Whether you stay at home this summer or go on vacation, the outside temperatures will rise significantly when the sun is shining. Then it is good to be aware of the possible influence of the warm weather on your drone and yourself. This FAQ gives several tips that will hopefully come in handy when flying a drone in hot weather during the summer holidays.
When flying a drone in hot weather:
- Check the temperature range of your equipment. For the proper functioning of electronics, especially batteries, they mustn’t get too cold or too hot. Before flying in hot weather, check the minimum and maximum operating temperatures your drone manufacturer states in the manual. To give you an idea: DJI specifies a temperature range of 0° to 40° C for the Mavic Pro and Phantom 4.
- Do not leave your drone (batteries) in the car when it is in the sun. The temperature in a car in full sun can quickly rise to values that can be harmful to your drone…