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Cold Weather Flying

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Skyler, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Skyler

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    Hey guys as cold weather approaches is there any flying issues? This will be my first winter flying. I know the air will be more dense. Any temps to cold or good as long as the operator can take i
     
  2. MichelDrone

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    Batteries do not last very long. Plastic/vinyl gets to be very brittle in the cold. The shell could easily be damaged in cold temperature. Propellers will also be very brittle.
    I read somewhere that the GPS sensor will cease to function at -10C. (to be confirmed) and you may want to have one of these for your hands:
    Turnigy Transmitter Glove (2.4Ghz/Neckstrap Ready)
     
  3. Skyler

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    Thanks Michel. Just another reason to wish for a mild winter !!!!
     
  4. Mark The Droner

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    My understanding is it's probably not a good idea to run your craft when air temp is below freezing. Comments?
     
  5. toorboy

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    I flew my fc40 all last winter sometimes in -10c no problems. but I do not want hastles with p3p
    because its gonna be its first winter but the shots
    of snow in the glens would be a bonus