wind

  1. G

    Flying in congested Area

    Hello! Question about NOTAMs: I am looking at flying north of Spooner Summit, Nevada- type it in 'The Google' and you will see the area... many small aircraft fly this 'gap' on the way to California. on Fridays there are lots of small aircraft flying from Nevada to California. in one hour, I...
  2. M

    Strong wind at 330ft (100m) height

    This is a max gust of 29mph. Ground speed was 8mph (12km/h)
  3. jdharrin

    Max Winds for P4P Flights

    Sitting here reading through the P4P manual and surprised it's rated to fly in winds up to 22 MPH. Not having anything to compare against, I just assumed I'd stay grounded if the winds were anything over 6-8 MPH. How high do the wind speeds have to be to keep your drone in the case?
  4. Aquadrone

    Near Loss of Phantom 4 From Moving Sailboat - Twice

    Hi. This will contain questions and guesses as to what went wrong, twice, while shooting video and photos of a moving sailboat. In both cases I was controlling the drone from the moving sailboat which traveled at least a mile or two while the drone circled around it. If I can I’ll also attach a...
  5. A

    Wind Farm in Michigan - 4K

  6. Bobby

    Concerns for Beach Flying

    So we're heading off to the beach soon, which I am very excited about since I don't have to deal with trees everywhere, but I started worrying about a few ocean-related things affecting my flights. Basically I want to know if I can just relax and fly like I always do, or if I need to take extra...
  7. DJS

    How much wind can a P4 take

    How much wind can a P4 take and still be reasonably controlled? I chose not to fly today due to repeated 18MPH GUSTS.
  8. D

    Flying in Hawaii with Wind

    So I am taking a week long vacation to the Big Island in Hawaii but I am wondering the best way to fly there. I know there is very strong trade winds (I've been there). What would be the best approach on flying there so my phantom doesn't get swept away? There is a pattern I have noticed where...
  9. J

    Bleep noise / brake in open space

    I was flying my P4P out in the open sky about 60-70 metres up with nothing anywhere near it (not even birds) and it occasionally did a bleep noise like the sensors do when its close to something, it did this a few times in the same spot as went back 5 mins later, then one time it did a braking...
  10. H

    About beginners luck and compass error

    Hi, I am new to this forum having just acquired my very own P3S after having flown the Hubsan X4 for a year. Yesterday I was out flying for the first time in my backyard. I had previously calibrated the compass on the P3 indoors (yeah i know - read the manual! - stupid thing to do)...
  11. J

    SAN GORGONIO WIND FARM IN 4K

    Short one this week, but a cool place to fly!
  12. Steve_in_NJ

    How much wind is too much?

    I am travelling to Orlando with my Phantom and hope to get some flights in. Looking at the weather forecast I see that winds are often 13-15mph. That seems a little breezy to me. Am I being too cautious? I plan to fly via a Litchi mission. Just how much wind is it reasonable to fly in...
  13. D

    Phantom vision 2+ struggles in light breeze

    My vision 2+ has been in several 'hard landings' or crashes now. So far, I have only had to replace a few blades and one gimbal ribbon cable, but the drone is now struggling to handle even a light breeze in GPS mode. I'm talking 4 to 6 mph here. It used to take 15 mph in stride, but now it...
  14. R

    Mavic vs. Wind

    How does everyone think it will do in the wind? I rarely give wind a thought with my P4 and Inspire 1
  15. embayweather

    Professional Wind speeds for first flights

    i have my P3P now, indeed I have had it for a few weeks. But health problems, rain and now wind keeps it grounded. I have some experience flying RC helicopters. But this is a new experience. Can someone advise me what sort of winds I should start to fly in please? I know what is recommended but...
  16. digital290

    Phantom Wind almost took down my bird.....

    I was in the process of testing several different parabolic antenna designs with surface wind at 5-7 mph. I had gotten out to 3000 ft and the video started to break up and I turned around to head back home. As I did, some incredible winds came in from a storm nearby and prevented my bird...
  17. K

    How Does Weather Affect Your Drone's Performance?

    Hi all, First off, I apologize in advance for the long post. Weather obviously plays a huge role in how your drone flies but it's not always clear how or why certain conditions affects your drone (especially for non-pilots). After researching online, on this forum, as well as from experienced...
  18. N

    Summer is here ! Pools, golf and sun on a lazy sunday with my DJI Phantom 3 Standard

    Summer is here ! So I thought I'd share a quick video I shot with my DJI Phantom 3 Standard capturing friends and family having fun at the pool ! Very windy conditions, but the Phantom handled just fine ! Check it out below !
  19. M

    Unique situation: Flew my phantom on backside of a wind turbine and it blew it off course!

    Taken down to avoid the "great debate"
  20. dougvg

    P3 performance in high winds.

    Each day, I shoot the same sequence of stills and video along this stretch of central Arizona's Verde River. These images will be used to test a new technique of monitoring changes in the River's flows and the health of its ecosystem. Since it's important to get as complete a record as...