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Old Dec 28, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by HoosierGuy View Post
It's killing me not being able to fly my glider because of this cold weather. Would my Turnigy 2836 1000kv motor and a 3 cell lipo work OK in temperatures around 25 to 40 F. degrees outside? What about the servos?
The motor won't care, & the servos work fine down to at least 30 below... but the best thing to do is to keep your batteries warm until you're ready to fly. keeping them in your shirt pockets inside your jacket is one simple way to keep them close to body temperature until you're ready to fly.

Definitely don't leave your batteries sitting in a cold vehicle- they just can not hold the full voltage & deliver the usual amps when they chill down.

For cold weather flying, I like the feel of the transmitter controls which I have with the 'Jerseys Hob Nob' gloves- the brown cloth gloves with the small rubberized nubs on the fingers.

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