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  1. damascus99

    May 1, 2016
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    Manchester uk
    Hi I'm new here and this is my first phantom but while I've had it 2 weeks I have only messed about in the back garden because it has been very windy and I don't want to take any risks with my first flight.
    Can someone tell me what is the maximum wind speed you can fly a phantom 4 ? As to me when I fly it to about 30 metres it does not look steady in the wind and I panic therefore bring it back down to about 2 metres.

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  2. WWK888

    Jan 31, 2016
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    The P4 is a beast in the wind. I just flew the other day and I launched in a valley and sent the bird up to a ridge line. It was a little gusty when I took off but I decided to fly anyway. When I downloaded my flight logs later I discovered the average wind speed was 36 mph and highest gust was 44 mph. Looking at the video you would think there was no wind at all.

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  3. r62ewa

    Mar 30, 2016
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    Even though the Phantom 4 is excellent in strong wind environments it sounds like you should wait for calmer days and learn to fly confidently before bringing it out in the wind. Don't try and outfly your skills. If you are nervous, then panic can take over if something out of the ordinary happens (a warning in the app, etc) and who knows what could happen then. I'd fly in good weather until you are comfortable, but yes, the Phantom does very well in windy conditions.
  4. Start Visit

    Apr 29, 2016
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    yes P4 is pretty good in any environment, but i would stay away from the trees area on the windy day.
  5. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Oct 30, 2014
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    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    In the Phantom manual, DJI recommends not flying in wind speeds exceeding 10 m/s (22 MPH). While the Phantom can technically fly in wind speeds higher than that, here are a few things to keep in mind:
    • Your Phantom won't be as steady, so the video footage might not be as smooth.
    • If your Phantom is flying into the wind on the way back to the home point, it's going to take longer than usual for it to return.
    • When flying in ATTI mode, it's going to be tougher to control your Phantom in high winds.
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