Not the best time for distance records?

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Hey all

In September i used to push the distance limits on my p3a. The furthest i got was 4.6km in an open field.
After i sisnt fly for a while. But a goal to hit 5km range is still there.

But since its cold season now, around -1 c, i am thinking, should i wait for a bit warmer weather? Since in cold weather battery life is shorter?

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Hey all

In September i used to push the distance limits on my p3a. The furthest i got was 4.6km in an open field.
After i sisnt fly for a while. But a goal to hit 5km range is still there.

But since its cold season now, around -1 c, i am thinking, should i wait for a bit warmer weather? Since in cold weather battery life is shorter?

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Yes, you should. Whilst I would fly in low temps, I would be cautious about flying great distances, but that's just me; Li-Po batteries do not operate efficiently in cold weather.
 
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without a gps locator I wouldn't. With one, I would still creep up on it over a few flights.
But if you have a nice tree line to stop it from going past 5km....
 
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it's very hard to determine (even for Phantom's "Smart RTH") the point, where you should start going back, because battery could behave differently in 100% - 60% and differently in 60% - 20%
so, as guys wrote, it's not good idea for long distance flights in cold weather
 
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