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  1. KingDad1985

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    Does your phantom 4 get pushed around in windy conditions? If so how windy? And how much does it get pushed? 1 foot. 6 inches. 100 feet?
     
  2. alokbhargava

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    Phantom is absolutely stable in 15mph wind.


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  3. KingDad1985

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    Is that steady wind or gusty wind?
     
  4. KingDad1985

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    The reason I ask is because it's about 16 mph wind with gust up to 25mph outside right now and it has been for a few days, I want to fly! I HAVE AN ITCH TO SCRATCH! HAHAHA
     
  5. KingDad1985

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    That's the thing I'm worried about. It's not the wind so much but it's very gusty
     
  6. alokbhargava

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    I know people have flown in steady 25mph wind too but is it work risking your fav toy?


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  7. KingDad1985

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    I suppose not. I'm hoping the wind dies down soon
     
  8. KingDad1985

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    By stable do you mean doesn't move position or doesn't move it's body at all? Because I just flew outside and the Phantom didn't really move it's position but was moving around quit a bit
     
  9. Ron Sleeis

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    I was flying my P4 in strong winds today...didn't get pushed around much a few inches is about all.
     
  10. Ron Sleeis

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    I'm sure you'll be able to fly with 25 MPH winds...
     
  11. alokbhargava

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    You don't see phantom getting displaced due to wind pressure. It maintains it position and direction within few inches.


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  12. KingDad1985

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    What do you think the wind speed was when you flew?
     
  13. Ron Sleeis

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    Winds were 30 mph with 40 gust...
     
  14. KingDad1985

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    I feel like mine won't beable to handle that much wind.
     
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    30 is a lot. I wouldn't risk that, but 15-18 is no problem so far ime.


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  16. KingDad1985

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    30 seems crazy to me. I agree 15 or so is ok
     
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    I'm not sure how people are stating the wind it coped with so certainly.
    You can't go by official reports because winds are extremely variable from one place to the next.
    The main thing to be aware is that speeds increase dramatically as you clear obstructions such as trees and buildings.

    Here I have a Vantage Pro weather station and if it shows gusts up to 20 mph it's not safe to use it as higher up gusts could easily be twice that.
    You might still launch in a sheltered spot and stay rather low but conditions can change for the worse rapidly too.
    In short discretion is the better part of valour.
    Be patient and cautious and have many more safe flights .
     
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    Hi 4wd I couldn't find the vantage pro on App Store , could you please capture the screen shot ? Thank you


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  19. alokbhargava

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    WeatherShack.com


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  20. alokbhargava

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    You are absolutely right that winds vary extremely from one place to the other. My judgement is based on open fields with info taken from a weather app on iPhone. It may be an average or predicted wind but I use that as a reference for my birds safety. By now I can see and guess and use my judgement if I can fly safely in a windy condition. I don't take risks.


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