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What is the lowest temperature you have successfully flown in?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by breathein, Jan 19, 2016.

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  1. 41 - 35 fahrenheit [5 - 2 celsius]

    21.6%
  2. 34 - 28 fahrenheit [1- (-2) celsius]

    13.6%
  3. 27 - 21 fahrenheit [-3 - (-6) celsius]

    14.8%
  4. 21 - 15 fahrenheit [-7 - (-9) celsius]

    15.9%
  5. 14 - 8 fahrenheit [-10 - (-13) celsius]

    11.4%
  6. 7 - 1 fahrenheit [-14 - (-17) celsius]

    6.8%
  7. 0 - (-6) fahrenheit [-18 - (-21) celsius]

    5.7%
  8. below -7 fahrenheit [-22 celsius]

    10.2%
  1. breathein

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    I am interested in what the lowest temperature people are able to fly their Inspire 1 without having any issues during flight.
     
  2. Droider

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    You may want to know what firmware their on to.
     
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  3. The Editor

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    The DJI Studio Crew flew one in -45C without problems on the shoot for the new Audi SQ5

    At 1:50 you will see the Inspire

     
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    Who uses Farenhenheit? Celsius is international and far more logical. 0C = freezing point of water, 20C is comfortable, >25C is hot, >30C is unbearable, 100C = boiling point of water. Simples!!
     
  5. gruvpix

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    Have flown all of our drones successfully in as low as -28 celsius.
     
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  6. Droider

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    Coldest for me -35 but that was with the WKM and a 450. See DJI nicked my idea for the batteries! Or may be it is just great minds! ;-)

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    Hello,
    How did you make your insulation shield ?
    Thanks
     
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    Is that the Olympus 12mm with Oly lens hood? If so, did you have any issues with the wind effecting the shot with the large lens hood?


    Brian
     
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  9. breathein

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    Did you see the extra insulation they wrapped around the battery?
     
  10. breathein

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    What is WKM and 450?
     

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    Very nice and professional footage ; only what I would dispute is that -45C looks bit different ( at least here in Canada)
     
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    I'd like to know at what temperature the blades become too brittle to trust to fly with.
     
  13. The Editor

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    @Droider - curious to know what's the theory behind putting a Wookong on something as tiny as a 450? :)
     
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    It is a WKM that I got when they first came out. WAY before Naza. I was flying Mikrokopter on my large machines then but wanted to test the WKM. Henece the 450. Its stayed on there to this day and was always used as a test machine for FW. All my commercial machines fly with WKM.
     
  15. The Editor

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    Ah, gotcha. I wondered if it was one you had already.
    I was going to say, bit of overkill otherwise for a 450. :)
     
  16. Droider

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    Fron wet suit neoprene.
     
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    Was thinking that.. in those winds you don't pull your face mask down and do a piece to camera!
     
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    I flew in December when the temp was 34F. There were no apparent issues with the aircraft...but the X3 gimbal seemed to be having a hard time keeping up with the aircraft movements.
     
  19. SRH

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    -15F and it flew fine... I keep the batteries warm, have been easy on the sticks, conservative on flight time, and let the aircraft hover for a few minuets after takeoff. However vision positioning system will not let me enter travel till I let it warm up for a bit...
     
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    I have done a lot of cold weather testing.. Avg when doing testing for cold weather is about 0-20F. I just keep my packs warm and use an ice chest with warmed dry rice. This keeps them about 80f for a good 6-8hours.