Flying during the winter

This page is written for people living on locations with a cold winter with ice and snow. It is possible to fly radio-controlled airplanes during the winter. Plastic parts get more fragile when it is very cold and small servos get slower. Flight batteries will not last as long as during the summer. Lithium batteries loose more of their capacity than other types. Ni-Cd cells tend to withstand cold better than Ni-Mh or lithium cells..
But it is very easy to land in the snow or on the ice. A sledge is very useful for transporting several planes or a heavy battery long distances. A warm cover for the transmitter keeps fingers and the transmitter warm.

A sledge is very useful Transmitter cover.