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12-04-2005 02:18 AM  12 years agoPost 1
solidsnake

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Different ideas of what people are doing to keep warm at the field during winter.

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12-04-2005 03:42 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Al Magaloff

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I've used my electric motorcycle clothing in the past. I'm not interested in flying during winter anymore.

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12-04-2005 03:50 AM  12 years agoPost 3
solidsnake

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Im new to the hobby so I don't want to loose what i've learned so far over the winter.

how long do the battery's last on your motorcycle equipment Al Magaloff.

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12-04-2005 03:58 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Al Magaloff

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Hooked up to the running car, quite a while!

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12-04-2005 04:37 AM  12 years agoPost 5
solidsnake

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Is anyone using gloves while flying if so what kind.

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12-04-2005 04:50 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Henna_Ojisan

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When I flew planks in Colorado winter years ago, I used neopreme fishing gloves with the thumb/first finger that would open.

Do a search on fishing gloves and you'll get plenty of hits...

Here is a link to some like I had: Link

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12-04-2005 09:31 AM  12 years agoPost 7
Al Magaloff

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The use of a radio glove, will take care of the hands issue nicely.

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12-04-2005 09:42 AM  12 years agoPost 8
nivlek

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I've used my electric motorcycle clothing
The news is out , Al has an electric motor cycle , he's a tree hugger !
Is anyone using gloves while flying if so what kind.
I tried a pair of thin woolen gloves a week or so back . Firtsly I tried them on my simulator rather than risk a model . Then I flew a real fixed wing fun-fly model with them on . At first I noticed an apparent lack of feel , but after a minute or so felt comfortable . This lack of feel was no greater than flying with really cold fingers , so it is possibly the lesser of two evils . I haven't tried flying a heli with them yet and don't expect it to present a problem , but I have bought some fingerless gloves just incase . Back in the late seventies , I tried a transmitter mit and never really got on well with it , but more recent designs are probably much better .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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12-04-2005 09:47 AM  12 years agoPost 9
Al Magaloff

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he's a tree hugger !
Nah, I have a gasoline powered toothbrush! The radio glove works best if you have some help.

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12-04-2005 03:21 PM  12 years agoPost 10
solidsnake

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Even with the mit I would imagine that your fingers would still become cold because there not directly covered.

The neoprene gloves sound like something to try, I have some larger transmitter knobs from madison components so maybe I can still have some feeling. Changing the switches could be difficult thou.

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12-04-2005 03:24 PM  12 years agoPost 11
Al Magaloff

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You should try a mitt with the heater in it. I found mine to be MORE than warm enough without. So much so, the window fogs up. Zach Sparks makes a nice unit.

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12-04-2005 03:36 PM  12 years agoPost 12
Butch

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Fluids!

Keeping hydrated is key in dealing with cold temps.

On a frigid wintry day, I noticed an old man (70's) skiing all morning, and he was handeling the temp. quite well. I asked him: "Yo Popp's...How the heck do you keep from freezin' out here?"
His reply started with : When its lunchtime, and your tired and cold...youre probably going to eat a slice of pizza at the lodge to warm up. ( I interrupted to correct him about the volume of food I was planning to consume: More like an appetizer of a few burgers/with fries then MANY slices of pizza)
He then said: Along with a quick bite of food if you must, It's most important to drink volumes of liqiud, with H20 being at the top of the list!

I have found this to be true!

Just my 2c about winter mode

The Whirlybug Bit Me!

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12-04-2005 04:19 PM  12 years agoPost 13
bevoduz

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Paintball gloves

I have a set of these, they are really cool cause they have little bumps in the finger tips to help you feel the trigger, but it also works very well to feel the sticks on your transmitter! You still have lots of movement in your fingers available and they keep your hands much warmer than nothing.


http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin...formation-Start;sid=yPGXBpgG71GXiNuV3qRXrpKgNxwO1XW9Psw=?ProductID=r2fAqArbbE8AAAD_M1JHHcI7

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12-04-2005 04:20 PM  12 years agoPost 14
B.T.D.T.

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Al is right. I seen three guys here that uses them and they did fog up the screen. They said they're great. I'm a bit worry about the condensation on the radio when it all fogs up.

Theres the link.
http://webpages.charter.net/sparksaz/txmitten/index.htm

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12-04-2005 04:30 PM  12 years agoPost 15
z11355

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its really not a problem.

you're flying for 10 minutes and then it's over, the condensation
evaporates. it's not like you're drenching the tx or raining on it.

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12-04-2005 04:32 PM  12 years agoPost 16
Al Magaloff

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Agree with Z. I've had guys sweat more into the transmitter.

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12-04-2005 05:03 PM  12 years agoPost 17
Airman98

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I use Zachs transmitter mittens with a couple of hand warmers thrown in and my hands stay nice and toasty. I bought a 200 pack of hand warmers off ebay for like 20 dollars so I'm good to go for quite a few winters.
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12-04-2005 05:16 PM  12 years agoPost 18
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12-04-2005 05:31 PM  12 years agoPost 19
z11355

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those wrist bands kick @ss!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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12-04-2005 05:39 PM  12 years agoPost 20
Al Magaloff

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