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Flying my Phantom 2 Vision at -5 Degrees Below Zero

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Qwadjok, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Qwadjok

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    I flew my Phantom 2 Vision at -5 degrees yesterday. It worked perfectly. My Samsung Galaxy 3 however, lasted just a few minutes before it froze up. My P2V was also very stable in a 10 MPH wind. Held its position very well as you can see. :D

    This was taken December 7th, 2013 at sunset in Minnesota area code 952 with a 10 mph west wind.

    Burrrrr...
     

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  2. kenskid

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    I won't get that chance here in Louisiana.



     
  3. iDrone

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    Bwahahahaha! -5°!!! (burrrr) I guess it doesn't matter whether that's -°C or -°F that's just too cold!

    iDrone :shock:
     
  4. Migmon

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    Nice here's me today at 20 degrees F. http://youtu.be/WEPXOoYqNjg

    I had one hand gloved and the other unloved to work the camera and I froze! Haha
     
  5. W.A.R.

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    Are there any temperatures one should not risk flying the craft at?

    Obviously one has to question the mental stability of someone wanting to venture out to fly when it's -30 C out, but -5 F (around -20 C) is getting close.

    I ask because it's bloody cold here in Alberta right now and I'm definitely a bit of a loon who would go out! :p
     
  6. Pull_Up

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    DJI's own specs say the operating window is between +50C and -10C. Anything outside that an you're on your own if it goes pop! I would avoid such low temps if there is a lot of moisture about, though. However the lipo gives out a fair amount of heat whilst its in flight, so that will help to keep the internals warmer than ambient. In fact a freshly depleted lipo makes an excellent hand warmer after a cold flight!!