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Tips for flying Multirotors in Winter Temperatures

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dronecamps, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. dronecamps

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    BABY it's cold outside! ~ Tips for Multirotor Pilots

    See how colder temps affect your multi rotor, flight controllers, lipo batteries, and props.
    Great tips on keeping your systems up and running during cold weather. Your friends at Drone Camps RC.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLiYMrQkL-g
     
  2. Fyod

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    Have you actually tried to discharge a battery by running propless motors? It would take a loooong time to discharge. Also, if there's a video transmitter on the rig, it's not getting sufficient cooling. Bad idea. Discharging a lipo to 8% and storing it with that charge is not a good idea!! Basic stuff guys...
     
  3. Old Gazer

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  4. un hombre

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    Yep, it takes a long time, even with props on.

    By the way, I am not sure if running motors without props for longer period of time is a good idea. Props cool motors and give certain load, which is important if you ask me.
     
  5. pilsburypie

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    Managed to watch the first 5 minutes and learned that if I'm going outside in the cold to fly to take a nice coat and a scarf and to cut my gloves up.

    Invaluable. Surprised I've lasted this many winters......