Does any one measure wind speed before they fly at a location? If so what device do you use?..ok I know the trees move, the clouds travel across the sky etc
I think a few people use something like this, but not recommending it, I don’t have one.
I have one as @mickydd has posted, its good and very accurate, for ground speed only of course.
As we all know, what goes on several meters above is another matter.
Thanks both of you for your rapid responses.
Any more suggestions?
ditto, as above.
I have an anemometer like the one above, but , only good for ground speed.
UAV Forecast give height’s and speed
Sod the beer !, go storm chasing !!
Now that looks a great way to get on the leader board,150 MPH mavic 2,anyone?
I was out in something on Saturday. The message cam up ‘rotor overload’ so I waited a while and then returned to home
I have the Hover app which has a wind speed read out, but to be honest I tend to think your own judgement is the best guide here. If you’re not comfortable flying in that wind, don’t.
And lots of toilet paper for when it hits you
This helps me with wind info.
Just replaced the aerial and moved it all to a different chimney, and added a solar panel for the wind unit (even though the two batteries had lasted 3 years!).
Being just 500m from the Southampton Airport’s weather station, the airport METARs are really useful and accurate actuals (I really don’t trust forecasts! They can be totally inaccurate.).
So I can open just one eye in the morning and see my weather station display.
Or use the tv aerial and check the morning news which updates the weather every half hour
Only joking I don’t have a chimney