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I love this little bird, flying @ -5 = -20c With Picture

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by IflyinWY, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. IflyinWY

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    I have yet to chill the Phantom and/or batteries to that temp prior to flight. My fingers, yes, the phantom, no. I leave it in the heated vehicle prior to flight. Pull it out, plug it in, and get my 40 greens within a minute, thank goodness. Pops off the ground with ease and heads off into the sunset like a fart in a windstorm.

    Saturday I was checking out a herd of Elk, about 300 (there's only about 50 in the picture and they are far off), and it was so freaking cold. When I started flying it was about 6 degrees, -14c, and there were no noticeable issues. Took off, nicely and cruised like a champ. Sound carries a great deal farther in dense air. But then again, when it's that cold, I pull the ears down on my hat so I can't hear it anyway.

    Whole point of the post... The Phantom FC40 will fly just fine at temps below 0 F/-20c. Tickles me pink. I got months of this crap to live with :cry:





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  2. SanCap

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    Re: I love this little bird, it'll fly at 5 below zero = -20

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    Where are the Elk pichers!!!
     
  3. IflyinWY

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    Re: I love this little bird, it'll fly at 5 below zero = -20

    Eeek jimandsue60, that picture is worth a thousand words :lol:

    Here ya go, this is a herd of about 50 center/high in the frame. 2 hunters left of center, this is as close as I got.
     

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    Re: I love this little bird, it'll fly at 5 below zero = -20

    You make me miss Montana, but I think I would be flying waypoints while sitting in the truck :lol:
     
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    Re: I love this little bird, it'll fly at 5 below zero = -20

    Nice, I used to live in Steamboat Springs, Co. and miss seeing all the elk herds.