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Mavic 2 Pro Overheat?

Has your Mavic 2 Pro overheated and crashed?

  • No after less than 10 successful flights.

    Votes: 56 60.2%
  • No after less than 20 successful flights.

    Votes: 11 11.8%
  • No after less than 30 successful flights.

    Votes: 18 19.4%
  • Yes after less than 10 flights.

    Votes: 7 7.5%
  • Yes after less than 20 flights.

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • Yes after less than 30 flights.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    93
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#22
Responding to a new claim that a members M2P had a processor chip overheat in his bird. Bird shut off and crashed to the ground. Anyone else have this happen?

***IF YOU VOTE YES TO ANY CHOICE AND IT DID OVERHEAT OR CRASH, PLEASE IDENTIFY YOURSELF AND WHAT HAPPENED.***

Original post, the first I have seen about this instance:

Hi everyone, its sad that this is my very first post on this forum and I dont really post anywhere online, but I just wanted to put it out there and tell everyone who has just purchased a mavic 2 pro to beware.

If you have a new mavic pro 2 fly really low to start and make sure it does not overheat!

I just received my mavic 2 pro and flew about 2 ft for a minute or two then 6 ft for a minute or two and then I took it to 15ft and the processor overheated and the drone turned off in the air and my nice new mavic 2 pro fell to the ground.

Now I'm stuck waiting for an email with instructions to send my brand new mavic pro 2 back, to then wait some more for them to evaluate what happened and possibly send me a replacement.

Needless to say I AM NOT a HAPPY DJI CUSTOMER RIGHT NOW!!!
Mine hasn't done this despite the 90 degree very humid weather in my area. However, it does get very hot. One of the first things I noticed actually.
 
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#23
Give them a chance. You should get an email from them in 2 days, then a return label.
Yeah...you know....I always wondered why dji doesn't build a customer service center here in the US. We definitely buy enough of their products to justify the expense. The language barrier and customer service expectations here in the US make things quite difficult.
 

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#24
Mine hasn't done this despite the 90 degree very humid weather in my area. However, it does get very hot. One of the first things I noticed actually.
Does it get too hot to touch?
 
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#25
Does it get too hot to touch?
No. Not all. It seems like it's either doing a good job expelling the heat (that's why it's so hot outside the drone) or it's an inefficient cooling system that's struggling. But considering I left the drone on the cement with no air flow in 90 degree weather for 10 mins before my flight. Id say I'm happy with that.
 
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#28
Who designs this stuff?
Plastic over cooling ports.
Dont they ship them in a sealed box?
The vent covers make sense to me. I would rather have the responsibility of removing a few pieces of film plastic then allow dust and debris to get into the cooling system and possibly cause a catastrophic failure as soon as I turn the drone on for the first time.
 

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#29
Who designs this stuff?
Plastic over cooling ports.
Dont they ship them in a sealed box?
The plastic stickers are adjacent to the cooling ports but don't cover the ports. When folded, the rear motor arms contact the side body of the drone next to the ports. This would cause wear/scratching during shipping so they put the plastic there to project the product. They have a yellow tab so unless you're rushing to fly out of the box and don't follow a pre-flight checklist, you shouldn't miss removing them.

On another note, expect to see numerous posts in the future of people complaining about scratches adjacent to the ports from opening and collapsing the legs.
 
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NorthGADronePilot

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#32
Now I'm starting to wish I'd heeded the advice of one of the "drone experts" who said we should all wait 3-6 months to buy a Mavic 2. Getting up this morning and reading all these posts have made me seriously regret my decision to ditch my PERFECT and fully loaded MP.:mad:
 

Mfpullen

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#33
Checking this forum and other forums this issue does not appear to be wide ranging. Seems more like chicken little right now..”the sky is falling...the sky is falling”. I would call this “issue” advisory at best. Something to be aware of and put on your radar. But it is FAR from an issue taking up so much forum space at this time.
 

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#34
That was some good advice. Never buy a new product when it first comes out. There will always be bugs to be worked out. When I bought my first MP it was out for a year and never had one problem with it at all. Same with my Inspire. And quite honestly after having the inspired there is no reason to buy any other drone.
 
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#36
Responding to a new claim that a members M2P had a processor chip overheat in his bird. Bird shut off and crashed to the ground. Anyone else have this happen?

***IF YOU VOTE YES TO ANY CHOICE AND IT DID OVERHEAT OR CRASH, PLEASE IDENTIFY YOURSELF AND WHAT HAPPENED.***

Original post, the first I have seen about this instance:

Hi everyone, its sad that this is my very first post on this forum and I dont really post anywhere online, but I just wanted to put it out there and tell everyone who has just purchased a mavic 2 pro to beware.

If you have a new mavic pro 2 fly really low to start and make sure it does not overheat!

I just received my mavic 2 pro and flew about 2 ft for a minute or two then 6 ft for a minute or two and then I took it to 15ft and the processor overheated and the drone turned off in the air and my nice new mavic 2 pro fell to the ground.

Now I'm stuck waiting for an email with instructions to send my brand new mavic pro 2 back, to then wait some more for them to evaluate what happened and possibly send me a replacement.

Needless to say I AM NOT a HAPPY DJI CUSTOMER RIGHT NOW!!!
I know this thread is on the Mavic 2, but I had this happen to my Mavic Pro. I'd had it 6 months, never had a problem (except for a de centered lens), flew at least 3 times a week. Now it's July, battery was low so I landed, and the belly was so hot I burned my fingers. I left it in the shade for 20 minutes then swapped the battery. I could turn it on and connect but before I could take off, it would shut down. After a few tries I gave up. Later at home I turned it on and connected to go thru any warnings. Then I noticed that the fan never turned on. It always did after a few minutes even indoors and air conditioned. I returned it to DJI and a month later, they just sent a new one even after several progress reports that sounded like it was being serviced! Anyway, NOW, I always listen for the fan before I take off.
 

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#38
This was the Pro with the Hassel camera. It’s on it’s way back to DJI took 2 days to get a shipping label and it’s ground. I wanted to ship it next day at my expense just to expedite this slow process and they said no it had to be handled through them. So we will see how long it takes to get a replacement.
 

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