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bradneal24
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For those of you not flying during the cold winter months, how are you storing your batteries? Anything special we should be doing?

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You could fly (hover) them down to 50% and then keep them in a cool place.
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The intelligent battery will automatically take it down to storage level. So nothing special to do to store them.
BUT, there's got to be an indoor place by you where you can at least fly around and play. I could not go all winter with my aircraft on a shelf.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-2-2 16:56
The intelligent battery will automatically take it down to storage level. So nothing special to do t ...

Is it ok to leave the battery in the Phantom3 for long periods of time when stored, or is it best to leave the battery out of the Phantom3 ? Thank you!
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TomWolves Posted at 2016-2-3 08:29
Is it ok to leave the battery in the Phantom3 for long periods of time when stored, or is it best  ...

It's best to leave it out. You shouldn't keep the battery in the aircraft for extend periods.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-2-2 15:56
The intelligent battery will automatically take it down to storage level. So nothing special to do t ...

Thanks. Currently everything is in the case out in my garage. Batteries are not in the copter, but are in the case. Does it hurt them to remain in temp's that dip far below freezing?

As for winter flying, I do occasionally take it to work and fly inside our studio. I manage a 55,000 s/f photo studio for a large manufacturer of ag and construction equipment. The building also has 30' ceilings. So I do fly some, but it's not the same as being out in the great wide open.

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bradneal24 Posted at 2016-2-3 22:01
Thanks. Currently everything is in the case out in my garage. Batteries are not in the copter, but ...

I keep my back pack in the house with the batteries in the case, DJI's storage specs say -18F to 71F for storage.
http://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/p ... _Guidelines__en.pdf
Also, since your in the AG business, check this incredible DJI product out.
http://www.dji.com/newsroom/news ... t-agriculture-drone
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At the risk of hijacking the thread, does anyone store their batteries in some form of battery bunker or cabinet incase of fires? I never had a fire but I did have a couple RC truck packs puff out.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-2-2 21:25
It's best to leave it out. You shouldn't keep the battery in the aircraft for extend periods.

Thanks Ken, for the advise.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-2-2 14:56
The intelligent battery will automatically take it down to storage level. So nothing special to do t ...

I wish I had an indoor place to fly in the winter but I don't. The withdrawals are killing me.
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SVTRay Posted at 2016-2-4 00:15
At the risk of hijacking the thread, does anyone store their batteries in some form of battery bunke ...

I used to with the normal lipos, but have not with any of the intelligent DJI batteries.
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TomWolves Posted at 2016-2-4 10:21
Thanks Ken, for the advise.

No problem at all.
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bigskyflyer Posted at 2016-2-4 11:08
I wish I had an indoor place to fly in the winter but I don't. The withdrawals are killing me.

Yes, it nice to be able to fly indoors
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-2-4 12:13
I used to with the normal lipos, but have not with any of the intelligent DJI batteries.

I'm not sure if it's quality or a false sense of security but the DJI batteries seems lot more stable than a lot of the Lipos Ive owned in the past. I still think I'm gonna buy a metal tray or something fireproof to at least set them on.
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SVTRay Posted at 2016-2-4 12:16
I'm not sure if it's quality or a false sense of security but the DJI batteries seems lot more sta ...

It certainly does not hurt to put any lipo in a fireproof container.
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