Flying a drone in high winds is DANGEROUS ๐Ÿš๐ŸŒฌ

Flying a drone in high winds is DANGEROUS ๐Ÿš๐ŸŒฌ

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50 Comments

  1. ZIPPER on September 7, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    almost lost my evo 2 pro in 30mph gusting winds. never again. just because your drone is rated for a certain speed means you shouldnt fly. my new rule of thumb is half the wind speed for drone speed. so if your drone can fly 50mph don’t fly in higher than 25mph

  2. Jan Peter van Popta on September 7, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Still, the Phantom can handle a lot of wind.. I’ve flown in 30+knots winds, in sportsmode offcourse and sometimes scared of not getting it back… I fly with carbon props, which helps a lot I think (less ‘sloppy’). I always start and land aircatching, never failed, is on the beach the only safe way, since all other methods, going on the ground, result in ‘sanding’ the drone.

    Btw, if you want your drone back in high winds, try going at different heights, go from left to right… winds are not always steady. PS biggest problem with high winds, is that your gimbal will fail, which leaves you with an image from the camera in an angle, which, when that happened to me, scared the shit out of me, since I thought it went down ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS.. it can handle 40 knots winds…. guys from Volvo ocean race did that… and even start and landed it in an almost impossible way (on a moving boat, smashing through 4-5meter swells)…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ8VjOP9Oig

    the new Phantom to come on the market can go even faster, so should be able to handle more wind

  3. Barry Marks on September 7, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! I lost a drone once in high winds once. Couldn’t recover it cos it crashed in the woods. Since then, I watch for the winds on weather monitoring websites like ClimaCell or Weatherbit. But sometimes it is hard to avoid high winds, especially when I get tempted by dramatic skies.

  4. SUMESH DHAN MANKARA on September 7, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    I am sumesh dhan
    From KERALA

  5. Vรฃmsรฎ Yendetรฎ on September 7, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Hiiii bro I’m from India can i get drone from you please send me the drone bro please my contact number 9908959337

  6. Kuhny1 on September 7, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Easy solution, build an acro mode freestyle/race quad.

    Top speeds well over 60mph…

  7. Mary Kay Ulsamer on September 7, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks for a great wind tutorial and the tip on Sport Mode.

  8. Tim Moses on September 7, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks for the video!
    Wind conditions can change on a dime here, and Iโ€™ve had a few hairy flights over time. The very first and most effective thing to do as soon as you feel the drone being carried away by the wind is to bring it down to the lowest safe altitude. Even if it seems hopeless the drone usually begins to respond at around 80ft.
    Map out clear safe open areas in the vicinity ahead of time (particularly downwind) so you can bring it down in an emergency if need be.
    Worst thing to do (and I only made this mistake once!) is to panic and hit the Return To Home mode. That will automatically raise the altitude of the drone and its automatic responses will be too slow almost guaranteeing that it will blow away like a kite.

  9. Geoff Lee on September 7, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    I just lost my Mavic MINI today,

  10. Steven Dowling on September 7, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Great video Thanks.. I live near the White Cliffs of Dover! So I guess Iโ€™ll be very very careful flying there.. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  11. Jez Marshall on September 7, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Useful advice. You fly directly over some houses in the video is that legal?

  12. Siamect on September 7, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Dji drones don’t have any sensor that measure speed relative to the air. That means that the software speed limit is either relative to ground, or it is just a rough estimation based on the tilt angle.

  13. Pixies Channel on September 7, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I don’t like flying in high winds I just don’t want to lose my drone.

  14. ns90 on September 7, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Another thing you can if the drone is unable to return against high winds is to return in a 2-part movement, so as to return into the wind diagonally twice instead of head on.

  15. yagle hoole on September 7, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks for the info. A mention of what Atti mode is would be of great help. Morons like me watch drone vids too, you know? Thx.

  16. LIAM FENWICK on September 7, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Awesome video man, nice tips

  17. Florencio Sanchez on September 7, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    why you put the antennas in V position ?

  18. XryanXDx gaming on September 7, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    My 30 dollar drone cant even fly at simple wind

  19. Bad Dealer on September 7, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Bought My First Drone Today. Almost Lost That Thing And It Wasnโ€™t That Windy. Maybe 5-10 Mph.
    Glad I Didnโ€™t Spend $500 For My First Drone

    Its A MJX RC Bugs 4c

  20. Infinity Drones on September 7, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    @Tony & Chelesea Northrup Is there no possibility that the drone will flip? Example, If I’m flying my Mavic pro in 25-30 wind, with 35-45mph gusts… will it not flip the drone?

