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HelicopterAudacity Models P6 Pantera - Tiger 50 › Winter flying who is bold enough to fly
11-21-2009 02:38 AM  8 years agoPost 1
billm

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Liberty Lake, WA

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The snow is flying and we fly all year round.
Last year was awsome with record snow fall at my field. Still figured out a way to fly.
Post your pics of the year 2009 and 2010 flying in the snow.

My name is Billm. Cough, and I'm a Heli Holic

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11-21-2009 02:41 AM  8 years agoPost 2
MAXHSHV

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I live in northern m innesota and i fly year around too. as long as it gets above 0degrees f I fly.I found below that the gyros don't work.
In fact i like the cooler weather better because of all the extra power a nitro puts out, a 50 feels like 90 in the cold and a 90 is totally awesome

Century heli rep. To much power is never enough.

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11-21-2009 03:12 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Mr.HillBilly

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Salesville, OH - USA

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I am out there with you guys. No snow yet, but we have had some cold days already.

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11-21-2009 03:30 AM  8 years agoPost 4
MAXHSHV

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last weekend i was breaking in my new radical in a snow/sleet storm and thought nothing of it.I think this year since i have a gasser now, that i will invest in one of those winter radio gloves and maybye i'll install some sort of battery powered elertic heater in it
with nitros and eletrics the longest i'm out in the cold is 10 min, but the gasser gets 20 min flights and the fingers will get pretty stiff in 20 min at 0 degree ferenheit.
I came up with a battery warmer for flying eletric in the winter, i use a twin bed eletric blanket stuffed into a cloth zipp up cooler in an hour my batteries are toasty and ready to put out some serious power, plus it works great for a hand warmer.

Century heli rep. To much power is never enough.

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11-21-2009 03:59 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Zaneman007

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Texas - USA

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I was at a fun fly last weekend in Texas. It must have been 72+. Luckly they handed out fun fly T-Shirts.

Snow? What is Snow? (LOL)

Old Guys Rule!

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11-21-2009 04:02 AM  8 years agoPost 6
MAXHSHV

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awe you've never exsperiance real nitro power till you flown in the cold.
Flying a nitro in the heat of the summer is a real let down in comparison.

Century heli rep. To much power is never enough.

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11-21-2009 06:57 AM  8 years agoPost 7
grwarlock

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NC

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Snow pffft

Heli's need no run way hahahahahaha.

Bring it on !

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11-21-2009 09:04 AM  8 years agoPost 8
kazager

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Waldorf, MD - USA

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how do you keep your hands warm? I used to fly my planks year round, haven't figured out the heli's yet - first winter with nitro helis.

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11-21-2009 06:18 PM  8 years agoPost 9
MAXHSHV

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I use a pair of thin mechanics gloves with the thumbs cut off,it's ok for 10 min or so in zero f weather.

Century heli rep. To much power is never enough.

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11-21-2009 07:30 PM  8 years agoPost 10
ghostrideroo7

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perth amboy ,new​jersey

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I've flown in -10 degree weather and 10 inches of snow on the ground, I just wear my thermal garment and a good set of gloves with the finger tips cut off about 3/4'

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11-21-2009 07:36 PM  8 years agoPost 11
billm

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Liberty Lake, WA

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I have been using the Radio Glove for several years in the winter.
Another trick is to get a little hand heater from Cabelas. I made a little pocket on the back side of the glove. I place the hand heater in the pocket and really keeps the glove toasty.

My name is Billm. Cough, and I'm a Heli Holic

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11-21-2009 10:16 PM  8 years agoPost 12
grwarlock

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NC

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Are we an addicted group or what ?

I love this hobby !

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11-21-2009 10:50 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Mr.HillBilly

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Salesville, OH - USA

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Hey Bill. Is your handwamer the ones that use lighter fluid and are sealed in a case with little vent holes? I thought about one of thoese but I did not think the smoke would be good for the TX.

Something like these http://www.zippo.com/FAQs/handwarmer_FAQs.aspx?bhcp=1

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11-22-2009 04:34 AM  8 years agoPost 14
MAXHSHV

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well i know i'm addicted and have 19 heli's to prove it

I was thinking something along the lines of a snowmobill grip warmer, they run on 12 volts so a 3 cell lipo would power it and they only use 15 watts so a small lipo is all you would need.
yep it sounds like i have a new proiject eletricly heated transmitter bag
My buddies will be green
they already use my eletric battery bag warmer, on fly day's i can bareley fit my own batteries in there, I can see i will neeed to get a second one or a larger cooler .
I'd like to see them try and put there transmitter in my eletric transmitter glove

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11-22-2009 07:32 PM  8 years agoPost 15
CoastalTom

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Foley, AL (7 miles N​of Gulf​Shores/Orange Beach)

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We fly every month here. What's "winter".

Tommy Patterson - Gulf Coast Aerials

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11-25-2009 03:26 AM  7 years agoPost 16
billm

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Sir Hill,
This is what I have been using.
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...rset=ISO-8859-1
No problems with the fumes attacking the TX as I have the pocket on the outside of the "glove".
Now for all of you flying year round without sub zero weather and snow flying.....Your weenies
Time for you to head up our way and enjoy the cold and real "thick air".

My name is Billm. Cough, and I'm a Heli Holic

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11-25-2009 05:55 PM  7 years agoPost 17
Herc

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Cranbrook, BC -​Canada

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I know I haven't been around much lately but I plan on getting out over the winter. My busy time at work is coming to an end and house renos are winding down. Actually took a few machines down off the wall to start checking them over in anticipation.

So, yes, I fly in all temps down to -20 or -25C. Use a nice transmitter mitt with a heat pack in it.

The real problem I have is after digging out the snow to make a LZ I have problems seeing it in flat light. I was laying out evergreen boughs but they fly up. I solved this by mixing a 2L bottle of grape Kool-Aid to use to mark the snow.

One thing I love doing after a fresh snowfall is skim the snow with the skids and leave little trails all over the area I fly. It must puzzle everyone that sees the tracks.

Cheers, Shayne

Tiger & Pantera 50s
BRC Intrepid Gas
Predator Gas SE
Hirobo SST Eagle 2 98
Evo 50s

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11-26-2009 02:46 AM  7 years agoPost 18
billm

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YEA!
Herc is back.
We both have been flying in the snow for 4-5 years now?
Nice to know your Reso is almost done and your bride will let you fly again.
I like to Kool-Aid idea.

My name is Billm. Cough, and I'm a Heli Holic

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11-29-2009 02:31 PM  7 years agoPost 19
MartyH

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USA

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I fly year round. We dont see a lot of snow but when we do ikt's generally after the 1st of the year. Right now I'm flying a Bobcat jet trainer while the weather is still nice enough for wheels to roll.

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12-01-2009 03:20 AM  7 years agoPost 20
billm

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Liberty Lake, WA

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Marty,
You bastard
I was looking into the Bobcat for a winter project.
Your always ahead of the curve.
Just pulled the OS 90 pumped from my EVO. It's going into the next XS mod ship for winter flying. So far it just a drop in a go fly.
It's snowing so I need to fire up BBQ.

My name is Billm. Cough, and I'm a Heli Holic

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