Operations in Hot Weather

Hot Environments

  • Try to avoid flight operations in extreme heat or humidity levels.
  • Do not fly in temperatures above \(110^\circ\)C (\(43^\circ\)F).
  • Keep flights to short bursts, and rest the UAS in the shade between flight operations.
  • Monitor the controller and tablet temperature. Avoid direct sunlight.
  • If possible, try to operate under shade or a small canopy.
  • Expect to see a 10-15% decrease in flight time - plan missions accordingly.

Battery Considerations

  • Only use fully charged batteries.
  • Never use batteries that are abnormally hot to the touch.
  • Check the battery temperature in DJI GO.
  • Use an insulated cooler and keep in the shade to keep cool when not in use.
  • Avoid aggressive flight maneuvers and land flights earlier than in normal weather.
  • Batteries drain faster in hot temperatures. Always check the UAS battery status during flight.
  • Never leave a battery in direct sunlight
  • After use, store the depleted battery in a well-ventilated area to allow it to cooldown. Do not place in a storage case or bag.