So you want to know if you can fly your Drone in windy conditions. Well the short answer is check your drone manual / specification, but if you are researching buying a drone we have some general information below that may help.
Consumer drones are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that are designed for personal use and hobby flying. They typically have a smaller size and lower cost compared to professional and industrial drones. When selecting a consumer drone, it’s important to consider its wind resistance level, as strong winds can cause instability and potentially damage the drone.
To help you choose a consumer drone that can withstand different levels of wind, here is a table that shows wind resistance levels in both mph and on the Beaufort Scale:
|Type of Consumer Drone||Wind Resistance (mph)||Wind Resistance (Beaufort Scale)|
|Mini Drones||Up to 15 mph||4 Bft|
|Compact/Toy Drones||15 – 20 mph||4-5 Bft|
|Mid-sized Consumer Drones||20 – 25 mph||5-6 Bft|
|Professional-Grade Consumer Drones||25 – 35 mph||6-7 Bft|
It’s important to note that these wind resistance levels are approximate and can vary depending on the specific model of the drone. Additionally, wind speeds can vary depending on the location and weather conditions, so it’s always important to exercise caution when flying a drone in windy conditions. Always consult the drone’s user manual and adhere to local regulations when flying a drone.