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Rubber Band for Battery

edkrisiak

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Does anyone feel it is necessary to use a rubber band as a secondary security measure to hold the battery in place?
 

Spark 317

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There was a report(s) of batteries falling off mid flight a long time ago and I jumped on the band wagon to protect my investment.

I occasionally use the rubber O ring trick because the battery strap that I purchased interfered with the prop guards.

I like flying with the guards as it's easier to see and i have a place to attach my strobes.

I do the Plug 'n Tug on each battery change and never had a problem with them coming off.

I have 9 batteries of the old design and no problems with any of them since 2017 and lately I've been flying strapless.

Feels invigorating. 😁
 

Linky

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Agree with Spark 317.
Double check when fitting new battery, hear the click, then give a gentle tug.
Think that will do the trick. Safe flying.
No one will say, I crashed my spark because I was in a rush and did not check the battery connection.
 

Andre Levite

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It's a pretty safe bet that Spark 2.0 will have a top-loading battery (like the Mavic Pro) or slot-loading (like the Tello). DJI is aware of the issue and needs to reassure consumers that it's completely fixed.

I heard the engineer that designed the Spark's current battery mechanism is working the fryer at McDonald's now. And the guy who approved the original tiny locking tabs mysteriously disappeared.
 

edkrisiak

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Thank you for all of the comments. I will tug and go ... Sounds randy *LOL* Thank you for taking time to comment:)
 
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