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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mikecorn1, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. mikecorn1

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    Been waiting all week so I could go down to the beach and take the P3A out on a long distance flight. We live 15 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. I looked at my app and it showed this
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    So I went anyway to see if it was correct. IT WAS.

    This one was looking towards the bridge that goes to Surfside Beach, Tx.
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    This one is going over the bridge.
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    This is on the road parallel to the water.
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    Needless to say, we didn't take it up. My son was very disappointed. We went back home to w spot I got good open area. I took it out right at 8,000 ft and I could see the clouds rolling in so I turned it around. I was getting 36 mph on the way back and had almost 60% battery left so we played around a bit in the area we were at at a low altitude and within site so my son could get some hands on without being in beginner mode.


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  2. flpholt

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    hate when that happens
     
  3. tcope

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    I know the feeling. Snow and cold temps here. I'm wanting to get into the desert this weekend as it's around 55F and sunny.
     
  4. Meta4

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    So you didn't fly just because some stupid app said that cloud cover was 88%?
    Why?
    I don't know whay the app programmer put in a section for cloud cover.
    It has no impact on your flying.
    Do you realise you can adjust the threshold values in that app so you can ignore the stupid K-index and cloud cover?
     
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  5. kirk2579

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    with the p3 the only weather report you need is maybe wind The GO app looks at temps etc.

    go outside,
    if flags and trees are not flapping wildly---wind is good
    if your fingers have not frozen yet --- temp is ok
    if it is not currently raining, snowing, heavy low fog---again all good to go

    fly!

    go app lets you know about sats and the k thing I have never looked at ever in a year and half.

    good luck and have fun flying!
     
  6. mikecorn1

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    I didn't fly because you couldn't see anything passed about 100 feet up and just a couple hundred feet in front of you.
    I did go by my house and took it up for a flight. Just didn't feel comfortable about flying low in an unfamiliar environment. I might go down to the beach once every couple of years. I noticed quiet a few new cell towers along the way. Don't need that headache.


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  7. mikecorn1

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    Yup. That there in my pics was low sea fog. WET. I only looked at the app to see if it was somewhat right on the weather conditions before I drove out there. Well, it might as well have said 100% cloud cover.
    I usually do what you mentioned, if my palm trees or my neighbors flags aren't straight sideways and flapping hard, I will take it up at the park down the road or out my back yard.


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  8. Air Ontario

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    This morning was -30C, -22F and with 30mph wind chill it was -48F.
    My phantom pro refused to get out of bed.
     
  9. TheRealNick

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    We had some bad VOG and the visibility was bad, I almost didn't fly, but then the VOG clouds and sun combine to make one of the better pictures I have ever got...you never know....