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Flying in the snow

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Regan9172, Dec 27, 2015.

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Regan9172

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    Yes or no

    I understand these phantoms will be working harder in colder conditions etc

    And it would be best to not get them wet...for obvious reasons

    But i would love to get a good video footage of when it snows

    Has anyone done it....pictuters/vidoes (evidence)

    If so any related problems?
    Cheers
     
  2. Buckaye

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    The problem is... snow can get in to the vents and then then the snow melts and shorts out the electronics.
     
  3. 4wd

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    I don't really see the need to risk it when it's actually snowing.
    You video will be rather flat and poorly lit most likely.
    Much better if the sun comes out afterwards?

    'Dry' snow well below freezing will be safer than the wet sticky stuff which could affect the props as well as get inside quicker.
    They will often come in rather wet if you've been near any kind of fog or clouds but it's surely best to avoid getting much moisture coming in through vents and near circuit boards.
    The motors probably won't be much bothered despite being so exposed.
     
  4. msinger

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    When there is snow on the ground? Yes. It's not a good idea to fly while it's snowing though. You don't want any kind of moisture entering your Phantom.
     
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  5. Regan9172

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    Thought as much lol
    For how much they cost i would rather play it safe then
    Thanks very much

    (Yes i was talking about flying whilst snow was falling)

    Ill consider this case closed

    Over and out!
     
  6. FotoGeek

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    Not wile it's showing..that's similar to flying while it's raining. I will fly after a good snow.
     
  7. Dirty Bird

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    I wouldn't fly while it was actively snowing. Aside from moisture entering the aircraft the camera will quickly begin capturing bad images as it is fouled by the flakes.
     
  8. gegetrane

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    I can understand the nice images one can make pointing the camera straight down while snowing... maybe possible under some kind of awning and with a slight angle...
     
  9. Reed L

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    Just push the umbrella button... hmmm :confused: