But you can get some fantastic results. But you have to know how to look after your drone, any warning signs and what to do and how to react. So in todays drill lets, discuss those points and show you why flying in the winter is one of the best times to get brilliant footage. With your drone, so the first thing you need to do is actually look after yourself, so theres no point going to this location and then after five minutes, youre freezing, cold and thinking. Oh god, im. Rushing this footage because i want to get back so have an idea of that location. You want to go to maybe research it on your weather, app to see what the temperature is like in that location. Is it any rain due this afternoon or this morning and then plan it and then head off to that location but make sure youre dressed appropriately so make sure youve got your hearts coat because theres no point rushing that footage because youre freezing cold you want to Make sure that youve got some gloves on your fingers and hands are the most important when flying this drone. If your fingers start going red and freezing youre not going to get good footage, so i use these pgy tech flying gloves. Theyre new just come out. These are really good, comfortable lightweight and waterproof. Theyve also got fingertips where you can take these off, so you can have even more control over these sticks.

These are excellent, a brilliant gift for anyone for christmas or yourself. So, once youre ready youve got that location. You want to get your drones ready as well before you even set off lets move on to that point now, flying in adverse weather conditions has a dramatic effect on your drone flying performance as well on that battery life. So just like hot temperatures, cold temperatures do as well so make sure that your batteries are fully charged before setting off, make sure that youve checked them make sure the battery is all okay, no problems with it and have a few different batteries. If you can now, when going to the locations, dont just keep your battery in your drone, the drone might be cold depending where you store it. You might keep it in like a garage or the back room, something and its already cold. So what i do is when im going to this location, i take the batteries out whether its a mavic 3 battery or the mini 2 and ill put this in my pocket or on the dashboard on my car when im going to that location. If im walking to a location, ill put them in one of my inside coat pockets and the temperature from my body will increase this battery as well. So when you get this and put it into your drone and start flying its, not super cold, if it does youre then going to get some battery temperature warnings on the drone which well now discuss.

So when you first turn the drone on and you might get a warning in the top left corner, saying, battery temperature cold and a warning message now, dji doesnt recommend you flying under zero degrees but ive flown in under zero degrees. So many times and the drone has never had a problem if you follow these steps and that warning message goes off really quickly, but do this first now. What you dont want to do is just turn the drone on and go flying off at full speed with that low battery percentage on you want the drone to develop some heat of itself. So what i would recommend you do is turn the drone on get the propellers going and maybe just have it on the ground without even taking off. This will inside generate some degree of warmth and warm that battery up once you then take off a little bit. Have it hovering in place and have it hovering for about two or three minutes now? This will again cause heat through the drone, which will then heat up that battery and then youll find in most cases that warning message will go off so in this situation. Now it was 3 when taking off so relatively cold, as i hover in place just for about 30 seconds. I can then proceed and then that warning message goes off and it stays off for the majority of the time, but keep an eye on it.

If youre finding areas where it might be minus 10 minus 20., you know i wouldnt go too far away and also be aware at different altitudes. The higher up you get the colder its going to be so when it is really cold conditions. Try not to be too high up if you are make sure youre keeping an eye on that warning messages, maybe bring the drone back to you check it, make sure everythings, okay, but be careful. What you dont want to do is that drone to just fall out of the sky, but if you just be careful, keep checking for any warning messages. Youll be absolutely fine. Now, when you are flying in really cold conditions, always keep some kind of motion on the drone, i wouldnt advise keeping it still and hovering in place for a long period of time. What you dont want to do is any moisture or any sort of propeller icing whatsoever on this drone. That could be catastrophic, so always keep some kind of motion now flying it in snowy conditions can look fantastic and i have flown in the snow before when it has been snowing, and that is not advisable. I wouldnt recommend it if you are going to do so again, keep motion dont, hover whatsoever. There is such a high chance of this snow landing on your drone and which is water and the moisture will get into the motors and itll fall out the sky.

