Im a newb with less than 12 flights of any kind under my belt. I damn near lost my new toy today. Winds were calm, but brisk, 6-11mph. I go to make one last flight of the day and as soon as I get to 200ft, the winds jump to 20+mph! It took off like a bat out of hell. Nothing could stop it. I tried RTH, but at the lower power, it couldnt fight the wind. I kept watching it and it kept getting farther and farther away. At one point, it was 2600' away. I switched back to angle and went full power to me and got within 1300', but to no avail. Battery was dying. It finally made connection just as it was descending quickly. I immediately overlayed the telemetry data on google earth and drove to where it said it last was located. Lo and behold, I saw flashing lights in a field! The lights really helped because dusk was upon me. I am so lucky. It couldve gone down in the trees, but landed smoothly in a field. Lesson learned, dont fly if theres a chance of sustained winds over 10mph.