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Night flight/ and cold temps

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Simmsy, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Simmsy

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    hey all, I'm wanting to do a night flight this evening. However is quite cold around 0-1'C
    Would it still be OK to fly the drone, taking into consideration previous battery issues?
     
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  2. Skywalker

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    Let us know how it goes.
     
  3. neven

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    Fw 1.6, full battery, proper warmup and you are GTG


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  4. mcphipps

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    Remember this, electronics don't take too well to heat, and the same goes for extreme cold. I don't know what kind of components DJI uses but unless they are Military grade they will be effected by the cold as well as hotter temps. I am not saying that you shouldn't fly. Just saying that be careful, and take note how your bird operates. I had mine out yesterday and it seemed to operate a tad bit sluggish at 12 degrees F outside. I did not take too far out because of the cold. I would be curious to know how yours does. There are others here that regularly fly in the cold with no problems. I just know through experience that electronics will act strange at extreme temps one way or the other.
     
  5. doomclam

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    I've flown in way colder temps and never noticed a problem. If you're nervous, warm her up inside before going out and keep her low and slow until you're comfortable.
     
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  6. Simmsy

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    Was all good, got some good footage too
     
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    Hey mate, it was fine only took her out about 2500ft but operated fine.
     
  8. mcphipps

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    Awesome. Glad to hear it. Maybe they used good quality parts. I would think they did, because of the cost of these things. I work with industrial electronics on a daily basis. This is why I said what I said. I could have been imagining things when I said mine was a bit sluggish. Could have been looking at something that I always had going on too. I'm old. That's my excuse....lol