  21. Nodeos 3000 on September 7, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Hey y’all do whatever y’all want with YALL drone he cant control you cause you y’all bought it with money so its yours so do what you want

  22. Lรขm Huy Ngรด on September 7, 2021 at 11:27 pm

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  23. Tomas Villegas on September 7, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Giving me nightmares to that one time I flew my Mavic Pro in high winds and had to use some tree lines and building to fly back to me.

  24. Robert Serbagi on September 7, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    sports mode!

  25. Johan Schoeman on September 7, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    It is true what Tim Moses say by going down to the lowest safe altitude in high winds. I have two drones the Fimi X8 SE and the Hubsan Zino Pro+ I don’t know why the Hubsan Zino Pro+ can only fly at max 10m/s and the sports mode do not kick in for a higher speed. But I did notice that the drone speed can go up to 14 m/s on the return to home when activated, which helped me getting my Hubsan Zino Pro+ back in high winds. Just a hint to Hubsan Zino Pro+ owners.

  26. Jeff Cranford on September 7, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Iโ€™ve always wanted one of them. Iโ€™m just too afraid I would get it stuck on top of the tree.

  27. Alan Leong on September 7, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Very useful! but how do I know what the wind speed is? do I buy a tool? ?

  28. ะฏั€ะพัะปะฐะฒ ะœะธั…ะฐะนะปะธะฝ on September 7, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    That’s why the only small UAV for strong weather is a helicopter with cyclic pitch control.

  29. RC Croatia Channel RC life on September 7, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Like a Sailboat just Aircraft

  30. nin6246 on September 7, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    The DJI Inspire can only go 55 mph? The software won’t let it go faster even though it is capable of higher speed? Did Apple make the software?

  31. smaller than a grain of sand on September 7, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    My record is 87,2 km/h with a p4 std

  32. Tony & Chelsea Northrup on September 7, 2021 at 11:39 pm

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  33. Rockerguy Boy on September 7, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Yesh i lost my kf-600 drone

  34. Purplerain dropstudio on September 7, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Good information I have been flying R/c helicopters for years winds

  35. SUMESH DHAN MANKARA on September 7, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    My drone is phantom 4
    When there is wind when the drone is running going down and up
    Nor can it be controlled remotely
    What will be its problem

  36. Bob Brown on September 7, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    My best is 103kmh on the P3 and 99kmhb on the mavic. Burned 70% of the battery flying into the headwind before flying it back at top speed. Flying it at a 45 degree angle seems to yield slightly more Top speed.

  37. Henrik on September 7, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    are you update that phantopm for Mavic 2 Pro / zoom ?

  38. DroneWolf Media on September 7, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Been bingeing on your older content when I came across this informative video.
    I’ve made it a habit to hand launch & catch it when it returns when winds are over 8-10 mph. Here in Idaho we can have a steady wind of 5 mph, but it will often gust at 10-15. I’ve had a number of instances where my P4P would get caught in one of these gusts, causing it to tip over and ruin a prop or two, so hand launching/catching resolves this problem. For those new to drones, obviously please be care if you try this yourself and I would only advise doing this with the Phantom series, as you really don’t have a good place to grab if you’re flying a Mavic or even an Inspire.
    I have seen some guys manage it with the Inspire series, but it can be a bit tricky.
    Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ‘

  39. Paul Yalung on September 7, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Sir tony? You do drone too cool. I always watch your video for photography sweet you do this too take care

  40. Jishan Saifi on September 7, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    What happens when drone totally wet in rain? (Dji phantom 4 pro

  41. mediamannaman on September 7, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    This is helpful content. Thanks, Northrups.

  42. RyRy Wags on September 7, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Good information to adhere to!

  43. AbleDelta on September 7, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    If you have to fly a job and wind is within limits, it’s profitable to be able to safely work on suboptimal days. It’s sets the top pilots apart from less experienced.

  44. Robert Serbagi on September 7, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    blocked from the wind to land. You are Wrong! it helps but not needed!!!

  45. Norm Hiscock on September 7, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I can’t even fly a kite in high winds let alone a drone.

  46. Finn Ryan on September 7, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    ok

  47. The Void2 on September 7, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Too late i fly them in high speed

  48. Marcio Goes on September 7, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Whereโ€™s should I click to dislike it twice?

  49. Proffitt's Drone Service on September 7, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Do not use the automatic takeoff feature on the DJI Go app for taking off in windy conditions. Instead, move the sticks both in and down to get the motors spinning and then go to full throttle to quickly get it off the ground so it doesn’t tip over. Also, hand catch it when landing. I actually hand catch mine all the time and take off using the aforementioned method just so I don’t tip the drone over….."anymore". Oh, and when you do tip one over, it’s best to just go ahead and replace the props. They’re cheap; your drone is not.

  50. Delawares Realtor Nick on September 8, 2021 at 12:03 am

    INCREDIBLE! I honestly never,ever thought about a few points you made, and that could have been very risky. Much much appreciated my good sir

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