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Flying in KP level 5

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by leekiya, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. leekiya

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    Just been flying in low level wind about 8mp with no gusts and noticed the phantom was maybe not as stable as other times and guessed it was just the wind. I checked my geomagnetic app after the flight and noticed that the KP index today is level 5, which is a weak geomagnetic storm. I know the level goes from 1 to 9 and 6 is a geomagnetic storm. Anybody know what the magic number is that we should not be flying in. The app says level 5 as affects on communication systems with it being a weak storm. Never actually seen the KP index this high to be honest.
     
  2. leekiya

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    After a bit of homework i have discovered that 1 to 3 is quiet and good to fly, 4 is yellow fly with caution ie ready to switch to ATTI if needed, and 5 to 6 is red do not fly in GPS. 7 to 9 is purple which does not state anything but i will say means MAD TO FLY IN GPS. Hope this helps others.
     
  3. darwin-t

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    Thanks! I have an app for that, haven't really used it much. Now I know how to use it.