What's the coldest Wx you would fly in??

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I've flown in as cold as -20C, just acclimatize the aircraft to outside while you keep you batteries warm in your house/vehicle, and put them in as soon as you're ready to start flying.
 
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I’ve flown in weather as cold as -25C. Would have no problems in weather even colder. At cold temps beyond -30C, wind chill becomes a serious factor as any exposed skin will freeze in seconds so the risk of getting frost bite is high.

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I’ve flown in weather as cold as -25C. Would have no problems in weather even colder. At cold temps beyond -30C, wind chill becomes a serious factor as any exposed skin will freeze in seconds so the risk of getting frost bite is high.

Chris
I usually fly from inside my truck anyways, can see the screen better and a lot easier on the fingers..
 
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About the coldest I've flown is ~ -25C ..... as another says - its the wind chill that gets you if not careful.

My P3P is IMU calibrated at -10C and I have warmsack for my batterys ... so it means I have minimal delay to actually initialise and fly. No need to hover after take-off ...

I do keep my flights to less than 15 mins though ... not because of battery ... I can still do 18mins or more ... but because of ME !!
 
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Last year I did two 8 - 10 min Litchi missions @ 400 ft. Surface temp was -14C. I was sitting in the comfort of my warm car. I had plenty of battery left after each flight. Those flights were in thew wilderness and there was nothing at risk.
 
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Don't care how cold it is! My Titan Drones external antenna is the secret!! :)
 

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I've shot some footage in NH's White Mountains last year at -13F (-25C). No issues whatsoever.

 

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Quickie question ...

'Osmosis' ............. do you have a GRP Boat by any chance ? Its the name Osmosis that triggers that question ...
 
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Thanks everyone for the info. you shared. Have not flown yet this year and the temps. here in Wisc., have been pretty mild, as of late. Again, thanks! H.P.:cool:
 

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