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Avata Processor heats up and Avata shuts itself down. Has anyone had this happen? Seems to occur when the Avata sits for a few minutes without flying. You do get warnings in the goggles about a minute before it shuts down, but I worry this will happen while flying on a hot day?
 
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I've never had this happen I've also never let the drone sit to heat up. Here's the operating temperature per DJI. If you stay in those bounds you should be safe to fly.

Operating Temperature:
  • -10° to 40° C (14° to 104° F)
 

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Avata Processor heats up and Avata shuts itself down. Has anyone had this happen? Seems to occur when the Avata sits for a few minutes without flying. You do get warnings in the goggles about a minute before it shuts down, but I worry this will happen while flying on a hot day?
I had the warning a few times when I first got my Avata. The first time was when I had powered everything up and was going through the pairing and activation process and then just going through the menus to familiarize myself via the goggles. Happened again later when I was again perusing the menus and making changes to various settings. Each time, I had had the drone just sitting idle for several minutes when I got the warning.

As the drone has no internal fan, I believe it is the lack of airflow that causes the overheating if the drone is sitting idle while powered on. Now, I take off and hoover as I make any adjustments and have not received the overheating warning. Not sure about flying on a really hot day, but I think you would still get enough cooling once airborn so long as you stay within the specified ambient temperature limits.
 

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Avata Processor heats up and Avata shuts itself down. Has anyone had this happen? Seems to occur when the Avata sits for a few minutes without flying. You do get warnings in the goggles about a minute before it shuts down, but I worry this will happen while flying on a hot day?
Not surprising, defective, nor unusual for a whoop.

The DJI digital VTX, in particular, overheats easily when sitting still.

Just blow a fan on it while sitting idle. Don't have a fan? turn your furnace off, turn on the furnace fan, set the Avata on a blowing vent.

If you forget to turn your furnace back on, you'll be reminded if it matters 😁
 
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The Mavic Minis also overheat when idle for a while since they also have no fan. The props make for good fans when they're running, so no issues in flight.
 

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Too bad the software won't let you do anything with the motors idling. Maybe, for the Avata at least given the ducts, can add an "Idle Mode" where it spins the props just fast enough to keep the thing from overheating, but if you got your fingers in there, a sting but no injury. 🫣
 

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Documentation I read somewhere (?) said about 10 minutes and it will **** down because of a lack of cooling. It can really interfere with trouble shooting problems on the ground.
 
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Thanks for your replies. I like the idea of having an idle mode that spins the props just fast enough to cool the electronics.
 

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Avata Processor heats up and Avata shuts itself down. Has anyone had this happen? Seems to occur when the Avata sits for a few minutes without flying. You do get warnings in the goggles about a minute before it shuts down, but I worry this will happen while flying on a hot day?
Yes I had it happen on a very low battery return. At about 9% the Drone started to land at the edge of some trees I lost sight of it and it shut down on high temp. It had direct sunlight on it and the ambient was 86F. I did use find my drone and walked right to it. Note: I had to hook my goggles to my iPhone to find my drone
 

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The Mini 3 is the same. No internal fan so BOOM! she goes down! (figuratively speaking). Normal
 

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