Ice on blades - UK early morning flight

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  1. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

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    Just took the Mavic out on its first flight on a frosty UK morning (- 2 degrees) and noticed ice on the props after flight.
    The Mavic held solid throughout with not a single glitch.
     

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  2. Crusader

    Crusader Well-Known Member

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    Down the rabbit hole!
    Cool, nice to know the Mavic stands its ground even in these conditions.
    Next DIY, Mavic leading edge deicers :)
     
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    Kilrah Well-Known Member

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    Had some on my race quad's props when flying in freezing fog a couple of years ago, not that much though. That looks like a lot, I doubt a lot more is needed to turn the bird into a rock, you got lucky.

    Maybe looking at the RPM in hover flight could give a useful indication in this case, e.g. land ASAP if it exceeds 7k or so...
     
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