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Mavic Air 2 Cold Weather Flight Test - It Wouldn't Fly!
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DAFlys
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Suren
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Thanks for sharing
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MisterFrag
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To me the outcome isn’t at all surprising. Cold temperatures affect the battery’s ability to deliver power, and a insufficient output voltage probably will get reported as a battery installation error. Even if you are able to take off, flight time will be drastically reduced. Other electronics are similarly affected, from cameras to flashlights to laptops.

If you must fly in cold weather, keep the battery warm and install it just prior to taking off.
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Hello there DAFlys. Thank you for sharing this interesting video you've found here in DJI Forum. Please be advised that the DJI Mavic Air 2 has an operating temperature of 14° to 104° F (-10° to 40° C). For us to prevent any issues during the flight, we recommend for the unit being flown on areas within the operating temperature range. Thank you for understanding and support.
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DAFlys
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Suren Posted at 10-24 11:24
Thanks for sharing

You're very welcome.
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Mortensldk
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Thanks for sharing!
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A J
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Thanks for sharing mate - great tips! Interesting to see that the MA2 battery needs to be above 0c to even take off.
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MisterFrag Posted at 10-24 20:46
To me the outcome isn’t at all surprising. Cold temperatures affect the battery’s ability to deliver power, and a insufficient output voltage probably will get reported as a battery installation error. Even if you are able to take off, flight time will be drastically reduced. Other electronics are similarly affected, from cameras to flashlights to laptops.

If you must fly in cold weather, keep the battery warm and install it just prior to taking off.

Very true! It is good practice for all RC modellers to keep batteries, remotes and phones in warm poket as long as possible during winter events. And batteries need to be dry and at room temperature prior to recharging...
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Blériot53
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Glad he's out there freezing to death bringing us the results, and not me trying it for myself.
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Woe
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Another good find.
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Raydog9379
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Why not bring it back inside after flying? Is that to just let it cool down the battery and motors on its own, so it's not too big of a shock in temp? Though wouldn't it already be a big shock from warm battery and motors to cool down in colder temps?
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Montfrooij
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I would not do it.
(but why did he?)
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DAFlys Posted at 10-25 00:55
You're very welcome.

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