How to travel with DJI Drone Batteries on a plane

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How to #travel with #DJIDrone Batteries on a plane, always check before you fly, because the rules can change. Here’s a great website to find out the latest #airport information about traveling with your Drone.
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traveling with your drone more importantly drone batteries what are the rules what the regulations how do you not get into trouble that's right my flying frente doing this is Dylan and a two-prong attack number one is to tell you that I will be traveling off to do a job for a couple of weeks a bit of international airline travel so to warn you that any uploads just in case you're seeing a home waiting for your favorite episode every Monday Wednesday Friday maybe a bit sporadic if at all so I do apologize for that but number two is well they have a seasoned traveler and like many of you living around the world you used to flying on an airline with your drone but I just like to notice that on a couple of airlines that I will be flying with the rules have changed slightly so I thought I'd revisit what are the rules for transporting your drone batteries on a commercial airline I put I found this handy website which is I'll put the link in the comments below which links you through to the countries different countries you can fly to what their rules are when you fly just to make sure that you are legal but also what the rules are for transporting drone batteries because it seems that every airline is different now although they all sign up to the IRC code of conduct and rules which is an organization that represents about 85 percent of all commercial airlines flying around the world there are some unique differences so be prepared and do look before you travel done drone batteries are split up into three separate groups they are small batteries medium batteries and large batteries so what is a small battery a small battery is anything up to 100 watt hours it's not the physical size of the battery is how much power that battery holds how much potential is in there type of craft that won't be covered by small batteries you will be covered if you are flying a spark for obvious reasons Otello because there we need tiny ones any of the Maverick series so that's the Maverick Pro the Maverick to pro the Malick to zoom and the Maverick air any of the Phantom series the Phantom 4 Pro Pro Plus version twos 3 whatever they are some inspire battery some will talk about those in a minute but your ausma batteries will be covered anything for your ronan devices will be covered any goggles any accessories where the battery is built into the unit will all be under 100 what hours your medium batteries now this is anything from 100 watt hours to 160 watt hours and a couple of things will fall into this category mostly will be the inspire 1 series with the tv-48 batteries which are about 130 watt hours worth of storage in there I think off the top of my head they are a little different so with small batteries anything into 100 watt hours under the eye are two rules there's very little restriction is about up to 20 loose batteries they call them so they'll be your spare batteries you're allowed to take with you in practice airlines seem to put a 4 loose batteries so bear my summer or even less do check with individual airlines with the medium batteries now you can only carry 2 that's up to a maximum of 2 anything over a 100 watt hours to 160 watt hours so if you're flying within the spy it can be difficult because 10 min is a battery you need more than 2 the tv-48 if you do fly with the TB 48 and you were flying with someone else it is a good idea to split the batteries up between you and then the large batteries and unfortunately if you fly the m2 10 and you're riding with the what the TB 55s which are 176 what hours you will be out of luck you will need to make special arrangements if you're transporting your drone batteries on a commercial airline because most will not allow you to take them on board it has to be said DJI are getting a little bit cuter to their battery sizes you will notice now it's more difficult to get the TB 48 if at all batteries for the inspire to the large battery has been removed to keep it under the hundred watt hours because obviously if you make a portable drone you want to take on an airline what's the point of taking a portable drone on an airline you can't because the battery is too large all batteries so all batteries whatever the size needs to go in your carry-on luggage do not put them in the hole do not check them in if they're loose batteries they need to be in your carry-on baggage it's good idea to have the battery charge less than 30% and cover the terminals whether it is with a proprietary terminal cover a bit like these or whether they use some common or garden electrical tape just to cover up those terminals just to stop any potential arcing that may happen if there's other loose stuff in the bag you're carrying them in you will notice there is no requirement to have lipo battery bags some people have them because it makes me feel better about traveling I don't my personal opinion is that they were designed for proper lipo batteries that were a little bit unstable when they were exposed to sudden changes in pressure and temperature with the DJI design smart battery range this isn't a problem it doesn't seem to cause issues now to make things simple there is a link to a website down below which takes you through which you can see individual airlines most the major ones to have a look to see what their individual policies are as far as drones and drone batteries for example Emirates Airlines will not allow you to take a drone onboard they need to have it checked in with your luggage so make sure you pack it correctly number one but number two remember to take the batteries out what they're saying is they just don't want the drone not the batteries the batteries have to say in your hand luggage at all times it does surprise me that they still allow you to take props are because props look pretty sharp and kids do some serious damage if you're onboard an airline I guess there'll be the next thing they change anyway there's my quick guide to transporting lithium batteries drone batteries on board a commercial airline I do hope that's helped if it has please share like and subscribe don't forget if it is your first time watching this channel to hit that notification button to let you know that next time there is a video the mail may not help you become a joint flight soon matic god yeah but so the next time I fly and friends please play safe take care and I'll see you on the sunny side

