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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by clipshot62, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. clipshot62

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    I'm from south florida and will be heading to Park City UT for several days over the holidays. What are the limitations of flying in cold weather if any. Thanks.
     
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    Some things to consider:

    • Your phone/tablet might lock up and/or shut off if operated at an extended period of time below 32F.
    • The batteries won't last as long, so consider bringing your Phantom back a little soon than usual.
    • You might want to invest in gloves that allow your fingertips to be exposed as needed. Like these:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005L3 ... Z3JBQCOGYB
     
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    Thanks so much for the advice - The bird should be ok?
     
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    I've flown mine a few times around 32F without any trouble. Well, other than my hands were freezing :D
     
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    Good deal - Sounds like its a go then!
     
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    I just flew at 17 deg F and climbed over 500ft. Battery lasted about 12 minutes which is what I usually get when it is cold. No problem with P2V+ or iPhone 6.
     
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    Bring a lens cloth and make sure to wipe the lens. Going from warm to cold could fog over the lens initially. Don't want that!
     
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    Going from warm to cold is usually fine, going from cold to warm causes condensation on the lens. ;)
     
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    Watch out for the yellow snow!

    (As a Zappa Fan I feel compelled to say that :lol: )
     
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    Lol thanks v much for some good advice
     
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