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fisk33
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FedEx just returned my P3P after TWO trips to California to the DJI repair facility.  I cant wait to get home and see if they managed to get it right this time.  It's currently 23 degrees in Indianapolis.  Is there any problem taking it out for a little spin to see if it works?   Or is that too cold?  
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nrgwise
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Make sure your battery is warm.  Take off and hover for a minute or two to let it warm up before any heavy stick application.  Expect shorter flight time due to cold.
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jonnied2010
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Keep the battery warm before you go out and fly and you will be ok.
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jonnied2010 Posted at 2016-2-13 04:01
Keep the battery warm before you go out and fly and you will be ok.

Thanks for the replies.  Nothing big, I just want to make sure it actually flies.      It's been down for two months so I'm glad to have it back and hopefully working.  
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microcyb
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I have flown in negative 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 Celsius) and still goes well.  granted, your hands get cold, but the drone fly's on.
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Kneepuck
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If I were to go out in that temp,  I would not be able to fly because I would look like the Michelin Man with so many layers of clothes on.  My arms would stick straight out to my sides and I would not be able to hold the controller.  My hat is off to you for even trying.  But then,  I live in southern California.  Maybe that is why I left New York.  So hard to remember anymore.....
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QuadBart
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Flown many times with the temps  low 20s (F).   Hadn't had any issues.  I'm sure battery life was shorter but I didn't check duration to see... But no issues...
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Jkeller84
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I am down in Bloomington and I am not having any trouble. Should be good to go.
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Username Here
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I'm in Terre Haute and other then my fingers getting cold, I've been flying through out the winter.
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mcphipps900
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I am north of all of you. Wheatfield Indiana.
Just had mine out for a spin. 19 degrees.
Flew just fine.
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Kneepuck
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No wonder you wear that funny hat.  It's probably full of insulation and a thermos of brandy.
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Naza-PA
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Do not fly on old firmware when it is cold or it can just shutoff and drop dead during flight. Only FW 1.6 has battery fix for cold weather.
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mcphipps900
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Us standard users don't have a 1.6.........so
we fly anyway....LOL

And the hat?  Just booze. All the insulation I need.
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GTDrone
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mcphipps900 Posted at 2016-2-13 19:57
Us standard users don't have a 1.6.........so
we fly anyway....LOL

yea , we don't have 1.6 ... firmware update , but  the feature to fly on cold areas is already in the last firmware of the phantom 3 standard , so we are covered and we can fly safety

well i try in 7 Celsius degrees and everything was ok .  
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mcphipps900
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Yep.
Gonna fly today. Should be about 23-25 degrees F

Mike
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arock387
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Flew yesterday and it was around 10 degrees f.  today its quite a bit colder.  I'm feeling quite sick though so I'm not sure I'm going to fly.
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ghprouse
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I've flown many of time in -16C no problem.... Yes you heard me..... -16C.  However, today I had an IMU problem and had to recalibrate.  I was deep in snow country when it happened so by the time I recalibrated the cold got to my ipad battery and my ipad died.  I had to come out without any flight time.  I Snowshoed in....
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