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UAV Forecast vs Airdata
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sbonev
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Hello,  i was wondering if anybody compared the wind profiles of both apps, as i noticed UAV Forecast seems to have higher values than Airdata. For example in today's flight according to the UAV wind profile above 50 m there were 27km/h gusts and all was red, while airdata was more conservative showing a lot less gusts and wind speed in height up to 120 m. And i didn't notice too strong winds nor got any notification for strong winds, also got to above 100 m without issues and overall it was all calm. So my question is has anybody compared them? which one is more reliable? i am more inclined to believe to Airdata so far, from what i have seen.
2020-2-22
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DJI Stephen
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Hello and good sbonev. Thank you for reaching out and for the inquiry. I hope that you will get the best feed back from our valued DJI co pilots who had compared the UAV Forecast vs Airdata. Thank you and have a safe flight always.
2020-2-22
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Bussty
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I have given up on UAV Forecast I don't know if it's cos I'm surrounded by mountains but it has repeatedly advised I can fly on days we had shocking wind and the opposite on some calmer days. I know it uses more than just wind to work it out but still I have had better results just guessing and using a  cheap hand held anometer.
2020-2-22
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Spark_Pilot_XxXx
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Germany
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For me works uav forecast well
2020-2-22
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m80116
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I am pretty pleased with UAV accuracy but I am in a completely different zone. I use www.ventusky.com at home for winds forecast.
2020-2-22
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Traxx119
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Canada
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Have never tried Airdata. I always use UAV Forecast and it works well for me.
2020-2-22
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Ingo Sundowner
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United Kingdom
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There are differences between the two and if I'd only use UAV, I'd never fly. Using AD's only I'd probably experience my first fly away. Best to have a look at the clouds, wind etc
2020-2-23
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sbonev
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Ingo Sundowner Posted at 2-23 02:20
There are differences between the two and if I'd only use UAV, I'd never fly. Using AD's only I'd probably experience my first fly away. Best to have a look at the clouds, wind etc

that is the thing - as good as it might be yesterday UAV was showing green only up to 50 m and more than 8 m/s wind and 18 m/s gusts above that... and on the ground if i remember correctly 4-5 m/s.. the thing is it was not even close! airdata was totally in acceptable range of wind and gusts - up to 120 m...and i went up to 100 m - it was totally normal not a single breeze! now is the same - all day is red according to UAV, according to airdata there are high winds, but still manageable now, and in the afternoon all is red. And from what i see i don't believe much to UAV...
2020-2-23
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BobB
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m80116 Posted at 2-22 13:28
I am pretty pleased with UAV accuracy but I am in a completely different zone. I use www.ventusky.com at home for winds forecast.

Thanks for this link. First i saw this one. Good to have a few extra in case your go tos site is down at the time you need info
2020-2-23
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