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Nicola90s
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Hi everyone!

After a flight, when I removed the battery I found this piece of plastic. Anyone know from where it comes out? I think that it should be something connected with the battery holder.
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Which Phantom is this from?
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markaguille Posted at 2016-7-6 22:58
Which Phantom is this from?

Hi markaguille! It's a Phantom 3 Advanced.
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I recall the P3 had a similar plastic piece which was part of the packaging and it was holding the gimbal.  When I opened one P3 it was at th etop of the P3.  Maybe yours fell in?
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It's hard to determine based on the pictures provided. If you do not see an obvious missing piece from the battery itself, then it's most likely a piece from the battery terminal. To clarify, did you have any hard landings? How long have you had this unit?
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How big is this piece? Can you post some pics at different angles?
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markaguille Posted at 2016-7-6 23:14
How big is this piece? Can you post some pics at different angles?

Tomorrow I'll post others picture, thanks for your help!
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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2016-7-6 23:10
It's hard to determine based on the pictures provided. If you do not see an obvious missing piece fr ...

Hi DJI-Jamie, I often land on grass or hand catch helped by friends. I have this unit from January and it have almost 30 hours of flight.
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MD_Icarus Posted at 2016-7-6 23:07
I recall the P3 had a similar plastic piece which was part of the packaging and it was holding the g ...

It's really strange if it is a part of the packaging, I have this unit from January, where that piece of plastic was all this time?!
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Nicola90s Posted at 2016-7-7 05:46
It's really strange if it is a part of the packaging, I have this unit from January, where that pi ...

The battery terminal can have some odd crevices for ventilation purposes. If it's small enough it could be possible. If you could provide more picture, that would be great.
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I agree!  I thought it was a new unit and it looked like the plastic piece which holds the gimbal. ANd I can not judge it's size from the pic.

Once thing you can check though is if the end pieces show evidence of a break.  If plastic, then it wil show an uneven edge.
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Looks like a piece of the frame in which the battery slides into
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Nicola90s Posted at 2016-7-7 07:40
Tomorrow I'll post others picture, thanks for your help!

Add a ruler or a coin for scale.

I recall someone else had something like this in a post a few months back, theirs came from the clips holding the arms together and it worked its way to the battery hole and came out.  There have been various reports of plastic inexplicably cracking and falling off, especially in the R/C housing.  It is believed to be poor plastic used in the moulding process in some batches.
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endotherm Posted at 2016-7-7 07:07
Add a ruler or a coin for scale.

I recall someone else had something like this in a post a few mon ...

Please do not speak about remote controller...look also here http://forum.dji.com/thread-48798-1-1.html

However here more pictures.
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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2016-7-6 23:55
The battery terminal can have some odd crevices for ventilation purposes. If it's small enough it c ...

Do you mean on the battery itself or on the aircraft? However I posted others pictures.
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Nicola90s Posted at 2016-7-8 03:02
Do you mean on the battery itself or on the aircraft? However I posted others pictures.

The battery terminal refers to the compartment that the battery slides into with the gold connections. To clarify, do you notice any missing pieces from the battery itself? Could you provide a picture of the battery compartment itself?
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Nicola90s Posted at 2016-7-8 04:59
Please do not speak about remote controller...look also here http://forum.dji.com/thread-48798-1-1. ...

I'm one of the remote controller sufferers too.

I really suspect it is a piece of support ribbing or one of the tabs that holds the two shell halves together.  
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You probably had enough of a hard landing at some stage to twist the shell and small piece has come off.  I wouldn't worry about it, there are plenty more of these as well as screws to hold the shell together.

Otherwise we can suspect more bad plastic   This is what happens when shells crack or fail:
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endotherm Posted at 2016-7-8 04:43
I'm one of the remote controller sufferers too.

I really suspect it is a piece of support ribbing  ...

Yes! It's that piece! On your first picture I recognize it, however I'm pretty sure that it is that one on the right near the battery holder, because I feel more soft that part if touch there. And it is not because hard landing but because there was some times that for remove battery I wasn't "gentle".

Thanks for your help and pictures!
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