Professional Flying in Antarctica Help

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Hey,

I might be taking a trip to Antarctica and was wondering if any one has had experience flying here and could give me some tips.

I have heard of some eratic and random behavior from earlier model Phantoms.

Is it too cold?
does the gps work?
do i have to fly in non gps mode?

I am using a phantom 3 professional.
 
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GPS is from satellites orbiting the earth and they do work in the Antarctica. Big issue is to keep battery warm right up to time of flying and to be a good judge of wind in that area. 30 mph winds don't work well with a 23 mph quad goes with wind really fast but can't get it back. Good luck and be warm.
 

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The magnetometer will be the weak link.

They don't work well at the poles.
 
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According to the DJI Phantom 3 Pro manual online. "The Phantom 3 Professional cannot operate within the polar region". It is on page 40.
 
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If you're going on a sea trip you should be fine, as your not going to be within 1,000km of the south pole where some magnetic problems may occur.

Here's a video of a Phantom 2 flying off the Antarctic coast.

 
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