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Flying in windy conditions...

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Roaddogg, May 16, 2016.

  1. Roaddogg

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    Does anyone have an opinion on what is too much wind to fly in? I have a P3P, but am nervous because I am coming from cheaper "toy" quads that could not handle much wind. I have flown my Phantom in about 10 - 15 MPH with no problem. I really want to fly today; however, the wind seems to be heavy and gusting at times.


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  2. msinger

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    DJI recommends not flying in wind speeds greater than 10 m/s (22 MPH).
     
  3. Nate-xt

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    i've flown in 20-25 mph winds, but it is impossible to get good video.
     
  4. m0j0

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    If you are asking it is probably too windy. I don't fly in more than 15 but that's me. There are folks on here that fly in 20 mph which to me is asking for trouble. I like to fly and feel comfortable putting my bird out a good distance. I wouldn't feel comfortable doing that when it's windy.
     
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    Remember... winds typically increase with altitude so factor that into your flight plans.
     
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  6. MikeyOnline

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    I've flown in 25 gusts but it wasn't a pleastant experience. It seemed to fly OK even if the video was slightly jerky in a few spots, but it made me nervous hearing how hard it was struggling. I could only imagine what might happen if a rogue gust hit it and I got the impression that all the motor speed changes might increase the chances of a prop flying off. I'll probably keep it to 15 and under from now on.

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  7. lookin4pain

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    You can risk it, just have one hell of a crash plan and don't plan on smooth video
    I've done 20-25mph and it flew fine, video was like being out at sea though


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  8. Mark The Droner

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    Your answer is probably found in one or several of the many threads at the bottom of this page ;)