It's not that simple.
We fly in some severe winds quite often , the drone flying in winds of 35 mph is acceptable but the Problem is not the drone its the Gimbal. 25 /30 Mph should be your cut off to protect the gimbal unless you are proficient at flying directly into the wind and back.
I already explained that there's no magic safe/unsafe windspeed in post #2.22.37 mph
I already explained that there's no magic safe/unsafe windspeed in post #2.
That number from DJI is misleading and is not the answer to the OP's question.
A flyer could easily get into trouble flying in 15 mph winds, if they fly off some distance downwind and have to push against a 22 mph headwind to get home.
Or they could fly quite safely in 25+ mph winds if they didn't allow the drone to go far downwind.
DJI suggested that 22 mph is the max wind resistance ie the maximum wind that the drone can hover in without being blown off position, but that isn't even correct.
The drone has a top speed in P-GPS mode of 16 metres/sec, (35 mph) and can hold position hovering up to that level (but it would need a sheltered position to launch from).
The maximum safe windspeed for flying depends on how far and in what direction the drone is going to be flown.
Someone above tried to explain that the Max wind resistance that DJI shows in the specs, is not the maximum wind speed that the drone can safely fly in.DJI Store has all the specs on each drone
Well the DJI Phantom 4 disclaimer document states that you should not fly a P4P in winds exceeding 22mph. So if you attempt to turn a drone in under your care refresh, DJI will look at your log files and determine the wind condition. If they determine they were greater than 22 mph, they may not honor the claim.Someone above tried to explain that the Max wind resistance that DJI shows in the specs, is not the maximum wind speed that the drone can safely fly in.
They also tried to explain that there's no simple safe/not safe wind speed and the issue is more complex than that.
You are correct ... they do say that.
Mayby one day they might get it right,,bad enough with my misinformation, sometimes,ok most times,You are correct ... they do say that.
In the same document that says to avoid flying over bodies of water.
DJI documentation has lots of other misinformation like:
How you fly the drone is a lot more important that the wind speed.
- recalibrate the compass before flying at a new location
- discharge your batteries before flying on a passenger plane.
Thinking windspeed without considering direction and how that affects your flight can be a big mistake.