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Cold weather flying

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Steve J Miller, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Steve J Miller

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    I just received my P3A a couple weeks ago and living in WNY the weather hasnt been cooperating to be able to fly.

    I was finally able to get it out yesterday but as it was my 1st flight I kept it brief and did not fly it far at all. It was 45f and overcast.

    The weather for the next couple weeks looks cold (btwn 20 & 32 degrees Fahrenheit) I see in the manual not to fly below 32 but I know the recent firmware update addressed some of the issues. I was wondering if it is ok to fly above 20F/-7C ?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Steve J Miller

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    Sorry - wrong forum - didnt know how to delete so I re posted in the area for P3A
     
  3. Jay H

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    I've only flown a few times in under 32 degrees F. i warm up my battery before hand and i hover for like a minute before going on with my flight and havent had any issues. Also, i try not to go full throttle.
     
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  4. P.Lindblom

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    The lowest temperature I've used my P3S in is -15°C (5°F). The Phantom performed flawlessly, but my fingers weren't too happy after that flight.
     
  5. theDoc007

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    I live in Vermont and have flown a few times in temps ranging from 15-35 F. While light snowing a few times, flying up to 150 ft for about 5 - 10 min flights. It does seem the second 1/2 of the battery seems to go quicker than the first.
     

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