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Discussion in 'Q500 4K Discussion' started by Ron_Dog, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. Ron_Dog

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    What is the highest wind you have flown your Q 500 in? I'm wanting to fly tomorrow,but the forcast is for wind from 10-15mph. Being new to the Q 500,I haven't had much flight time with it,and I'm not sure how well it handles the wind? Thanks,Ron
     
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    You will be fine with 10-15 as long as you do not have gusts to go with it, gusting winds, even frequently do the worst control damage:(
     
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    Thanks,I didn't know how much wind the Q 500 could stand! I've heard stories about them not being able to penetrate high winds,and getting blown backwards with the wind. Bumpy flights don't bother me ( might make the video/pics worthless?),as I've been flying RC for over 40 years. Thanks for the information,Ron
     
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    No problems, Fly safely my friend!
     
  5. Ron_Dog

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    I once flew my old 350QX V1 in thirty mph winds. That was a mistake as the GPS wouldn't hold it in position and it took full forward stick just to hold position! It was one of those (kiss the ground) experences once I got it down. :eek: LOL!
     
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    Be aware that the wind may push on the camera and spin the Q around. The front mounted camera makes the Q tricky to fly into wind or a crosswind. If you keep the camera pointed downwind you can fly in any direction without much problem. The rule I always use with the Q on windy days is to always fly upwind after launch. If you can't fly upwind, then you have to land and put her away. Also try to find a landing location that is a bit more protected from wind gusts to save your props.
     
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    Glad to see you back on here DC. Haven't seen anything from you for quite some time.
     
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    Where ever you've been, glad your back, missed your post.....
     
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    Thanks Milt ! Good to be back with all my flying buddies! How's the H been treating you?
     
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    Working great now, check Yuneec Skyview Goggles post
     
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    Thanks for that information!
     
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