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timothyfranks

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Ive been letting my mavic sit and let the fan run for a minute after landing. Do anyone eles do this and think it might help?
 

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Heat is a killer of all electronics so yes the quicker it cools the better. You’re doing a good thing to your investment.
 

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The heat sink and fins at the bottom of the Mavic absorb most of the heat blown by the fan across the chips on the core board. No need to let it cool down since it stays cool by itself with the built-in cooling mechanisms.
 
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But it certainly can’t hurt. If the heat sinks alone are sufficient why have a fan?
 

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Depending on the environmentals I may let mine cool for a minute. Good practice is to feel the heat sink on the bottom and motors directly after shut down. That will let you know if things are getting too warm.

Golden Rule: If the temp is uncomfortable for you - your electronics won't be happy either.
 

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If i'm not mistaken, the act of it flying through the air helps to cool it down as well, so by letting it sit after flight might even let it heat up more.

Take for example when you do updates and it sits there on its own, the fan will kick in to cool it down. My logic says that when you land and the fan is already running, letting it sit wont cool it down more.
 

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My procedure is as soon as I land, the drones motors and power are shut off. I will let it sit outside the case with power off after a flight just so that the heat sink on the bottom doesnt melt anything inside the case, especially on a really hot day.
 

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Thats funny. I tried that very thing this past weekend. It didn't seem to be very effective though. What I do when Im flying from my house in the summer is after im done I bring it into the house and let it hover for a couple of minutes in the air conditioning. That really helps cool it off.
 
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