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Purpose of Onboard Mini SD card

amctr

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What is the purpose of the onboard mini sd card for the X Star? Is it like a flight recorder?

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It's where the X-Star stores photos and video files.
 

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Sorry, I should have clarified. I know the sd card on the camera gimbal does that, but what about the sd card slot on the actual drone body.
 

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Oh ok, sorry about that. Are you talking about the USB port? I do not see an SD card slot on the body but there is a USB port which I don't think allows for customers to utilize for anything. It might be for factory or technical support use but I'm not sure.
 

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ya theres no SD port on the actual drone body. There is a USB port though which has a purpose i do not know the answers too lol
 

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Some fun information: there is a micro SD card inside the X-star pictured in this post.

As you suspected, amctr, this likely stores flight data which can be accessed/downloaded to a computer via the Micro USB port on the X-Star body. Not sure I'd ever bother trying to download this information but it could be useful to Autel, the FAA, or the curious :)
 
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Autel did confirm with me that the USB Port on the body is for diagnostics purposes, primarily by Autel if the drone is having issues.
 
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ya theres no SD port on the actual drone body. There is a USB port though which has a purpose i do not know the answers too lol
The usb on the gimble I use to download to computer, don't need to remove card
 

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