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12-15-2008 01:09 AM  8 years agoPost 1
pcinc

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I just got back from the field today after trying out these new gloves.

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-PAIR-Polyprop...1742.m153.l1262

I have to say, so far they are the best I've tried. I could feel the sticks and switches on my transmitter with no problem at all. They are nice and light weight yet pretty warm. Granted it was not all that cold out today but these worked pretty good. I'm sure I'll get a chance to test them out in colder temps and I'll report back how they work.

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12-15-2008 03:25 AM  8 years agoPost 2
rccarguy

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Gloves just don't work for me, no matter how thin. I just got one of these, admittedly more expensive, but it works for me

http://www.raydiowarm.com/

XCell Spectra G
Radikal G20
Some obsolete nitro helis too...

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12-15-2008 03:35 AM  8 years agoPost 3
pcinc

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I have one of the original 'Sparks' radio gloves and it works great. The problem I have is you almost need 2 people to use it. It takes a little bit to get yourself in it and I'm not comfortable starting my Heli and letting it run while I'm fitting into the radio glove. I'm always looking for a better way to fly in the winter.

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12-22-2008 05:12 AM  8 years agoPost 4
MaxAdventure

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Last couple times out it was 20F, 30F later in the day. With a breeze, I was only good for about 3min before I had to land and warm up my fingers a bit. I shopped for gloves for a while and these were the best I found at Dicks:
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p...oductId=2589988

they felt the best in: I blew on the back of my hand, and they blocked it the best of all the ones I tried; I tried manipulating bits of packaging, they seemed to allow the most tactile sense. (best on both accounts!)

Because I'm not sure if I will be able to stand flying in gloves, I couldn't justify $30, so I just ordered those ebay gloves linked above. they sound great, and are seamless! 2 pair for $16

I'll try to give some feedback when I get to try them out...

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12-22-2008 05:29 AM  8 years agoPost 5
rapidity

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ohio

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If you have a local army/navy store check there. I picked up a pair of the polys for just a couple dollars. Worked really good in 40 degree weather. Haven't tried them colder yet. They're really thin and give excellent feel.

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12-22-2008 06:46 AM  8 years agoPost 6
bacala600

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Mississauga, Ontario

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I to have picked up myself a raydiowarm, and it's what allows me to fly in colder temps, their is no way I could fly with gloves. I did find that although it helps I would need a friend to start my heli, it did get in the way somewhat.

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12-24-2008 10:20 PM  8 years agoPost 7
MaxAdventure

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first glove trial

My gloves showed up today, took time to run over to the park and run a couple of batteries through my 450.
around 30F, breezy. I tried standing in the shade so the sun wouldn't warm them.

They were not very good at blocking the wind, but they retained enough heat I was able to fly both batteries without having to break. They were dexterous enough I was comfortable flying, and I was able to swap the batteries without taking them off.

They seem good for uncomfortable condition, to keep you comfortable, but I'm guessing the ones I found local:
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p...oductId=2589988
should work better. At least I know I can fly in gloves now!

I will note, they were not as close fitting nor did I have as much feel as I expected, reading the description on line. A fairly loose knit, and I imagine going to a local store for a pair, like rapidity mentioned, is just as good. I do think I'll pick up the $30 ones from Dicks. They had just as much dexterity , if not more AND I could barely feel it when I tried blowing threw them, I bet they're a lot better for actual cold weather!

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