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  1. Dronetwinkies

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  2. Techcop50

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    I'd rather rely on an app, like Hover. From what I read here about crashes, it's the sudden "gust" that proves to be the real problem. I think the "bigger picture" will help you more, in the long run. Just my opinion...
     
  3. N017RW

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    Yea. You need to develop a sense of what is too much wind at your ground location. It will only increase as you rise. If a device helps you quantify that good but in the long run it is of little use.
     
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  4. Air Ontario

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    A kestrel is a nice piece of kit to help one get to the point of reading the wind without instrumentation. Strive to get to reading the wind accurately from a flag, wind sock, or whitecaps on water.
     
  5. charlieWhelan

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    I judge it by feel. Im really looking for wind gusts. The p4 has the power to overcome most constant wind I fly in. I am a bit more sensitive to this with my p4 as moves all over the place while hovering. In GPS mode it will move 10 feet without correction. I never had to worry about this in the past with my P3P, that stayed dead on spot (or at least tried to lol)
     
  6. Alien Warrior

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    An anemometer is a really handy thing to have. I have one but rarely use it now as I have become familiar with estimating wind speed. Before the anemometer I had no idea if the wind was too strong or not. It takes the guess work out of flying thus making it safer.
    Before the wind meter I would not fly in a mild breeze because I had no idea if it was safe to do so, now I am far more confident in windy conditions.
     
  7. Bocephus-73

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    P3 or P4 can tolerate a lot of wind so I dont see any real need for an anemometer. I live in Ohio and I can only remember one day in the past 2 years where I knew for sure I couldnt fly and that's because there was sustained winds of 60-70 MPH and trees were being knocked down all over town.

    If it is a gusty day, just remember to use common sense --- try to take off when there is a lull in the winds so you dont crash into a nearby object. When you're aloft, give it a wide berth when flying near trees, buildings, and cell towers.

    Once a Phantom is in the air it's really hard for wind to crash it. This is because wind is mostly moving parallel to the ground but the Phantom is still generating enough lift to maintain altitude.
     
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