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Temperature

Discussion in 'Q500 Help' started by Chewman, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Chewman

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    Hey all
    Could someone please tell me the absolute lowest temp for operating these Q's? Would the wind chill be included? Thanks
     
  2. Tommiph

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    There are videos on YouTube of people flying them below -30c, so they sure don't mind the low temperatures. :)
     
  3. Chewman

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    For some reason I was thinking -5 to -10C Thanks
     
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  5. Tommiph

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    But is it the absolute lowest temp one can operate it in, or is it just rated/tested for that temp?
     
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    I have seen a few posts on FB of people flying Tyhoon's at -30°C
     
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    Too damn cold for me...burrrrr
     
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    Wind chill doesn't apply to inanimate objects. Still not that fun to be out there. Plus here every surface is covered in snow. Haven't any landing skis.
     
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    I shovelled off a launching pad in my back yard
     
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    The air temperature matters less than the temperature of your battery. The motors and electronics (except maybe the barometer) don't care how cold it is (unless it's really cold or you've made the mistake of oiling your motor bearings). I've flown at -5°F (-20°C) with room-temperature batteries and had no issues.

    On the other hand I've flown at 20°F with fully charged batteries I inadvertently left in my truck overnight and got the low-battery warning the second I spun up the motors.

    Those chemicals just don't react well when it's cold!
     
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    I can open pictures on my q500 but I can't get the video to play.