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  1. Davila

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    Hello,
    is it OK to leave the battery inside the Phantom for a long time? I know that it should be discharged to ~ 50%, but I don't know do I have to remove it from the aircraft.
     
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  2. msinger

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    Most people don't do it, but DJI never warned it's not okay to do. What's the benefit of storing a battery in your Phantom?
     
  3. Dirty Bird

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    In my Phantom 2 & 3 aircraft I don't leave the batteries in the bird because it keeps the spring-loaded "sense" pins compressed. The Phantom 4 doesn't have those spring-loaded pins so I leave one in the bird & the other two in the case spaces. I have two more batteries coming so it may be time for me to spring for a real P4 case or backpack.

     
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  4. Davila

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    The benefit is that it's more compact and perhaps the drone is not so vulnerable - without a battery everything can penetrate easier into P4 electronics.
     
  5. msinger

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    Interesting use case. I'm assuming most people have a case to protect their Phantom.
     
  6. mem_ny

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    Agree. The spring loaded contacts in the overlier birds were the concern. I always keep a battery in my P4.
     
  7. WWK888

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    I store it in the bird just because I don't have enough storage space for all my batteries without doing that.
     
  8. Chopstix Kid

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    +1 for keeping a battery in the bird but I too have also wondered if there are any ill side effects to it.
     
  9. NateTheGreat24

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    I don't want dust and other objects getting in there, so I leave a battery in.