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Flying below freezing

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Marty Doucette, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Marty Doucette

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    I have a customer's request to fly this weekend in Michigan. The daytime high is expected to be just above 32°. Assuming that I keep the batteries warm prior to flying, what limitations might I encounter?
     
  2. msinger

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    Check out DJI's recommendations here and here. And, then go pick up a nice pair of flying gloves :)
     
  3. Marty Doucette

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    Wonderful suggestions. I'm really encouraged that I can get this done without significant risk (following the advice you provided). Thanks!
     
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    I flew all winter in -20C to +5C. Most flights 15-18 minutes and probably around -10C for a rough average, with no issues other than taking it easy on multiple stick inputs in order not to drop voltage drastically.
     
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    I live in northern Ohio.

    Flew all winter long as long as the temp was above 20 F.

    Be sure to keep your batteries warm. I kept them in a soft cooler with a hothands hand warmer until needed.

    I always brought her back around 35% because the cold can affect the battery
     
  6. Marty Doucette

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    Thanks much. Good advice