Thread: Discussion How windy is too windy?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 03:10 AM
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How windy is too windy?

The church parking lot was too restrictive to do anything more than hover. What with all the overhead lights, light posts, guywires, etc. So i had to stay low to the ground, It's good for the GeniusCP, but not something you'd want with a 450.

So i went to a different site i found, no trees, all around me is grass, and concrete roads with the houses yet to be built. Best of all, it's at the ednge of the village, less chance of anybody walking by.

450 sport. Is this too windy? (7 min 8 sec)

I'm using an 808 keychain camera. Likely a clone, the thing captures at 30fps 720p, but it looks more like an upscaled 15fps 480p. So it's kind hard figuring out where it's actually facing.

Do you guys think it's too windy? Just for reference, those are banana trees in the background so the ones beyond them are pretty tall. And you can probably tell the windspeed from the occasional dust cloud.

One thing is that after all the time i spent flying the GeniusCP in strong winds (Not as strong as in the video tho), keepong the heli under control was mostly just reflex. Awesome! It's a bit of a challenge keeping it in fron of the camera while flying in normal mode, but at no point did i feel like i lost control. Maybe next time i'll fly it in 3D mode and try doing figure eights, i'd rather start over from basics to get a feel of how different the heli handles.

LVC is about 10 minutes (Less nerve wracking when there are no wires overhead so i have more room). So i guess i'll be setting the timer for seven minutes?
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