What are the precautions to flying in cold weather? How can pilot better interpret flying conditions
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Today’s show is about understanding the Dew Point/Temperature range when performing flights in cold weather and the implications of flying when the 2 metrics are within a 5 degree range.
Our question for today is from Grant who would like to how about conducting flights in the cold weather specifically when the temperature and dew point temperature are within a 5 degree range and what this means to performing a drone flight.
Thank you for the question, Grant. We answer Grant’s question by discussing the importance of dew point in weather and what this means to the weather conditions. We then delve into what could happen to your drone when you plan flights during such conditions. We also briefly touch upon the importance of self heating batteries, discuss the drones that have self heating batteries and why self heating batteries are becoming popular today.
Grant is flying an Autel and we discuss problems that drones like Autel are most likely to face during cold weather flights. Lastly we touch upon the 3.6v rule for batteries and the importance of pilots understanding their drone battery health during flights to perform safe drone operations.
Tune In to this podcast if you are looking to learn more about cold weather implications on your drone flight and learn ways to mitigate the risk of flying in cold weather.
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[01:52] Today’s question on winter flying, dew points and precautions for flights
[04:51] Are splash drones and self heating batteries an option for winter flights especially for ice fishing?
[05:50] When you shouldn’t fly – Dew point vs Temperature range and flights during the cold
[08:15] Understanding the temperature range and what it means for your flight
[10:13] Are self heating batteries essential and which drones have them?
[12:02] What other issues can drones like the Autel face during cold weather flights?
[12:42] Practical steps for a pilot to mitigate drone battery heating issues
[13:23] Why 3.6V rule is critical for understanding your drone battery health and for performing safe flights