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Tip: Tape a 16gb SD card inside battery compartment in case you forget your SD card.

kodiak1120

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I wanted to get some shots of center city Philadelphia this weekend. I woke up early at 7:00 a.m., so I could get into the city before there were a lot of people/cars moving about. I packed everything up and headed down. I got there by about 7:30 a.m., got the drone out and headed to my launch site. Right before take off, I checked the SD card slot and it was empty. I had forgotten my SD card in my computer, back at my house. Luckily, I had a spare 16gb SD card taped inside the battery compartment. I just removed the scotch tape, put the spare card in, and I was good to go. I was able to get this awesome shot:

 

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Good idea, there is just the space bellow the battery for the Mavic Pro.
 

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Yup, it fits by about 1 mm of clearance.
 

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I just have a spare in my fly more bag.


Wouldn't the battery heat affect the micro sd card?

That's an option too. I prefer the battery compartment though just in case I'm not near my bag or I don't have my bag with me.
 

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I wanted to get some shots of center city Philadelphia this weekend. I woke up early at 7:00 a.m., so I could get into the city before there were a lot of people/cars moving about. I packed everything up and headed down. I got there by about 7:30 a.m., got the drone out and headed to my launch site. Right before take off, I checked the SD card slot and it was empty. I had forgotten my SD card in my computer, back at my house. Luckily, I had a spare 16gb SD card taped inside the battery compartment. I just removed the scotch tape, put the spare card in, and I was good to go. I was able to get this awesome shot:

great suggestion
 

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Great shot!

I agree that you should be wary of the temps in that area, but if the battery is able to be touched, its not over 140F. Even running a battery from 100% down to near dead has never gotten mine to the point that it can’t be touched.

Next time, I want to se Billy Penn’s eyebrows!
 

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I wanted to get some shots of center city Philadelphia this weekend. I woke up early at 7:00 a.m., so I could get into the city before there were a lot of people/cars moving about. I packed everything up and headed down. I got there by about 7:30 a.m., got the drone out and headed to my launch site. Right before take off, I checked the SD card slot and it was empty. I had forgotten my SD card in my computer, back at my house. Luckily, I had a spare 16gb SD card taped inside the battery compartment. I just removed the scotch tape, put the spare card in, and I was good to go. I was able to get this awesome shot:

Would you have a picture of the exact posit of your spare sd card in battery bay please?! Great idea.
 
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