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Flying my drone in -7C temperatures

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posted on Feb, 6 2022 @ 02:28 PM
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Hello ATS!

Its just been too cold to fly lately. You risk propellers shattering in mid flight. You could have wonky vibrations due to the frame being too cold. That and flying over snow is almost the same as flying over water. A crash could easily result in a short. Which mean $$$ rebuild. But its been long enough. I dusted off my gear and took out one of my favorite builds!

Video is in real time. Nothing is sped up. The temperature was -7C at the recording of this flight. Probably the coldest Ive ever flown in the 5 years Ive been flying.

I hope you enjoy the flight!










posted on Feb, 6 2022 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: Triton1128

That is pretty darn cool. Thanks for sharing!



posted on Feb, 6 2022 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: Triton1128

Well now I know mine will work in the cold too.

Nice music to go with that video you got.


Edit:
Can't fly at the moment, unless DJI has a jailbreak code. Seems DJI is banned at the moment.
edit on 6-2-2022 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 6 2022 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: Triton1128

Nice timing with the music at the beginning, as always a pleasure to watch.




posted on Feb, 6 2022 @ 08:08 PM
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Did you notice any signicant reduction in flight time due to the batteries?



posted on Feb, 7 2022 @ 08:42 AM
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originally posted by: AutomateThis1v2
Did you notice any signicant reduction in flight time due to the batteries?


I went into it expecting to get a reduced flight time. But surprisingly, my battery came down warm as usual. I guess the 90A I'm pulling during flight warms up the battery enough to counter the cold. My flight times ended up being on par with my summer flights.

25v - 6S Lipo battery (avg.)
89A - recorded during flight (max current)

25x89 = 2,225W (watts)

Pretty much a ball of energy flying around hahah



posted on Feb, 7 2022 @ 06:14 PM
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originally posted by: Triton1128





89A - recorded during flight (max current)


25x89 = 2,225W (watts)

Pretty much a ball of energy flying around hahah
Omg I've never looked into drones and power, but I genuinely went "wow" in my head reading that 89Amps!!!
Fantastic movie as well, thanks for sharing...and yep, I'm jealous as #!

edit on 7-2-2022 by Penhulahoop because: Messed up quote thing, confused now lol



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