Cold Weather Drones

Cold Weather and Drones

Flying drones during the cold winter months can present a challenge for even the most experienced remote pilots. SkyView Aerial Imaging knows that when you’re out working, you need us to be too. Fortunately, we’ve mastered the tricks to get the images you need no matter what Mother Nature throws our way.
Frigid Air

When the wind picks up, a drone’s batteries will drain faster than normal. Because more power is needed to get through these gusts, flight times need to be adjusted. In the winter months the cold temperatures also cause batteries to lose their charge at a quicker rate than when flying in the heat of summer. Plenty of backup batteries are needed as well as a constant eye on battery life to keep the drone safe. To combat this, drone batteries need to be kept warm and some models even have a warning that issues when the temperature of the battery falls below a certain threshold.

Rain and Snow

Not only does air temperature and movement affect the drones, but precipitation can wreak havoc as well. Few drones are water resistant and flying in wet conditions is a recipe for disaster. Snow is better than rain for the drone to fly in but as fallen snow melts, damage can occur to the electronics and batteries. Proper maintenance and attention to drying parts completely is needed to utilize drones when the snow is falling.

When you need images and you need them now, waiting for the weather to clear isn’t an option. SkyView Aerial Imaging has the flying experience needed to make sure the job gets done. Professional piloting, high quality images and video, and top of the line equipment means SkyView is the right choice to fill your aerial imaging needs. Come snow or sun, heat waves of frozen temperatures, SkyView is ready to fly for you!