We all want longer flight time and longer battery life, right? I put this thread together to help with things I didn't know when I began flying. Hopefully you will find this useful. Our LiPo batteries are better then other batteries because they have better energy to weight ratio. They maintain a higher voltage under load plus have quicker acceleration. You can actually get more performance out of a LiPo battery. To do this, you'll need to optimize the starting temp before flight. The LiPo batteries has a "ideal output temperature" of 100°F (38°C). The internal resistance is at its lowest when they are ran with a starting temps of around 100°F (38°C). With that starting temp, the battery gets it's best voltage under load and the least amount of heat built up during flight. A battery at a temp less then 50°F (10°C) ( and colder) can show noticeably poorer performance until it warms up with use. In the winter time or in cold climates, it’s best to store your battery in a heated indoor living area. For outdoor use in cold climates, you should pre-warm your batteries to 90-100°F (32-38°C) before using them. But remember, 140°F (60°C) is the maximum safe temp, and the batteries temp will increase when it is used...so be careful not to pre-warm a battery too much. Btw, it makes little difference what temp it is at when you are charging the battery, except when extreme cold which may allow the battery to overcharge, or if it’s over 140°F (60°C) which could end the life of your battery. Another thing to know about is the 80% rule with LiPo batteries. It's not a good idea to fly when the battery is 20% and below. Doing so shortens the life span says the LiPo experts. And lastly, when the temps are below the freezing point, it is very beneficial to tape off all air vents on the P3. Again, this will help bring the temp up for better performance, and also help keep all internals from the brittle cold. As mentioned....Hope this helps!