Couple things you shouldn’t do: 1. Fly anything in high winds and 2. Fly something in high winds for your very first flight. Guess what? I did both. As you’ll see in the shaky video, I was all over the place BUT the AR Drone 2.0 survived! I was surprised how hard the drone tried to stabilized itself while getting pounded left and right by the wind. I kept my height-limit to about 15m to make sure I don’t lose it.
Please don’t follow what I did if you don’t have any RC helicopter or RC plane flying experience. It helped a lot when it came to orientation and in making crash-saving maneuvers. I did manage to break the indoor hull after a couple of flips due to both wind and inexperience. But the actual drone did prove to be durable enough to handle hard landings and ugly flips to the ground. I’d recommend using the outdoor hull to prolong the propellers, flywheel and motor until you get the hang of flying a quadcopter. It’s an easy fix but you’d have to fork out at least $60 for a new motor.