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08-31-2013 08:08 PM  5 years agoPost 1
icanfly

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simple as that, 25mph/35kmh winds, who rules? Quad/Octo or helicopter?

What's your experience with a multi rotor in high winds and what are some of the pitfalls? like shorter battery time, too much bobbling, rough take off and landing, gps holding abilities, and that sort of thing

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09-07-2013 10:53 PM  5 years agoPost 2
steve 01

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I fly my quad in 25 MPH winds and I can stay on target, the amp draws is a few amps higher but with a brushless gimble the video still looks good but the quad is laying on its side fighting the wind !

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09-08-2013 04:49 AM  5 years agoPost 3
xxSLOANxx

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Heli

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11-01-2013 05:01 AM  5 years agoPost 4
tech1

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How about 45MPH / 60KMH winds? That is more like a windy day.

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11-01-2013 12:11 PM  5 years agoPost 5
steve 01

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We are having that today ! I dont plan on testing it though !!

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11-05-2013 11:30 PM  5 years agoPost 6
icanfly

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both would suffer under very high winds, quads due to fixed pitch and helis due to the blade foil under pitch, that is unless the heli were souped up for higher rpm. I think a smaller disc rotating at higher rpm would be more effective in high winds. High rpm defeating winds is proven, unfortunately with quad/octos there's only smaller rotors to go with for high rpm.

Why two blade helis aren't a great platform for cams seem to be based mostly on vibes from the motor and rotor. More blades equal less vibes any way you cut it and there's lots f tricks to isolate a gimble effectively. I know a cp heli outperforms a quad octo. The heli 3 axis gyros LIKE high rpm.

I know of a high lift aerial platform which is not a quad/octo and not a traditional heli and is the best most stable and maneuverable air born high lift vehicle, unfortunately costing several times the price of heli and/or quad based systems, thus why it is not a popular format.

When you kick up rpm on a heli you reduce the aoa of the blades thereby reducing a tendency to become lofted by wind.

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