P3A VPS getting SUPER hot

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Hi all.

I was playing around with my drone and the DJI GO software in my house, not flying it, no props on, just had it sitting there while I used the app.
I noticed the VPS sensor area was quite warm. I touched one of the ultrasonic sensors and it felt like it almost burnt me!
I can hear a fan - there's no fan on the gimbal on my model though.

Surely they shouldn't be getting that hot??
It was turned on, without airflow, for maybe about 30 minutes. Is the no air flow what caused the sensors to get so hot?
 

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The airflow from the props does help cool down the electronics. Since the Phantom was designed to fly (and not sit idle), it would be a good idea to point a small fan toward your Phantom to keep it cool if you plan to run it like that for long periods of time.
 
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