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What wind speed triggers the 'wind velocity warning' alert?

jlh96

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I was flying today in high gusts, but didn't check beforehand what the gusts were lol. Does anyone know when the wind alert is triggered?
 

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As per the instruction in the manual, we are not supposed to fly at wind speed above 10m/s or 36km/hr.
Regarding the trigger in the app, I don`t think the Spark measures the wind speed directly to give the alert.
I think the alert comes depending on the load on the motors to work against the wind and maintain the AC's position.
 

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I use uav forecast and dark sky to monitor wind speeds aloft and general weather stuff both seem accurate
UAV Forecast is a "must have" app. It allows you to check conditions in advance and has saved me many wasted trips. I find that it is an extremely accurate predictor for the upcoming 8 hours but no more than that.

If I get the "High Wind Velocity" I'll lower my altitude. A second warning and I'm landing to wait out the winds for a few minutes.

Even the Mavic Pro can get taken away by unexpectedly high winds. The MP Forum is ripe with those stories so the Spark is even more susceptible. Until I started flying I had no idea how much stronger winds can be just 400' above me.
 
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UAV Forecast is a "must have" app. It allows you to check conditions in advance and has saved me many wasted trips. I find that it is an extremely accurate predictor for the upcoming 8 hours but no more than that.

If I get the "High Wind Velocity" I'll lower my altitude. A second warning and I'm landing to wait out the winds for a few minutes.

Even the Mavic Pro can get taken away by unexpectedly high winds. The MP Forum is ripe with those stories so the Spark is even more susceptible. Until I started flying I had no idea how much stronger winds can be just 400' above me.
This is very good advice. I was flying into the wind at about 150ft and suddenly my Spark just drifted with the wind for a few seconds to the degree I lost vis on it. I watched it fly over me and didn’t think to reduce height. If you still have control do what this advice says.
 
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