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What is the coldest temperature you have flown in?
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Heavysledz
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[size=14.666666984558105px]I know DJI states the lower temperature range is 32' F (0' C) but what is the coldest temperature you have flown in? Today I took it out in my back yard to see how it would do in 11' F. There was only a trace of wind and very overcast. I had no battery alarms/issues to speak of. The only noted issue was a slight gimbal jitter/jello effect when I went up in altitude to do a 360' view.....Overall, I am very happy with the performance in such low temperatures.....OH and I did not have the gimbal cover on....

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2016-12-30
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kiltedrunner
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I flew mine yesterday in -32 celcius (-25.6 F) with no issues - other than cold hands. After a 5 minute flight the batteries were still at +25C so all should be good!

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2017-1-5
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Fishbisquit
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Did you let the mavic (gimbal) acclimate to the cold before you flew? Did it sit outside for a while or did you go straight from warm house to flying?
2017-1-5
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kiltedrunner
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I actually didn't do anything with the Mavic - just sat it outside on the driveway and took off. It's one heck of a brilliant piece of machinery!
2017-1-6
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kiltedrunner
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Fishbisquit Posted at 2017-1-5 11:38
Did you let the mavic (gimbal) acclimate to the cold before you flew? Did it sit outside for a while or did you go straight from warm house to flying?


I actually didn't do anything with the Mavic - just sat it outside on the driveway and took off. It's one heck of a brilliant piece of machinery!
2017-1-6
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fans35ba6f62
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kiltedrunner Posted at 2017-1-6 07:36
I actually didn't do anything with the Mavic - just sat it outside on the driveway and took off. It's one heck of a brilliant piece of machinery!

That shows camera has some sort of inert gas inside. If it had not, you would get some fogged lens.

From warm house to -30C lenses would definitely caught some moisture, if it were not filled with inert gas.
2017-1-6
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R&L Aerial
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I flew this morning for a few minutes,  (-6 degree F) I went up 300 ft took a few pictures of the sunrise and brought her back down, no issues.
2017-1-6
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