Wind is not a problem for the Inspire 1
The wind was blowing at a steady 20-30mph and there were light polls and trees everywhere. I do not usually fly over in Kihei but I really wanted to get some skateboard footage along this sidewalk. This was the perfect test before I go fly half a mile out over the water to film windsurfing.
It seemed to drift a bit when I first took off and seemed to really lock into position after I put the landing gear up. You will see in the video how stable it is in such windy conditions, the palm tree footage should give you a pretty good idea of the type of winds that were going. I am not sure the Phantom could handle this much wind this easily but because of the Inspires higher voltage, larger props, more powerful motors, and more aggressive flight software it did not have any issues. Even when I went full stick into the wind it managed to get up to a respectable speed although it was obviously sluggish.
So this thing is cool, but can it fly in wind?
So the goal of this test was to see if I could make a short video clip of my friend skating down this sidewalk along the beach in Kihei. I also wanted to practice getting different angles from ground cameras on the ground to make the video a bit more interesting. I ALSO wanted to start talking more in my videos because I think it makes them more useful and gives it more personality. What do you guys think of all this? Check out the video below and let me know!
Conclusion? Yea, it flies really well in the wind.