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Be extra careful when flying in the winter

Agustine

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This is the second time in 6 years of flying drones this has happened to me. Not much fun trying to land a drone that is all iced over.
Early morning frost that did not seem to bad at ground level but at 200 feet it was another story. A very bouncing landing but managed to get her down safely.
Rime ice is an opaque, or milky white, deposit of ice that forms when the drone is flying through filmy/stratiform clouds. It is dependent on a low rate of catch of small supercooled water droplets.

My old Autel X-Star with iced up props.

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That's amazing - thanks for sharing and glad you were able to land safely
How cold was it at ground level?
 

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That's amazing - thanks for sharing and glad you were able to land safely
How cold was it at ground level?

Around 30F-32F Just cold enough to form ice. About an hour later the sun was up high enough and there was no problem. Pilot error on my part, I should have known better :rolleyes:
 
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