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Flying in winter below 0 celsius

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Miika, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Miika

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    The winter is coming and weather is getting colder... atleast here in Finland.

    The company where I bought my Phantom told that I could fly in up to -10c. One guy said that he has tried to fly below -20c with success. Although the battery life is bit low when temperatures start decline.

    Questions
    -Any experience flying below 0c ?
    -What kind of issues might come up when flying below 0c?
    -How about flying wiht a gimbal and a naked GoPro? This is something I'm willing to avoid, because flying naked GoPro at -10c makes me worried.
     
  2. oldengineer

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    ...DJI recommend that you add some masking or sticky tape over the vent holes to allow the IMU to warm up.
     
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  3. LJ35

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    If you can keep your Phantom, TX, and batteries in a warm vehicle or building until the very moment you walk out to connect the battery and fly, I think you would be OK. Once you get your home position set and green flashes, the operation of the ESCs and battery would keep the inside warm enough during flight. You may have to restrict some of the vents to better regulate the temperature inside the craft.