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What’s the deal with leaving my P3 in the car.

Discussion in 'Phantom 4K' started by Pchris737, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Pchris737

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    I’ve read that it’s bad to leave the stuff in a hot place (like my car) for too long. If I just take the batteries with me and leave the drone and the remote in the car for 2 weeks, will it be ok?
     
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    Do you know just how hot a car gets inside during the summer shut up . It can't be good just on the drone then again
    it might not hurt to. Course it might not be there when ya get back but I sure wouldn't try it to see with any of mine .
     
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    A good place for a water damaged drone maybe..
     
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    Ok, those are good points. Thanks!
     
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    Why would you do that? Are you hiding it from your wife? lol
     
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    Lol, no, I’m a pilot so I go on 4 day trips and it’s a long story but I wanted to do a drone job in between and wasn’t going to be able to bring the drone home before going to work.
     
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    I'd take it with. Sounds like a good chance to fly in different places for fun
     
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    There ya have it and I think thats low as many babies and pets have died in cars closed up .
     
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    Don’t forget your drone is made of plastic and I could become damaged from the heat.
    Just my thought.
    Cheers
    Happy Flying
     
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    Here in Texas this is an issue almost year ‘round. I had an iPad battery overheat in a car in freaking March. I wouldnt leave anything electronic in our mobile greenhouses.
     
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    If the craft is in a case out of the sun not bad if it get's hot, (all your car electronics gets very hot and they still work) but storing the batteries in a hot car will degrade them. Always store your batteries around 50% charged in a cool place. If you have no choice to leave them in a car for two weeks make sure they are at storage capacity and they will survive with a little more wear and tear. They won't like it but when you have no choice........
     
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    Electronics DONT LIKE HEAT. Period.
     
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