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Traveling With A LiPo Battery On A Domestic Airline

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by unclejas, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. unclejas

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    I am planning on taking my P3 on a domestic flight here in the USA. I ran down to my local retailer and purchased an additional P3 DJI battery today in anticipation. I read over the enclosed safety guide. It states that the battery should be fully discharged before taking it on a flight. Is this because it poses a fire hazard? Is there a TSA policy for discharging LiPo batteries?

    I've located the TSA policy website detailing batteries, but find nothing about discharging. What are those of you who travel with your copters experiences like?

    I'm heading to Santa Clara, CA for those that have any tips for local flying as well.
     
  2. msinger

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    I fly a lot and I usually have fully charged batteries. I've seen conflicting reports stating batteries should be 50% or 80% or full.

    Don't forget you should carry on, not check in, your batteries.

    I'm not far from Santa Clara and would love to see a P3P. How long are you in California? You might try to get out to the coast for some flights.
     
  4. go fast

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    Just came back from Jamaica no problems with 3 batteries as carry on