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taking the phantom to FRANCE

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lancelot, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Lancelot

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    So in a couple of weeks i am flying from Stansted airport in London, to Carcassonne in France. I am flying with ryanair. Now i want to take my phantom 3 with me, i have a real heavy duty case which i can transport it, (in the hold) but I'm worried about batterys, what do i do with those, and also will the confiscate the P3 in the airport even if it goes in the hold.
     
  2. rockydog

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    Batteries have to go as hand luggage, and should be fully discharged.
     
  3. Lancelot

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    any other things i should do??
     
  4. rockydog

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    Might be worth checking on regulations for flying in France?....would be sad to get it confiscated for flying in the wrong places!
     
  5. ImJim

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    Batteries shouldn't be fully discharged. 50% will be enough discharging for these lipos, and I guess he will not let them idle for more than a day or two. ??
     
  6. rockydog

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    On the instruction leaflet that comes with Phantom batteries, DJI state very clearly that before carrying the battery on an airline flight it must be fully discharged!
     
  7. ImJim

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    Regulations in France are pretty much the same than in U.S:

    - Don't fly over crowded places or huge city activities (a little village or an (almost) empty street is fine)

    - Don't go higher than 150m (that's ~400 feet)

    - Keep the drone in your line of sight (well this one is common but honestly who does that? :D )

    And I think the rest is pretty much common sense. Don't annoy people in their private space, etc...
     
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    My bad. Learned something then :) Has it something to do with altitude?
     
  9. Lancelot

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    is their a website where i can print of something that say I'm allowed to take the P3 on a plane with batteries //??
     
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    I think it's to do with airline regs, and worries about catching fire.
     
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    If you Google taking lithium ion batteries on a plane, look for the guidance from the TSA. I know you are nowhere near the US but the TSA make the rules which others follow. You will see you can take lithium ion batteries on a plane, either hold or cabin. Cabin is preferred as it is easier to put out a fire in cabin.
     
  12. rockydog

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    Phantom batteries are lithium polymer, not lithium ion.......a substantial difference.
     
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    This thread is not P3 specific and has been moved to the General section. Please post in the correct sections from now on.

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    True, but if you read the TSA guidelines they class LiPo's as Lithium.