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Carry-on or checked luggage?

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Dal, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Dal

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    I'll be flying to Australia and wonder if I need to check the bird or can carry-on. I know the batteries should be discharged to about 20%. That's all I know. I'm sure some one here has traveled.


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  2. msinger

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    There's no need to do that. You must carry your batteries in your carry-on bag though. And, make sure the battery terminals are covered with something.
     
  3. Dal

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    Ok I got the 20% figure from the dji manual or something like that. So everything can be carried on?


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    Yes, as long as your baggage meets the airline's size and weight requirements.
     
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    Yes... because it's against airline policy to allow lipo batteries in the cargo old. It's required that they be carried on. Also, its far less likely that your Phantom will be damaged if its carried on board.

    20% (or so) is how batteries should be stored if not being used for a few days. It does not specifically apply to batteries on a plane.
     
  6. msinger

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    DJI recommends 30-65% for storage.
     
  7. Dal

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  8. Dal

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    It's odd because I swear I saw somewhere that it's bad for the battery to be fully discharged…


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    Right. There is no reason to attempt that.
     
  10. Dal

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    So pretty much just don't take them on fully charged or discharged.
    Wonder why dji says to drain them


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  11. msinger

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    You pretty much just take them on as-is. If you're storing your batteries properly, that means they will be between 30%-65% charged.
     
  12. Dal

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    Yeah I keep them around there when not flying next day


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    Are Lipo bags mandatory for the batteries?
     
  14. msinger

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    No. You just need to make sure the battery terminals are covered.