27 thoughts on “How to travel with DJI Drone Batteries on a plane”

  1. Hey Dylan great info and vid, would you be able to give me a bit of help as to why my 4k footage is jerky when playing back!!, i am using a samsung pro plus class 3 card 100mbs read speed and 90 write speed and the setting i used on the M2P was 4k/30fps which most people seem to use! On my ipad and have tried it on VLC on the pc but both no good to watch, only 1080 works okay so a bit confussed cheers daz

  2. #MAIL Be interested to see if you've done anything relating to precision landing. Realize it's missing on the latest Mavics, but it's not particularly good on the Phantom 4 Pro's. From my tests it's at least 6 foot off each time, be interested if you've come across similar issues and how you rectified the problem. Cheers Esscolab

  3. #Mail Hey Dylan, i did question you about the Mavic Pro 2 years ago about using it handheld (and it turned out to work great!)
    Now with the 1" Sensor it should be even better? well… there is no Wifi on this model "sadface" i still see accessories for the MP2 Pro on the WoOrlWideWeb and thinking.. is this still possible?

    What do you think ?

    PS. have you been up your neighbours back-passage lately ?

  4. Hi Dylan what about mavic 2 pro batteries I’ve got 3 to take on a British Airways flight ! I watched your video when you took yours on a British airways flight ! Any new changes many thanks martin

  5. sitting in Alicanti this is very timely advice, thanks Dylan. just as an aside i recently travelled from the uk OK with my camera kit but when checking my carry on bag to return home Guardia Civil in Spain had a melt down over my monopod and were going to not let me fly. however i spoke with my carrier which was EASY to do and they let me check itinto the hold for free. be polite and keep your cool so stuff doesnt get taken.

  6. My best advice is not take your drone on holiday at all, I was flying back home to Mexico from Manchester (15 september 2018) and Thomas Cook Airlines staff told me they do not allow drones on board and that I had to leave my Mavic Pro behind or bin it, in fact they told me ALL AIRLINES in the UK, have banned drones on aircrafts all together, "its all over the internet" they said, but they couldn't show me any documents to back their claims, as "they didn't have internet on their computer. Just to find afterwards that I could, but its your word against theirs at that moment, so as with everything drone related, far too much disinformation, and you always end on the loosing side. So unless you will use your drone comercially , I wouldn't bother.

  7. Great information Dylan, this information is very useful for anyone flying on commercial airlines. Thanks for the updates and safe travels on your projects, how all going well for a very successful trip.

  8. dam I've been wrong Ive been individually.wrapping them in silver foil .in plastic box's .
    on a side note ever considered putting a phanrom pro cam and gim on a custom made quad

  9. I have just returned from Cancun, Mexico via Manchester to Belfast. Mavic Air, controller and 2 batteries in lipo bag all in carry on luggage. I also brought a Samsung gear 360. Passed through all security both ways no questions asked.

  10. funny that they dont mention the total watt hours per person though, so you could take on 4 loose batteries of 100wh giving you a total of 400wh, seems an odd rule to me, they will of course limit you per watt hour in the future, although in the future I dont see there will be any point in taking a drone on holiday because all of the air space below 400 feet will be owned and regulated by commercial drone operators, thats why I am playing around with drones now whilst you still can, safe travels.

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