09 January 2015

Fighting the wind

I wanted to get in a short flight before all the snow melted, so I programmed a short autonomous flight around the neighborhood. Perhaps I should have entitled this video "beware the wind," because it was definitely a factor. The current weather shows winds out of the west at 14 mph and gusting to 26 mph. As you see particularly in the first minute of the flight (and then at the end), the Phantom is heading southwest and really fighting the wind to stay on course and speed. It seems that today's flight is a good measure for what you can expect out of the Phantom under similar windy conditions.

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