After a long period of cold weather with winds from the northeast, the winds turned and started to come in from a more southerly direction. That normally means somewhat milder temperatures here up in my neck of the wood at this time of year. And so it was this time as well.
All the a-little-too-late-for-Christmas snow started to melt and after some hours it got pretty slushy out there. But you know, the winds were there and coming undisturbed in from the water. Even the sun was fighting its way through the clouds so I grabbed a handful of kites, a drone, a couple of cameras and … three memory cards! So I was ready to fly some kites!
As I parked the car I noticed that the wind was stronger and the snow a lot more slushy than I’d anticipated. But the sun was shining so I put on the rucksack, hauled the kite bag over my shoulder and started the ten minutes (or so) walk down to the beach.
…and I was right. It was quite windy down there. I opened my fave weather app and checked out the current wind data. It read an average wind speed of 7,9m/sec (17,5mph) and up to 10,8m/sec (24mph) in the gusts. So I decided to leave the Mavic Mini in its bag. The combination of me being a novice drone pilot and too much wind …. no, not a good one!
So with the drone sitting safely in its bag, I started to rig a rok’ for a quick flight. It didn’t take long until I had it up there in the sea breeze!