hope that you could get the best recommendation and suggestions from our valued DJI members here that currently using a battery clip for the DJI Spark. Please don't hesitate to reach us if you have other inquiries or concern. Thank you for your continued support!
9-27 09:08
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S-e-ven Posted at 9-27 05:58
I started to fly these clips when I encountered "pregnant batteries".
I think, this way they can get released, if older and full power is needed for a longer time period!With the clip, they just stay in place

How did you take this picture??
9-27 17:26
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nilanjan118
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Jakab Gipsz Posted at 9-27 00:35
Unfortunately, the new battery mount is just as bad as the old one.
I fell from a height of 90m with a new battery (survived, not hurt because it fell on grass).
Always use a battery strap as any battery may loosen due to vibration!

That's unfortunate indeed. Lucky you didn't face any serious damage to your Spark. Thanks for the heads up.
9-27 18:02
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S-e-ven
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snowbird pilot Posted at 9-27 17:26
How did you take this picture??



Spark.jpg
Spa-02.jpg



9-27 18:53
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two drones at the same time??
9-29 10:53
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S-e-ven
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snowbird pilot Posted at 9-29 10:53
two drones at the same time??

two drones doing Spheres at the same time and location, but just some meters altitude difference
9-29 16:53
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MKPSG12
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Should you HAVE to use one? Absolutely not.

Is it a good idea to use one? Absolutely.

It costs next to nothing and protects your investment.
9-30 00:11
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MKPSG12 Posted at 9-30 00:11
Should you HAVE to use one? Absolutely not.

Is it a good idea to use one? Absolutely.

Any brand suggestions? Links?
9-30 15:13
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S-e-ven Posted at 9-27 05:58
I started to fly these clips when I encountered "pregnant batteries".
I think, this way they can get released, if older and full power is needed for a longer time period!With the clip, they just stay in place

Do you have any brand suggestions/links to them?
9-30 15:13
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nilanjan118 Posted at 9-26 16:54
Yes, we have all heard those stories and they are real. That's the reason quite a few people use the battery strap. DJI did introduce a new battery design with longer clips to resolve this problem but the old batteries are still in the market and people like to have that extra protection with the clip.

The most common design of the battery clip you will find is this.

Can you provide links to these?
9-30 15:14
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S-e-ven
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snowbird pilot Posted at 9-30 15:13
Do you have any brand suggestions/links to them?

I ordered from ebay.com
Comes from just over 2 US with free shipping from China
9-30 15:55
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snowbird pilot Posted at 9-30 15:13
Any brand suggestions? Links?

Any of the rigid ones from Ebay or Amazon will do the trick

Amazon
9-30 23:05
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