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  1. techmyjustin

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    Hi all, I'm hoping I can build a list of things to check for errors when I first buy my Phantom 4.

    I would buy it today, but it's rather windy outside, and forecasted rain all weekend. I want to buy it and immediately go down a checklist looking for possible errors, so I can get it swapped out before my 14 day period ends, as I'm buying through the Apple store.

    What is a quick list you guys would suggest I check? From what I gather, here are some common ones:

    GPS lock
    Gimbal level
    Flight time @20 minutes or more (I'm in the Rocky Mountains, so I don't expect maximum flight time)
    Active track working and follows a target
    General checking for errors on my Samsung S2 tablet in the DJI Go app
    Strange beeps
    Make sure 1080 and 4k video modes produce good quality video

    What else would you personally test or check to make sure your brand new Phantom 4 was good out of the box?

    Thanks!
     
  2. wingtip85

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    Add gimble squeak to the top of your list....I am returning another one tomorrow morning
     
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  3. Jussaguy

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    BATTERY SEATING!!!!!
     
  4. techmyjustin

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    Thanks for the idea. Is this from a battery not "clicking" fully into place?
     
  5. Jussaguy

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    Exactly. These new part 54s are made differently and while some seat perfectly some are less than perfect and a couple are terrible. I just got a new bird and the bat was fine and was a 54 though. Better safe than annoyed when you find out at home :)