Environmental conditions

To ensure flight safety, advisories for certain environmental conditions need to be followed.

Check the weather forecast (e.g., on windfinder) for wind, rain, and temperature. Gather information about the condition of the site, e.g., intensity of radiation fields and altitude above mean sea level. Make sure environmental conditions are as follows:

  • Wind gusts must not exceed 30 km/h (8 m/s, 16 kts). Check with the anemometer before flying and do not fly if gusts on the ground exceed 6 m/s in open fields (in confined spaces you have to rely on forecasts only). As a rule of thumb, wind speeds of 6m/s at ground level in open fields correspond to wind speeds of ~8m/s at 10m-20m altitude (forecast altitude) and ~10m/s in 100m altitude. WingtraOne will return to home (RTH) automatically if wind speeds exceed 12m/s during flight. If you fly in high winds, check our recommendations in the Flying in windy conditions article.
  • Do not fly in case of rain, snow, or fog
  • Ambient temperature must lie between -10 and 40 degree Celsius (25 and 104 Fahrenheit)
  • Do not fly in areas which probably have high-intensity radiation
  • Do not fly at an altitude of more than 3000m above mean sea level

 

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