So if youre going to do it, which i really dont think you should just keep some motion going all the time relatively fast and then its got less chance of hitting your drone. But you know unless its like a blizzard dont be flying in it. But if youre just little bits of snow, you can get some really nice footage, but flying in these weather conditions, maybe its raining dont bother the drones, as you remember, arent, waterproof in the slightest. So, even on the mavic 3, no waterproof ceiling, you can fly and if its raining a bit and get it back to you, youll be most of the time, be fine, get it back, get a microfiber cloth dry, it off and normally in most cases, everything will Be okay but just dont go flying in a blizzard. Now you can get a lot of glare and reflections in the winter with the low winter sun. It is quite hard and challenging sometimes to get some nice footage. So nd filters will help a lot, especially if youre flying over water or areas where there is a lot of motion having that nd filter on will help a lot its like a sunglasses for your drone lens and itll. Allow you to bring that shutter speed down. So you dont have any judging or jittery effect and its a really nice smooth natural motion and then, if youre filming something where theres a lot of motion, you can get some really nice blur on those images as well so nd filters in the winter.

Although you might not think its semester, the best time to be using them are crucial, because there are so many glares and reflections in the winter because of that low rising winter sun now have a few batches with you, youll notice that the battery percentage can come Down pretty fast, just like in hot weather as well, so have a few batteries with you. If youve got a few, if not, you can use a power bank for on the go charging ive got this awesome power generator so im able to charge all my things on the go in including the dji mavic 3, as well with this super fast charging. So this is awesome for me. Ill do a separate video on this, but i have a few batches with you. You can never have enough and when you are taking off and landing now in winter, the weather conditions on the ground are also pretty slippy and muddy. Not very nice, so you want to get practice how to take off on your hand, thats, probably the best way i recommend. Now you can land and take off just have your palm really flat, take off and land and once youve done it a few times there is no problem. Dont move your hand whatsoever when its coming down. You know just kind of keep your hand really flat out. As its landing and then youll be fine, you mastered it and then you avoid then taking off on really poor watery conditions like like we have today or you can get a landing mat and then you can use one of them there all right as well.

Its just an extra thing to carry practice. It wasnt a few times even better and thats. Why, by using like these gloves that im doing today, because theyre super padded as well, it minimizes any scuffs you might get. If you do clip one of the propellers. So go and practice that the main thing is have fun and experiment. So do videos and photos dont forget the dji mini 2 and the mavic 3 takes brilliant photos any of the dji drones do so you can get some really unique, captured pictures and videos in the winter months, with the ice and the snow on the trees, its Brilliant so maybe sometimes get up early and catch a nice sunrise sunset its a really unique time. You can capture some awesome videos, its just go and practice them take as many batteries as you can go out and practice practice and youll get some awesome footage. Now, when taking your equipment, its important to make sure, because you might go into these areas where you might fall, the weather conditions – arent great – you dont – want to be taking your drone in some sort of poor bag carrier bag or just hand hovering it. In your hand, you might trip on the ice and so be prepared and have a decent case or bag with you. The two that i use ive shown you in a recent video is, i use a hard case, and this allows the drone to be fully protected in this padded shell with inside the case fully waterproof.

So, even if i am hiking somewhere on an icy mountain or something – and i trip that drone is protected because in this hard shell case, i can have all my equipment in here i can my batteries, i can store my gloves. The drone is fine, and this is by pgy tech, and they do these for no matter what drone you have. So this is for the mavic 3 ive also gone for the mini 2. If youve got dji 2s, they make one so having it in a padded or a secure case is brilliant or some kind of bag that you can take all your equipment with you like. If youve got a couple of drones, thats brilliant, maybe a drone and an action, camera or just a drone – and maybe some food, but make sure the bag that you are taking its waterproof and its going to allow you to then keep your equipment, fine and safe. You dont want to be tripping or it starts to rain or snows, and then all your equipment is damaged so be prepared. These equipment is not cheap, so, although the bags might appear to be dear, it is worth it 100 in the long run. So i hope you enjoyed that guys, a really raw video there filmed on my phone phone audio tips for flying your drones in the winter months to try and keep you and the drones safe. If you get the mini two for christmas or for a gift, its still a fantastic drone, i highly recommend getting it.

Weve covered pretty much everything for the mini 2 and with the mavic 3 becoming a new drone were covering that as well, especially going to be in january and february, with a new firmware. Update comes out so stick around thanks. So much for watching hope. You liked that comment down below if you want to see any others or you enjoyed those tips, what you thought was the most useful or any tips that you have as well, and we can feed them back to everybody else.