Published: December 24, 2022 01:09
Updated: April 17, 2023 20:36
Before flying in cold environments, follow the guidelines below to ensure long battery life and safe operation of your drone.
Read the full Safety and Operating Guide before flying and check out How to charge and maintain your Skydio X2 batteries for more information on battery maintenance and storage.
Do not fly around objects less than 0.5 in (1.27 cm) in diameter such as thin branches, utility lines, ropes, and netting.
[note] Cold weather usually means less leaves and more bare branches—use extra caution when flying in these environments.[/note]
Ensure the flight environment has good visibility. The Skydio app will warn you of low-light conditions and may suggest you land if there isn’t enough light to fly safely.
Do not fly in snow-covered environments that lack textures and shadows. Fully white conditions may impair visual navigation.
Do not fly in fog or precipitation such as rain and snow.
Do not fly in extremely cold temperatures below 14°F (-10°C).
Avoid windy weather conditions, or gusts above 23 mph (37 km/h).
Use caution when flying above areas covered with smooth snow wider than 30 ft (9 m).
When flying in temperatures below 32°F (0°C) ensure your batteries are pre-warmed to 50°F (10°C) prior to launch.
[tip] Carrying batteries against your body can help keep them warm when flying in cold environments. [/tip]
Do not charge your batteries when the ambient temperature is below 14°F (-10°C).
Store batteries at room temperature 71°F - 82°F (22°C - 28°C).
Store batteries in a cool, dry area with less than 75% relative humidity.
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