And Just FYI... from the Blade 200 S User Guide...
- "Keep the helicopter approximately 2 ft (600mm) above the ground."
- "We recommend flying your aircraft outside in calm winds or inside a large gymnasium."
- "Place the model onto a flat, level surface free of obstacles and walk back 30 feet (10 meters)"
* Text below taken from wikipedia... Fly/No-Fly decisions are of my own.
|0||Calm||< 1 knot||Calm. Smoke rises vertically.||Fly (Ideal)|
|1||Light air||1–3 knots||Smoke drift indicates wind direction. Leaves and wind vanes are stationary.||Fly|
|2||Light breeze||4–6 knots||Wind felt on exposed skin. Leaves rustle. Wind vanes begin to move.||Fly|
|3||Gentle breeze||7–10 knots||Leaves and small twigs constantly moving, light flags extended.||Fly or No Fly|
|4||Moderate breeze||11–16 knots||Dust and loose paper raised. Small branches begin to move.||Fly or No Fly
|5||Fresh breeze||17–21 knots||Branches of a moderate size move. Small trees in leaf begin to sway.||Fly or No Fly (Undesirable)|
|6||Strong breeze||22–27 knots||Large branches in motion. Whistling heard in overhead wires.
Umbrella use becomes difficult. Empty plastic bins tip over.
|28–33 knots||Whole trees in motion. Effort needed to walk against the wind.||No Fly|
|8||Gale,fresh gale||34–40 knots||Some twigs broken from trees. Cars veer on road.
Progress on foot is seriously impeded.
|9||Strong/severe gale||41–47 knots||Some branches break off trees, and some small trees blow over.
Construction/temporary signs and barricades blow over.
|10||Storm, whole gale||48–55 knots||Trees are broken off or uprooted, structural damage likely.||No Fly|
|11||Violent storm||56–63 knots||Widespread vegetation and structural damage likely.||No Fly|
|12||Hurricane force||≥ 64 knots||Severe widespread damage to vegetation and structures.
Debris and unsecured objects are hurled about.