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Yes, you can fly in the cold.

jwt873

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Not to be outdone....

This morning it was -33C (-27F). I made a 23 minute flight covering 5.4Km or 3.37 miles. I took off with a battery temperature of 22.2C. After 15 minutes the battery temps had risen to 25.3C.

I live in the country. I have a heated garage with a large picture window overlooking a field so I can fly in the warm and watch out the window. (I doubt my iPad or my bare fingers would have lasted 23 minutes at -33C ) :)

So as LBC970 says.. You can fly in the cold..
 

LBC970

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#5
Not to be outdone....

This morning it was -33C (-27F). I made a 23 minute flight covering 5.4Km or 3.37 miles. I took off with a battery temperature of 22.2C. After 15 minutes the battery temps had risen to 25.3C.

I live in the country. I have a heated garage with a large picture window overlooking a field so I can fly in the warm and watch out the window. (I doubt my iPad or my bare fingers would have lasted 23 minutes at -33C ) :)

So as LBC970 says.. You can fly in the cold..
We can't all live in the frozen north!

When I worked in Deadhorse we had a 3 day stretch of -50* F. Nobody was aloud outside, the equipment and vehicles all froze up, it was crazy.
 

jwt873

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The worst I've been in is -42C or -43F.. Not all that bad if you dress properly. The only thing I hate about it is that every time your eyes tear up from the cold, your eyelashes freeze together when you blink :)
 

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I was working at -50 once and it was terrible. Nothing works correct and steel becomes very brittle . Now that I’m old I would quit before running a piece of equipment by my self in those temps . One hiccup and you can freeze to death . You can take a gallon of hot water and toss it in the air and not one drop comes down . You get ice fog and snow .
No thanks
 

SteveCA

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Yes you can and if you don’t have a picture window, fly from inside your car. it works great! I’ve been doing it ever since occusync came out on the Mavic Pro. The Phantom 4, well that’s another story.
 

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