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Hot weather flying..Arizona

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Jimmykjimmy, May 12, 2016.

  1. Jimmykjimmy

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    Well summer is almost upon us. I normally fly before sundown. The temps here can be pretty high at that time..85-95F. I know the batteries will not charge above 104, but what happens when you try to fly in the aforementioned temps?
    Any experience, thanks.
     
  2. DesertWindAero

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    When flying in hot weather like that, I keep unused batteries (I have 12) in my running vehicle with the A/C on full blast, so I am able to start off each flight with a fully-charged, cool battery. Haven't experienced any problems.
     
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    If you use an iPad it might not be too happy...
     
  4. Jlarcher

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    iPad Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C) I use ice packs to reduce the temp between flights
     
  5. Charles.mabry

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    95? What part of Az?
     
  6. Jimmykjimmy

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    Here's a recent healthy drone battery analysis on a recent flight. The battery was kept at ambient temp ~80 deg. The temp outside was between 83-87. This was the third flight with the same battery, not long because the battery was close to 30%. Everything went well, but if I were to use another battery it would have been in a cooler to make sure it didn't get too hot. This battery is relatively new. So this would appear to be slightly over the recommended 48C.



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