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Bodkins Best Photography
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Is it safe to power on the drone when the props and legs are still bound by the propeller holder (the props twitch during start up sequence)?  I often find myself wanting to make settings adjustments to the drone through the app, but can't access the drone settings without powering the drone up.

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videoeditman
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I believe this is frowned upon as the gimbal cover will inhibit the gimbals start up sequence, thereby creating excess stress on it.
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videoeditman Posted at 4-11 11:51
I believe this is frowned upon as the gimbal cover will inhibit the gimbals start up sequence, thereby creating excess stress on it.

That's what I thought, but do the propellers need to be free as well?  I tend to take the gimbal cover off as it isn't difficult to remove, but freeing the propellers then deploying the legs is the part I'd like to skip if at all possible without damaging anything.
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I just take get it ready for flight anyway, but it sure would be easier to do it while wrapped up because , I also want to change things around now and then.  Also, I have BAD thoughts of that thing suddenly
taking uncontrolled flight to cut something or someone up.
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Hello there. Good day and thank you for the inquiry. It would be best to unfold the propellers of your DJI Drone to avoid any unwanted issues. In addition, I will post a DJI Forum post with regards to this matter as well. Thank you.

https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=225905
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DJI Stephen Posted at 4-11 20:59
Hello there. Good day and thank you for the inquiry. It would be best to unfold the propellers of your DJI Drone to avoid any unwanted issues. In addition, I will post a DJI Forum post with regards to this matter as well. Thank you.

https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=225905

That has NOTHING to do with what I asked.
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The aircraft has to be powered on in the folded position to perform a IMU calibration, so i would think it should be safe as long as the gimbal cover is removed.
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RedSky119 Posted at 4-11 22:11
The aircraft has to be powered on in the folded position to perform a IMU calibration, so i would think it should be safe as long as the gimbal cover is removed.

On page 7 of the Mini 2 manual under Preparing the Aircraft, it says to make sure all the arms are unfolded before powering on the Aircraft or it could affect the self diagnostics. So not really sure.
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RedSky119 Posted at 4-11 22:11
The aircraft has to be powered on in the folded position to perform a IMU calibration, so i would think it should be safe as long as the gimbal cover is removed.

Good point.  That hadn't occurred to me.   Thanks for pointing that out!
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Bodkins Best Photography Posted at 4-11 22:39
Good point.  That hadn't occurred to me.   Thanks for pointing that out!

Its not rocket science is it? Do you also need some help tying your shoelaces by any chance? Sheesh.
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BaliSkies Posted at 4-14 02:20
Its not rocket science is it? Do you also need some help tying your shoelaces by any chance? Sheesh.

Was thre a need for that? It was a good point and it never occured to me either.. So I assume your comment applies to me too...

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Me being lazy came up against this, I wanted to change a setting while it was on my mind. I was tempted to leave it folded and gimbal cover on but I removed them as it "felt right".

It takes about 20 seconds to remove them. I spent longer than that typing this
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So many times i wanted to make a quick adjustment and put it back in the case.
Maybe someone will just take the gimble cover off and test this ?
Good Post.
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BaliSkies Posted at 4-14 02:20
Its not rocket science is it? Do you also need some help tying your shoelaces by any chance? Sheesh.

The fact that you need to boot up the drone and perhaps unfold it in order to tweak a simple setting like rth altitude or yaw speed is the issue.  As with everything else unfolding physical components leads to wear, and if all one wants to do is change a setting in a menu it seems a little counterintuative.

Hence the reason for the question: Does one need to do these things to change a simple setting in a menu?
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Bodkins Best Photography Posted at 4-14 09:41
The fact that you need to boot up the drone and perhaps unfold it in order to tweak a simple setting like rth altitude or yaw speed is the issue.  As with everything else unfolding physical components leads to wear, and if all one wants to do is change a setting in a menu it seems a little counterintuative.

Hence the reason for the question: Does one need to do these things to change a simple setting in a menu?

Just pull the gimbal cover off and all is good.
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