fuzzybabybunny Posted December 18, 2016 Share Posted December 18, 2016 (edited) I've got an EN-B Ozone Spyder 26m2. I'm still trying to get a handle on the numeric value of the wind speed in knots I'm able to launch in, reason being that I need to read a wind report of a launch site that might be an hour away. Anything from 5kt and below is obviously ok. Unfortunately I don't have a wind meter (that I trust) to gauge speed when I'm at a site. I bought a cheap wind meter on eBay before and I would go to a site and it would read 7-8kt but I would still get dragged around. Am I really *this* bad at ground handling or is the wind meter just off by like 200%? It gets fuzzy around 10-15kt. Can I fly or not? Here's the wind forecast of where I'm at now: https://drive.google.com/a/victorlinphoto.com/file/d/0B7frWuNellxaNEpyQlRIREZtRW8/view?usp=drivesdk My wing is flapping about pretty wildly and it's not seemingly possible to get it into a wall. If I leave it unattended on the ground it'll start to blow away on its own. The Spyder is an ultralight wing which means it is really easy to launch in light winds. Unfortunately it seems this also means that it flies up too easily in stronger winds. As soon as it gets blown up 15 degrees or so (on its own, no tug on the A's) I'm getting dragged along, so I pull the brakes and run after it. It comes down, flies up again on its own, I pull on the brakes and run after it again, and the cycle repeats. But the forecast says it's less than 15kt? More like 13kt. In fact, other forecasts say it's only 6kt with 9kt gusts in my area (Windy app). https://drive.google.com/a/victorlinphoto.com/file/d/0B7frWuNellxaOElFaGttY3BBbkU/view?usp=drivesdk So what's your numeric criteria for wind speed? And what wing? What do you think *my* criteria should be? Edited December 18, 2016 by fuzzybabybunny Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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