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DJI Advises Customers To Fly With Caution When Using TB50 And TB55 Batteries In Drones

By admin In UAV News

01

Nov
2018

DJI Advises Customers To Fly With Caution When Using TB50 And TB55 Batteries In Drones

DJI Investigating Cause Of Small Number Of Batteries Reporting Incorrect Power Levels

DJI is investigating reports that a small number of TB50 and TB55 batteries have shown incorrect power levels that have led to loss of power mid-flight. Flight safety and product reliability are our top priorities, and we are advising customers to fly with caution when operating their drones equipped with these batteries. In addition, DJI is working on a firmware update that will provide improvements to flight safety for the affected drones.

DJI strongly advises customers to strictly follow regulations that are designed to mitigate the risk of a power failure, including U.S. Federal Aviation Administration prohibitions against flight over people and vehicles, and the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority’s offset requirements from people and property. Do not operate over, or in close proximity to, people or property that could be injured or damaged in the event of a power loss. Customers performing non-essential operations may also choose to delay those operations until we are able to provide more information.

DJI is taking this step out of an abundance of caution, and we are urgently working on a mitigation plan to allow customers to confidently use these batteries again as soon as possible. DJI is working on a firmware update for the affected batteries which will provide improvements to flight safety and be made available in the coming weeks. DJI will promptly update customers on the status of these efforts.

In the meantime, customers are advised to check the voltage of their TB50 or TB55 batteries before and during the flight. Instructions can be found below.*

TB55 batteries are used to power the Matrice 200 series of professional drones, while TB50 batteries are used to power the Matrice 200 series and Inspire 2 drones. A small number of customers have reported mid-air power failures while using TB55 batteries, which share similar power management firmware with the TB50. DJI is working with our battery supplier, which developed the power management algorithm for those batteries, to determine the underlying cause of those failures and develop a solution for them.

DJI is reviewing all recent reports of power problems that may be connected to this issue. Any customer who believes he or she may have experienced a related power problem involving the TB50 or TB55 battery should contact DJI customer service at dji.com/support to report the issue.

*Instructions before and during flight:

1. Fully charge the battery according to the indicator on the charger, not the indicator on the battery itself

2. Insert the battery in the drone, power on and check in the app that the voltage is above 4.25V (fully charged)

3. During flight, continue to monitor the voltage of the battery in the battery submenu of the app at all times andensure it is above 3.7V

4. Plan your flight so as to end the operation and land with at least 3.7V indicated (approximately 30% of full charge)

5. Reminder: Keep the flight within visual line of sight (VLOS) to support a safe return to home

6. Do not fly over people, moving vehicles, or other property that is susceptible to damage

Published at Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:33:48 +0000

{articles|100|campaign}Terra Drone Expands into African Market

Terra Drone Corporation (SHIBUYA-KU TOKYO CEO Toru Tokushige following as Terra Drone) established a new branch in South Africa specializing in drone solutions for underground and surface mining. Terra Drone is a leading global commercial drone technology company focused on providing cutting-edge, smart-mining solutions, which improve safety, reduce down-time, reduce costs, and increase the quality of data so better business decisions can be made. Finally, Terra Drone aims at further development of drone technology throughout the South African industry.

South Africa, which was once one of the world’s largest gold producers, has recently been sluggish and fell to the world’s 8th largest gold producer due to reduced mining output and the notable rise of production in other countries. Furthermore, the necessity to improve safety protocols is evident as frequent collapses and deadly accidents continue to occur in mining operations.

In order to solve these problems, Terra Drone’s South Africa branch will provide a total smart-mining solution using our industry-leading drone and software technology providing one of the world’s first underground drone solutions. With regard to the utilization of underground drones, it is generally very difficult to adapt to the dark and narrow environments due to the confined space and lack of GPS signals that drones typically use to navigate. In addition, the mines are often times very difficult to access and may be dangerous for humans to enter at all. Until recently, available drone technology was limited because of these factors, however, Terra Drone has already started offering unique underground drone solutions with the use of innovative and ground-breaking technologies developed by one of our group companies, Inkonova AB.

“Our new headquarters can contribute to solving problems through the creation of new employment in South Africa, reduction of human injury due to the improvement of safety, and cost-effective solutions by increasing data accuracy and speed of data collection and delivery. Additionally, we are aiming to deploy not only to the Republic of South Africa but also throughout the whole of Africa, which has a population of over 1.2 billion people. We are planning to release safe and high-quality technologies from Africa to the rest of the world.” said Toru Tokushsige founder and CEO of Terra Drone.

Terra Drone Corporation 

Terra Drone is a leading global commercial drone technology company and has 10 subsidiaries in Japan, APAC, EU, Africa, North America, and South America. Terra Drone mainly focuses on Mining, Construction, Energy Utility, and Oil & Gas applications. For these industries, we provide turn-key packages including cutting-edge hardware, software, service on site, and UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management).

Our group company, Terra Motors, manufactures and sells innovative electric two wheelers and three wheelers throughout Asia. Sales figures are above 30,000 unit  per year.

For more information, visit https://www.terra-drone.net/en/

Published at Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:18:48 +0000

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