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12-12-2004 06:29 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Dsquared

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North Kent, UK

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Okay, it's cold, windy and wet.

I normally don't mind the typical British winter weather but this year it's all different.

At the end of August I bought my first helicopter and all I want to do now is to be out there flying. But with weather like this and the short days, I can't get out and have fun.

I suppose it's just going to have to be a few more hours in front of the PC with the simulator.


RC Helicopters = a great hobby with some great people around, on RunRyder, to give you all the advice you could ever hope for.


David

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12-12-2004 06:41 PM  13 years agoPost 2
skycom

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Shropshire, UK

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man, just get out there and fly. Dont let a little weather put you off. If you dont fly in 'bad' weather you'll never fly at all in the UK
Couple of solutions come to mind:
1) thermal gear and a transmitter mit
2) move to somewhere like forida.

Personally I'm aiming at option 2

http://www.smhc.org.uk/
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12-12-2004 06:54 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Drunk Monk

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Preston, UK

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You'll need to learn to fly when it's cold and windy. I personally don't fly when it's wet

I'm waiting to get my hands on a tx mitt to see how they feel


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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12-12-2004 06:57 PM  13 years agoPost 4
johnb

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Guildford, Surrey UK

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must be the country, i managed a whole day of flying today Numb thums on a few occasions though!!!

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12-12-2004 07:05 PM  13 years agoPost 5
eSmith

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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I never paid attention to the weather as much in my life as I do now with my heli. Since getting into the hobby, I hit the weather site daily.

I was nervous in wind at first, it was intimidating to fly my 30 in gusty wind. Seemed to blow the training gear all over the place. I don't mind flying in the wind now, it can be a lot of fun playing with it, enough wind can get your 30 to climb like a 60.

The weather where I am can be crappy a lot so you get used to waiting and watching for the good days. You'll get used to it.

-eSmith.

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12-12-2004 07:16 PM  13 years agoPost 6
daren

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Apart from being cold it was a good day today, just enough wind to get the smoke moving.

With out a breeze this happens


There's me and a raptor 90 inverted in here somewhere

Daren
Using the ground to reverse engineer

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12-12-2004 07:28 PM  13 years agoPost 7
w.pasman

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I just take a winterstop when the temp drops below 15C and the rainy automn weather starts. Pick it up in february on the sim, and outdoors again in march if weather permits.

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12-12-2004 07:57 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Mike557

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Only missed one day in the last 14 to windy(20 mph).
Been out for 6 hrs today (sun) tranni mit works fine with charcole pocket warmer
Been fling 30 years if I waited for nice weather I'd still be witing for somone to take off my model

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12-12-2004 08:04 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Dsquared

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Yep, today would have been a good day down here too. Unfortunately, a heavy night last night prevented a trip to the field


The short days are the real problem for me at the moment, and obviously high wind will limit flying. I'm always checking the wind speeds on http://www.MetCheck.com for those good days. Fingers crossed for some calm days during my two weeks of Christmas holidays!


At what wind speed do you think "No flying today"?

David

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12-12-2004 08:12 PM  13 years agoPost 10
daren

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At what wind speed do you think "No flying today"?
Depends on your flying skills and weight of heli,


If you place heli on flightline set away and the wind blows it over trust me its too windy

Daren
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12-12-2004 08:17 PM  13 years agoPost 11
UKPete

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Highwycombe Bucks England

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In bad wheather conditions this is what you need!.

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12-12-2004 08:18 PM  13 years agoPost 12
AshleyDavis

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Southampton, UK

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When it gets up to about 25mph and gusty I start to think about it being too windy. Depends on the model though, the bigger they are the better they handle the wind.

Ashley.

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12-12-2004 08:19 PM  13 years agoPost 13
Dsquared

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That's cool UKPete!

I want one!

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12-12-2004 08:29 PM  13 years agoPost 14
UKPete

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Highwycombe Bucks England

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Flying in S.H.1.T makes those sunny calm days just that bit more special!
Unless your rebuilding on the sunny day from the previous S.H.1.T day!

Ah and now i have a signature!

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12-12-2004 08:51 PM  13 years agoPost 15
UKPete

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Highwycombe Bucks England

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How to determine whether flying conditions are suitable.

1:Tie some string arround the tail of the helicopter,

2:Hold the helicopter up by the string.

3:If the wind blows it at a 90° angle i would call it a day!.

Pete.


Flying in S.H.1.T makes those sunny calm days just that bit more easier and special!

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12-12-2004 08:54 PM  13 years agoPost 16
heligoole

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yorkshire,uk

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ive taken to fly no matter how bad the weather as long as its dry and not force 10 winds...i too prefer not to fly when its raining..but i must admit i said today at the local club field i wished for somewhere hot climate as im *****ing sick o freezing and frost on thumbs!!!!!hot coffee in flask warmed the frosty thumbs

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12-12-2004 09:01 PM  13 years agoPost 17
Ted Toth

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Myrtle Beach S.C.

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You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.

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12-12-2004 09:35 PM  13 years agoPost 18
UKPete

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Highwycombe Bucks England

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At 90° Welcome to big wonderful Wyoming!
Great post Ted!.
Is it realy that bad there?.
Pete.


Flying in S.H.1.T makes those sunny calm days just that bit more easier and special!

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12-12-2004 10:33 PM  13 years agoPost 19
rcheliheaddaz

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Sth Wales / UK

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geeze Daren hampshire that engine is smoking some aint it.

sorry couldn't resist. I must agree the weather here in Wales aint been much to write about. Have managed to get some flying in but nowhere near as much as I'd like.

Still 2005 might be a better year touch wood.

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12-12-2004 11:29 PM  13 years agoPost 20
Boatman

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North Kent, England

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north kent

Dsquared where do you fly..r u in my area?

i also live in north kent but belong to north downs fling club redhill

sometime i fly in my local park in teynham, when nobody is around...which is 500 yard from where i live...
am now able to do my figure of eights.....took me long enough.

just wonder..........and the weather is really depressing..

If its not broke have a play anyway!!!!

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