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cold weather affects

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by dutch, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. dutch

    Nov 30, 2014
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    Upstate NY
    during a beautiful sunset cruise last nite, i had an issue at the end of
    the flight with my android phone.
    I had flown for 10 mins or so, taken some video and stills
    of a beautiful sunset.
    temps were in the low 20's, not to mention my fingers were getting cold!

    just as i ended my flight, and did a hand landing (2nd one!), my
    cell phone shut down, as if the battery had died. the flight went
    flawlessly, i basically went straight up to get video of the sunset,
    and came back down. my though is that the phone got cold and
    being almost 2 years old, it's battery may not be as good as it once was,
    and the phone didn't take to the cold very well and after 10 mins or so
    it shut down. could be a problem if i had ventured further away with the
    phantom, and lost my "eyes".
    it sounds like i am going to need to get out of phantom mode sooner
    instead of later, so i have homelock and courselock available, although
    i guess switching off the tx would instill a return to home.
    has anybody else had their phone die while in flight?
    would you say the android app is battery intensive?
  2. saao

    Aug 17, 2014
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    I have been through this once and my quad was 8000 feet away from me man was it nerve racking I just shut my controller and waited their are times when if ur fpv connection is lost it connects to your house wifi etc and for a long period it doesn't connect back u have to manually connect back. So know I forget all wifi if I am flying from home and I make sure I have enough battery in my phone
  3. MapMaker53

    Aug 17, 2014
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    Long Island, NY
    We've had the liquid displays of tablets suddenly go dark when used for field work in very cold weather at my company after being outdoors for a length of time.