Lets talk about the MaVic in the Wind

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  1. edoginasia

    edoginasia Member

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    I like to fly my Mavic in Hawaii and right now we have wind..
    No problem, my P3A handled.
    The Mavic seems like she is working to make way into the wind.
    Is it me, maybe I am in the wrong mode..
    I have been flying 15knots to 25knots..and gusting more.
    The Mavic has been not making way at times...
    So my only answer is to fly upwind early and back downwind later on the battery..
    but such a shame, my Phantom cut through the wind no problems..
    anyone else has input?
     
  2. The Editor

    The Editor Well-Known Member

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    Was this in sport mode? If not then it's what I would expect and within spec.
     
  3. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member

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    Classy :rolleyes:

    And yes the Mavic isn't as good in windy conditions as the P4, DJI were quite open about that from the start.
     
  4. kmaluo

    kmaluo Well-Known Member

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    Yup, gotta fly in Sport mode in 15 to 20mph winds. In theory it won't even move in P mode flying into a 20mph headwind. It will move backwards in anything stronger. It should hit 40mph in that same 20mph tailwind returning.

    Winds should be down now with only 8mph on Sunday!
     
  5. Ryan Reynoso

    Ryan Reynoso Active Member

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    What differences are there when in sport mode besides it being faster?

    Going to Hawaii (Oahu) soon, what cool places are there to fly at?
     
  6. kmaluo

    kmaluo Well-Known Member

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    No obstacle avoidance in Sport mode, and once in a GREAT while you may see a prop.

    North shore is always cool to shoot, as well as the east side beaches when it's not windy. Plenty mountains to shoot too. There's FAA inspectors wandering around so make sure you notify helipad or control towers if you need to.
     
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