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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by yankee65, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. yankee65

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    So after reading several times about cracked shells what kinda temps are you flying? Or how cold is to cold? It snowed here yesterday but now it's only about 25° out, still ok or no?


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  2. Bigskyflyer

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    Yankee, I live in SW Montana and fly at 10 degrees quite often and have no issues so far.
     
  3. yankee65

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    You guys probably have cookouts in those temps in Montana. Lol


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  4. Bigskyflyer

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    I have been known to barbecue at below zero on occasion.
     
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    Cold weather is bad for batteries and your fingers. If you are flying cold, be sure to update to the 1.6 firmware which has, supposedly, fixed a couple of problems where pushing a cold battery hard caused it the bird to lose power completely.

    Keep your batteries warm by putting them in a pocket or whatever. Don't push the battery - cold weather is not the time to try coming in on a nearly dead battery.
     
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  6. Bigskyflyer

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    I am still on 1.3.20 and have not had issues with my batteries at even colder temps that 10 degrees. I agree completely about upgrading to 1.6 especially if you are on 1.5 currently. I have never had issues with my bird on 1.3.20 so I will stay put for now. I have had my P3 Pro since early May and it has been flawless so far.
     
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    I flew two flights in -11 below 0 today in Ange Fire, NM and had no issues.
     
  8. msinger

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    yankee65, DJI has some good tips for flying in cold weather here and here. All should be fine if you follow their suggestions.