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Question:Which is the wind speed range (maximum) when mapping with balloon?

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by edugil | November 08, 2017 11:07 | #15160

Engineer interested in mapping with balloons but my area is very windy.


Solved, ballons --> no wind, kites --> wind :)

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Hi @edugil
The rule of thumb I've used in the past is if the wind is over 10mph, go for a kite! check out these wiki pages: - https://publiclab.org/wiki/aerial-photography - https://publiclab.org/wiki/how-to-map

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I am at high altitude (6,000 ft) and if there is even 5 m.p.h. it is near impossible to fly. I am using high grade helium from a welding shop and still struggle with any sort of wind.

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