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FlyingFish82
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Winter is such an amazing time to travel and explore despite the cold and harsh conditions. Snow covered landscapes are so eye catching to me. every time I travel to colder weather locations I am always thinking about the cool shots I will be able to take. Flying drones and operating any other battery powered gadget on COLD frigid temps brings some difficulties. Below are some steps I take when I prepare myself to capture aerial shots on cold morning shoots when I travel.

1.Fully charge batteries:the night before i want to go shoot, I charge at least 4 batteries fully. colder weather and higher altitudes tend to drain batteries the quickest. the same goes for charging the tablet/phone or device that will be used as a monitor for flying (if not part of the remote)
2.Check weather beforehad: it is a given that it will be cold, but you want to make sure the wind is not too strong and it is not snowing very hard as the drone will get wet when snowflakes melt and could cause issues if it is not water resistant. Stronger winds will also reduce your air time as the drone will have to work harder to keep up, increasing the chances of something foing wrong.
3. Keep batteries warm: I use hand warmers and put them inside the bag or pockets where im carrying my drone and extra batteries. This helps maintain the batteries warm and reduce the loss of charge due to cold weather.
4. Warm up the engines: fire up the drone and let the motors warm up by gently giving it some throtle. This will warm up the system and improve the energy transfer from batteries to circuits and motors.
5. Quick systems check: I take of to about 3 ft and test the controls to make sure they are all working properly for about a minute. If all seems to be working fine I raise altitude slowly avoiding full thortle power. Always remember to monitor your battery life as flight time will be reduced due to temp and depending on altitude (Higher altitudes require the motors to spin quicker to maintain lift as the air is thinner)

Hope you find these tips useful and enjoy a couple shots i took while traveling to Lake Tahoe CA , Copper Mtn. CO and Cottonwood Canyon UT. Cheers and Fly Safe!

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2018-6-11
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jacksonnai
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amazing shot and tips
2018-7-16
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Montfrooij
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Very good entry!
2018-7-16
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natnatroswell
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Thanks for the tips!
2018-7-16
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AlexandraDavies
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Great trip!
2018-7-17
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FlyingFish82
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Thanks jackson! have you ever flown in cold temp situations before?
2018-7-17
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FlyingFish82 Posted at 2018-7-17 06:18
Thanks jackson! have you ever flown in cold temp situations before?

Welcome buddy!
No never did that before
2018-7-17
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Thanks for the tips and great pictures man!
2018-7-17
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FlyingFish82
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Thanks so much Montfrooij! much appreciated! Glad you liked
2018-7-18
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FlyingFish82 Posted at 2018-7-18 04:52
Thanks so much Montfrooij! much appreciated! Glad you liked

You're welcome!
2018-7-18
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natnatroswell, glad you liked them and hope you can find them useful. cheers!
2018-7-18
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Great job  
2018-7-20
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FlyingFish82
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Thanks maddox! glad you liked! have you been to Utah before?
2018-7-24
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MFPF
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Great cold weather shots. Really appreciate the tips. Thanks.
2018-8-1
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stunning shot
2018-8-3
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MFPF Posted at 2018-8-1 01:39
Great cold weather shots. Really appreciate the tips. Thanks.

Thanks! glad  you liked and hope they can come in handy!

Cheers!
2018-8-3
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Thanks again man!
2018-8-3
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you are welcome
2018-8-4
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Great tips and such stunning pictures
2018-8-4
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Thank you ! I will remember !
2018-8-5
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Thank you for sharing !
2018-8-8
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TimDerLauch Posted at 2018-8-8 06:34
Thank you for sharing !

Thanks again mate! hope you liked the tips!
2018-8-8
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mistasparky Posted at 2018-8-4 04:22
Great tips and such stunning pictures

Thanks man! glad you liked the tips and hope they come in handy!
Cheers!
2018-8-8
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Nice shots!
2018-8-9
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2018-8-10
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Beautiful pictures
2018-8-30
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Thanks CA!!! much appreciated ! hope you can pass by and check more of my work on Instagram @flyingfishmedia

Cheers!
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FlyingFish82 Posted at 2018-8-30 05:07
Thanks CA!!! much appreciated ! hope you can pass by and check more of my work on Instagram @flyingfishmedia

Cheers!

Very nice account! Just followed you
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2018-8-31
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Kimmy
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So beautiful pics. First one is my favorite.
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Kimmy Posted at 2018-9-7 02:51
So beautiful pics. First one is my favorite.
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Thanks Kimmy!
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DJI_0088 is the best.
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