Originally Posted by guroos
What would be the maximum wind speed a total noob should be trying to fly this bird in?
General opinions sought, I know it can't be definitive.
I tried today in 27kmh and naturally aborted very quickly. It didn't seem that strong until I got to the park. So if I have an idea then I'll know not to get my hopes up.
If the wind is swaying tree branches and there are "waves" running on meadows, the wind is too strong for the plane. SkySurver/Bixler/whatever is quite light and not very aerodynamically "clean" so it quite struggles against wind. Some light to medium breeze is quite enjoyable, though, and it soars pretty well on the slope.
There's also the skill of the pilot and the plane set up. I crashed my plane in wind that I would certainly manage fine later on.