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How to Use Drones Safely in Winter – Winter Drone Flying Tips

How to operate the drone stably in winter or cold weather? And what are the tips for operating a drone in winter?


First of all, the following four problems generally occur in winter flying:

1) Reduced battery activity and shorter flight time;

2) Reduced control feel for flyers;

3) Flight control electronics work abnormally;

4) The plastic parts included in the frame become brittle and less strong.


The following will be explained in detail:

1.Reduced battery activity and shorter flight time

-Low temperature will make the battery discharge performance greatly reduced, then the alarm voltage needs to be increased, the alarm sound needs to be landed immediately.

-The battery needs to do insulation treatment to ensure that the battery is in a warm environment before takeoff, and the battery needs to be installed quickly during takeoff.

-Low temperature flight try to shorten the operating time to half of the normal temperature state to ensure safe flight.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  1) Battery use temperature?

The recommended operating temperature is above 20°C and below 40°C. In extreme cases, it is necessary to ensure that the battery is used above 5°C, otherwise the battery life will be affected and there is a great safety risk.

  2) How to keep warm?

-In a heated room, the battery temperature can reach room temperature (5°C-20°C)

-Without heating, wait for the battery temperature to rise above 5 degrees (to prevent do not operate, do not install propellers indoors)

-Turn on the air conditioning in the car to raise the battery temperature to more than 5 ° C, 20 ° C best.

  3) Other matters needing attention?

-The battery temperature must be above 5°C before the motor is unlocked, 20°C is best. The battery temperature reaches the standard, need to fly immediately, can not be idle.

-The biggest safety risk of winter flying is the flyer himself. Risky flight, low battery flight are very dangerous. Make sure the battery is fully charged before each takeoff.

  4) Will the flight time be shorter in winter than other seasons?

About 40% of the time will be shortened. Therefore, it is recommended to return to landing when the battery level is 60%. The more power you have left, the safer it is.

  5) How to store the battery in winter?

Insulated, dry storage space.

  6) Is there any precautions for charging in winter?

Winter charging environment at about 20°C best. Do not charge the battery in a low temperature environment.


2.Reduced control feel for flyers

Use special gloves to reduce the impact of low temperature on finger dexterity.


3.Flight control electronics work abnormally

Flight control is the control core of the drone, the drone needs to be preheated before taking off in low temperature, the way you can refer to the battery preheating method.


4.The plastic parts included in the frame become brittle and less strong

Plastic parts will become weak because of low temperature, and can not do big maneuvering flight in low temperature environment flight.

Landing must be kept smooth to reduce the impact.




-Before takeoff: preheat to above 5°C, 20°C is best.

-In flight: Do not use large attitude maneuvers, control the flight time, ensure that the battery power is 100% before takeoff and 50% for landing.

-After landing: dehumidify and maintain the drone, store it in a dry and insulated environment, and do not charge it in a low-temperature environment.

Post time: Feb-21-2023