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What is your maximum wind speed

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Hi all, first post here.
Have been grounded from flying for past two weeks due to strong winds from Antarctic.
Noticed a recent post on Kitesurfing that said the Inspire 1 handled 20mph wind pretty good.
What would be the maximum wind gust speed before you cancel the day.
I'm using uavforecast.com which is of great assistance.
 
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20mph is 8.9m/s.. The Inspire is advertised as good for 10m/s and I have been flown in at least 15m/s in the gusts.
45 degree angle against the wind and rocksteady, when I was taking AEB-shots flawlessly.
 
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That's a pretty cool website!.. I have flown in 20mph winds with gusts to 25, not as fun as a calm day, but she will handle it, but to answer your question, I call it at 20 mph. This depends of course on the flight area.
 
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As mentioned, flight path and observation areas of concern should always be on your flight list...Pay extra close attention landing if, or switching to/from ATTI... Take it from experience lol.. All but soiled my pants.. Good winds are an EXCELLENT DAY to do tailwind SPEEDTESTS...
 
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I have flown in a little upwards of 23 miles per hour.... gusting a little more, the INspire handles it amazingly well.
I would not want to be flying ATTI in those kind of winds as the thing can really start getting away from you very quickly.
 
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Flying the I1 in windforces up to 6 Beaufort (10.8-13.8 meters/sec) is not recommended but does not appear to be a problem, especially if one stays in Visual Line of Sight. Be careful though: Going back with a headwind of 14 mtr/sec takes 4 times longer than travelling away with a tailwind of 14 mtr/sec. Taking steady HQ videos will be tricky with Windforce 6. Chances are that the legs sometimes will appear in the image.

Recently I have written an small article about Wind vs Inspire-1: http://www.hobbypiloot.nl/Artikelen/ArtMID/1316/ArticleID/39/Wind-versus-max-drone-snelheidafstand (it's in dutch, with google translation to other languages). In enclosed picture you can see the calculated max. distance that one can fly with a particular wind force. It's just a theoretical exercise though, reality may differ slightly (e.g. due sudden wind gusts).
 

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As mentioned, flight path and observation areas of concern should always be on your flight list...Pay extra close attention landing if, or switching to/from ATTI... Take it from experience lol.. All but soiled my pants.. Good winds are an EXCELLENT DAY to do tailwind SPEEDTESTS...
Agree--I got 62mph with a KILLER tailwind in ATTI.
Fun.
 

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