Anyone in Ottawa?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by TaCtIkX, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. TaCtIkX

    TaCtIkX Member

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    Just curious who else is out flying around in -18 Degrees!

    Cheers,

    Michael
     
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  2. Harvest Crunch

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    I haven't been flying in this cold weather but I am in Ottawa yeah!
     
  3. Wenchtram

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    Here's a shot taken while flying at Mer Bleue Bog this past weekend. Quite chilly on the hands!
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    I was there doing my first flight last week. Great spot!
     
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    Look for cruising off duty on YouTube. He is from Ottawa and seems like a class act. You might even get a chance to fly together.
     
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    Thanks for that recommendation. I looked him up and watched a couple of his videos and subscribed.
     
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  7. fschilder

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    Ottawa here also
     
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    Upper Ottawa Valley chiming in! Any UAV pilots up this way interested in doing some flying sound off! Yeah it's a bit chilly and wintery but that ain't gonna stop us!
     
  9. TaCtIkX

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    With all these Ottawa area pilots I think we'll need to skin our drones to tell them apart!

    ;)
     
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    Haven't been out when it is that cold but I have been out as low as -5, mostly though because the iPhone sucks in cold weather and you are likely to lose it after about five minutes in anything below 0 or -1. I think the drone is more dependable although specs so -10 is the low limit.
     
  11. Wenchtram

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    For what it's worth, I've been out in much colder than -10... didn't track precisely, but guessing at least -18C or lower. From what I've read in other threads, posts, and YouTube videos on the subject, the most important thing is to keep your batteries warm until you're actually in-flight. Also, be careful in high humidity/very cold. I found ice buildup on the leading edges of my rotors after a short flight on that occasion; I'm lucky that that didn't end up much worse.
     
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    Out in Stittsville here - "Cruising Off Duty" said he may try and put together a meetup this spring. He'll announce on his facebook page.
     
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