|Sep 14, 2014, 02:42 AM|
United Kingdom, Gt Lon
Joined Dec 2013
Ok to fly in 30c+ weather?
I've taken my quad on holiday with me, and the weather is now around 30c.
Given that in cooler climates, the motors are warm after a flight, is it ok to fly in this kind of heat and direct sunlight?
What will the impact on battery life be?
|Sep 14, 2014, 09:59 AM|
United States, OR, Mt Hood
Joined May 2014
A fair number of electrical components seem to crap out at 60C and above. That was a common thing to see happen with UAV's working the skies of Iraq. Large or small, a fair number of them started experiencing electrical issues above that level. Especially those that were left sitting in the sun to heat soak for some time prior to flight. Most of that got corrected with better electronics and cooling fans later.
40C to 50C should not be a problem but understand you should monitor or at least check your motor and battery temps after flying. Let the batteries cool before re-charging. I've flown my stuff at temps above 40C with no problem.
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