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MerlinL14
First Officer
Flight distance : 2858 ft
United Kingdom
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I bought some hand warmers from Decathlon store and activate these in the pouch I have my batteries in to keep them warm prior to flying. I have this winter repeatedly had long periods where the aircraft sits on the ground with a "warming up" message and being unable to fly until it is warm enough. Even transporting the P3 in its rucksack in the passenger seat of my car.
My question is; could I put a hand warmer in the battery compartment on my P3S to warm that up prior to putting the battery in, without causing any issues?
2017-1-30
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Phantom3ProPilo
Second Officer
Flight distance : 612825 ft
Croatia
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Definitely
A lot of pilots actually do that
Your batteries should always be warm (at least 20°C I think; that's what I do)
About the warming up
You should do a cold IMU calibration
It solved it for me
I never get that message again and can fly almost right away after I power my P3P on
2017-1-30
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DroneGuy96
lvl.1
Flight distance : 8127 ft
Canada
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I cant say weather or not it would do harm to your drone but if you do it you should still let it hover in front of you for a min or so to allow everything to else heat up.
2017-1-30
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eliot may
lvl.4
Flight distance : 245367 ft
United States
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be careful they don't leak, i believe the have iron filings in them that would wreak havoc on the battery if they got in! Im not sure but i think it trashed one of my p3s batteries that was not very old
2017-1-31
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solentlife
Captain
Flight distance : 1087530 ft
Latvia
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Hovering in front  .... never bothered. Once warmed up and Safe to fly shows - I'm away !!

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2017-1-31
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