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Solar Flare Bad today- M Class

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by phantom1!, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. phantom1!

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    http://www.n3kl.org/sun/noaa.html

    M Class..messing up magnetic fields....just curious I rarely take the time to look at this but this seems abnormal....How bad will this affect flying. Im not going to to be safe but wonder what the general experience is......
     
  2. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    I don't bother paying attention to K index or any solar activity anymore as I've yet to read any evidence a phantom has been taken down by it. Better things to worry about tbh
     
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    Has never affected me and I fly a lot . Not saying it won't just saying I don't pay that no mind .
    Flew this morning and had no issues with locking on with 11 sats solid the whole battery .
    Some say it does but I have just never noticed any difference where I'm at !
     
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    K index would have to be above 7 to be even noticeable and even then it would be negligible. If you fly in a DGPS area, you won't even notice a 7.
     
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    Yea...that's where I must be ! :) Ahaaa ianwood , what's DGPS stand for :confused:
     
  6. IrishSights

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    +1 This is the most over hyped danger to Phantoms. I have flown in the last 8Kp and there was no difference whatsoever. No hold deviation at all. Over the last year I have been watching on these higher than '3' days and again absolutely no difference in flight characteristics. Our Phantoms seem to cope well.
     
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    Differential. It is a series of ground stations that broadcast the local atmospheric drift. It makes GPS much more accurate.
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    Thank You Sir :) I see by that I am close to two so maybe that why I have never had any issues !