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.DAT files ; what information do they contain?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by deathcharge, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. deathcharge

    Sep 21, 2014
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    When selling a phantom 3 on ebay besides obviously erasing the SD card what else should be done?

    I understand there are .dat files internally on the phantom 3 that contain flight data, but what are the specifics of this data? I'm assuming things like altitude, distance, voltages, duration, any errors; but what else? Are there actual GPS coordinates showing flight paths that have been flown? ; or is all that just stored remotely within the DJI GO app?

    I'm wondering could these .dat files be looked at by anyone and determine locations where the quad has been flown? Finally is clearing the flight recorder the same as deleting these .dat files?
    #1 deathcharge, Aug 16, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016
  2. Digdat0

    Feb 20, 2016
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    Oregon, USA
    .CSV Column Descriptions

    You can convert a dat file and check it out. No personal info, but it has gps coordinates and your serial number.
  3. mikesmiley

    Apr 3, 2016
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    Sacramento, CA
    No known way to delete them, and yes, they show exactly where you've been and how long you spent there.
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