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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by clipshot62, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. clipshot62

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    I'm from south florida and will be heading to Park City UT for several days over the holidays. What are the limitations of flying in cold weather if any. Thanks.
     
  2. msinger

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    Some things to consider:

    • Your phone/tablet might lock up and/or shut off if operated at an extended period of time below 32F.
    • The batteries won't last as long, so consider bringing your Phantom back a little soon than usual.
    • You might want to invest in gloves that allow your fingertips to be exposed as needed. Like these:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005L3 ... Z3JBQCOGYB
     
  3. clipshot62

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    Thanks so much for the advice - The bird should be ok?
     
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    I've flown mine a few times around 32F without any trouble. Well, other than my hands were freezing :D
     
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    Good deal - Sounds like its a go then!
     
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    I just flew at 17 deg F and climbed over 500ft. Battery lasted about 12 minutes which is what I usually get when it is cold. No problem with P2V+ or iPhone 6.
     
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    Bring a lens cloth and make sure to wipe the lens. Going from warm to cold could fog over the lens initially. Don't want that!
     
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    Going from warm to cold is usually fine, going from cold to warm causes condensation on the lens. ;)
     
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    Watch out for the yellow snow!

    (As a Zappa Fan I feel compelled to say that :lol: )
     
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    Lol thanks v much for some good advice