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December 5th -9 Celcuis test flight

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by FatTwoTonTony, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. FatTwoTonTony

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    My first cold weather flight and all went perfect but the battery life appears limited. Certainly it was dropping very quickly.

     
  2. Wibble

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    Lovely weather I would happily swop. Great video Tony. I LOVE snow.
    I am very firmly grounded! We are still having 70 - 90 mph winds and torrential rain. Been 3 weeks now and 10 day forecast showing no end to it!!!
    This picture says it all - why do I have to live in the windiest and wettest place grrr!!

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  3. FatTwoTonTony

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    Yah weather been terrible here for flying as well! Seen an opening this morning and went for a quick blast.
     
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    Remember to get a transmitter glove you don't want frostbite!
     
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    I did a number of flights the last few days at -10 F, or -23 C. However I did not observe a significant difference in battery life. At this temperature the battery dropped each time about 68% over 13 minutes. But flying the same route in September when it was much warmer I also dropped about 65% over roughly the same time period.

    So without really digging into the numbers I'd estimate my battery life was only 3-5% less even at -10 F (-23 C).
     
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    Awesome video. I'm a new user, 1 1/2 months now. I've been wondering if I could fly in subzero temps.
     
  7. FatTwoTonTony

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    Hey Blue Skies I am relatively new as well and I have been known to do a few stupid things so please do not believe because I did it that it will be ok lol. Not to suggest you are a follower but I am only saying this as I certainly see flying in clod weather likely increasing the possibilitiy of cracks in the body of the P3. Certainly the dramatic change in temperture would have the increase the risk factor. I have also flown in thick fog/ drizzle and light rain lol

     
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    ...not much video editing I see...:D:D:D
    Nice places and nice weather (apart fo the cold)!