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10-18-2004 05:12 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Duracizer

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I'm curious as to how strong the wind would have to be (mph) for you guys not to fly?...

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10-18-2004 05:56 PM  13 years agoPost 2
pcliftonjr

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Phoenix, AZ

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At around 25 MPH my Raptor 50 has to work really hard....

Paul

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10-18-2004 06:08 PM  13 years agoPost 3
greenboot

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Marblehead, OH

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Your question is a bit like asking a bunch of fishermen "How big was the one that got away?"

Generally above 15mph it's less enjoyable to fly. At 20mph you are in survival mode. Gusting above 25 would take some luck to get down in one piece. A lot depends on local terrain and turbulance. A steady wind is not as big a problem.

Tom

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10-18-2004 06:10 PM  13 years agoPost 4
blockatvalpo

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At 15, I won't go out, I tried it once and it is a work out. 10 isn't bad, you just have to be alert.

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10-18-2004 06:12 PM  13 years agoPost 5
gt900uk

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Yeah i reckon like the others 15 to 20mph is starting to push it!

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10-18-2004 06:16 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Darksider

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for me it's not so much about the speed of the wind as the consistency, if it's a continuous 20 mph wind, you can judge what the heli's gonna do and use it to help you fly the heli, if it's a gusting 15mph wind, it can be very hard to judge how your heli will react, so i tend to avoid flying if it's very gusty, that being said it's good practice to fly in the wind, within reason.

Gareth

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10-18-2004 06:30 PM  13 years agoPost 7
sharam

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Northern California​- Fly at Morgan Hill​Field

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At about 25 mph, I pack it in.

My big Robbe Cuatro (800 mm blades; 13.5 lbs) can sit in a nice calm hover in 30 mph winds but I can't blink the dirt out of my eyes fast enough to see what I am doing!!

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10-18-2004 06:35 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Rotor

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My 60 size will handle more than 25 but it's not fun after 25...

My motto is this..Fly...Rebuild...Fly

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10-18-2004 06:58 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Duracizer

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I myself fly a 30 and find that anything between 10-15mph really increases my pucker factor and it becomes less enjoyable to fly...I just ran out during my lunch break to try and fly (15mph) and although I could keep her steady within a few feet I didn't venture into forward flight for fear of her sky rocketting...

Of course that's just me, I don't have the nerve to push it

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10-18-2004 07:13 PM  13 years agoPost 10
wolfdad

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If you're flying a .30, then anything above about 5-8 kts is pushing the envelope. We went out yesterday with winds at (predicted) 10-12 kts. and everytime I turned upwind with the Voyager .50, I was getting kicked up 20-25 feet. Now, when I swapped over to the Vigor .91, altogether different story and the wind just made it that much more fun and the Intrepid was a dream in those winds. Only thing I have found you need to be mindful of is in your turns. If you get too steep in a bank and get caught by a gust or even steady-state wind, you wil find yourself in a very quick side-slip.

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10-18-2004 07:23 PM  13 years agoPost 11
G-DAVE

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For me it's about how much pleasure I'm getting out of flying . The models are willing but over 15 knots I can find something else to do.
Dave

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10-18-2004 08:03 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Super Phreek

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Sunny Lancaster,​California

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Over the weekend it was running about 16 gusting to 25. Great for autos, not for hovering or FFF. Into the wind it would crawl but downwind, it would haul.

Derek

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10-18-2004 08:11 PM  13 years agoPost 13
Airwolf crazy

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Lancaster, PA

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Getting faster

Greetings,

For the most part I try to stay out of wind that is blowing more than 10mph. I have flown in higher wind speeds but I being in the learning stages I was fighting with the wind and really nervious. I agree that steady wind is much better to work in then the gusty wind.

Now that I am moving into forward flight (thanks Peter and Harris) I am also braving winds that are a bit faster.

Christopher

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10-18-2004 08:26 PM  13 years agoPost 14
Furious Predator

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If my heli can put up with it then i'm out there. I noticed once the heli was getting slugish on the cyclic, brought her down and discovered ice had built up on about 2/3 of the leading edge of the blades. I had been flying in foggy conditions with about 400 foot visibility range, and was only just about 0 degrees C. packed it up when i saw the ice, some had already broken off and god knows how fast and where it went.

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10-18-2004 10:57 PM  13 years agoPost 15
ShuttleSmasher

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Some times its fun to fly in high winds, I once when out when the forcast was for 60 Mph gusts. Don't think it every got that bad, but it was great fun flying down wind. The speed was balistic. Must of taken half a tank of fuel gettin it back upwind, seemed to take ages, but once there,and down wind again Zoooooooooooomm. Great Fun

When at charmouth, on the sunday i when the weather was bad and everyone when slope soarin with the zaggi's i was really tempted to see how well my 50 would have managed in that wind. Heli slope soaring, now that would be fun!

Gary

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10-18-2004 11:07 PM  13 years agoPost 16
Hotwings

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Florida, West Palm​Beach.

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Stop When----

a full gallon can of fuel turned edgeways into the wind, blows over.

that was always the cut off point in our club in South Carolina, now no one flys in tht kind of wind on purpose, have your hands ever been so cold you dropped the trans and didn't know it!?? BEEN THERE DONE THAT!
not any more thanks god,
c-ya Ron

Please cancel my clearance, I have the field in sight. Got my RW Turbine Waiver, need lottery!

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10-19-2004 12:36 AM  13 years agoPost 17
Peter65

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Roxby Downs, South​Australia.

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Come on where's the sense of adventure

40kph (25mph) is a lot to fly in. Definately have to pick your landing carefully

Laughing at yourself will lengthen your life. Laughing at me will shorten it...

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10-19-2004 01:03 AM  13 years agoPost 18
matty

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I think someone copyed and pasted this one?? word for word????

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