Precautions for Using Drones in Winter

Precautions for Using Drones in Winter

Are you planning to fly your best Ruko drone in winter? Winter drone flying may be challenging sometimes due to low temperatures and unpredictable weather.

Drones are powered by lithium batteries, and the performance of the lithium batteries will be seriously degraded due to the impact of a low-temperature environment, resulting in insufficient endurance. Battery performance begins to deteriorate when exposed to temperatures below 15°C.

To ensure a smooth flight and protect your equipment, we’ve put together some helpful suggestions that you can follow to take care of your drone throughout the winter and preserve its functionality.

1. Fully charge the battery. Before flying, please ensure that the battery is fully charged and in a high-voltage state.

2. Monitor battery power. Please monitor the changes in battery power during the flight and reserve sufficient time for the return to prevent accidents due to insufficient battery.

3. Avoid flying in rainy or snowy weather. It is not recommended to fly outdoors in rainy or snowy weather to prevent water or moisture from entering the drone and causing a short circuit.

4. Use a landing pad. If there is snow, silt, etc., on the take-off ground, please use the landing pad to help the drone take off to avoid snow entering the vents at the bottom of the drone and causing a short circuit on the circuit board. Moreover, the landing pad effectively prevents foreign objects from being drawn into the motors by the propeller power during drone take-off.

5. Preheat the battery. Fully preheat the battery to above 25°C to reduce the internal resistance of the battery. It is recommended to use a battery preheater to preheat the battery.

6. Promptly stow the drone. After using the drone, please promptly stow it in the storage bag.

By following these suggestions, you can ensure a safer and more enjoyable winter flying experience with your Ruko drone.

What else would you like to know about drones? Feel free to contact us and let us know.