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12-29-2009 04:45 PM  7 years agoPost 1
jackheli

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It is amazing how my electrics really bog in the cold while my nitros seem on steroids!

They react exactly opposite to the other during winter...

I guess lipos only compare to nitro in the summer...

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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12-29-2009 04:55 PM  7 years agoPost 2
RappyTappy

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o..k.. congrats?

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12-29-2009 04:56 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Ronald Thomas

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Mostly summer here

Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!

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12-29-2009 04:59 PM  7 years agoPost 4
fflier9

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just put them in your inside coat pockets to warm them up before flight

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12-29-2009 05:00 PM  7 years agoPost 5
flyboy907

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o..k.. congrats?
LOL, bitter?

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12-29-2009 05:01 PM  7 years agoPost 6
Foz

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Wow, you're an electronics engineer in Canada and it is amazing to you that batteries don't work as well in the cold?

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12-29-2009 05:27 PM  7 years agoPost 7
RappyTappy

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bitter at what? I'm not a nitro or electric fanboy, I fly what I like.

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12-30-2009 05:17 AM  7 years agoPost 8
jackheli

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Wow, you're an electronics engineer in Canada and it is amazing to you that batteries don't work as well in the cold?
Ok. Back to the bench to invent a better battery...

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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12-30-2009 06:26 AM  7 years agoPost 9
skytrekin

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I would think if your batterys are kept warm before you fly them all would be ok.

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12-30-2009 07:05 AM  7 years agoPost 10
tzclark

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It's pretty hard for us Canadians to keep our batteries warm when we live in igloos.

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12-30-2009 11:27 AM  7 years agoPost 11
Ronald Thomas

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Keep them in the car with the heat on???

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12-30-2009 03:22 PM  7 years agoPost 12
Foz

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Ok. Back to the bench to invent a better battery...
No, what I meant was that given your background, you should already know how batteries work and therefore it surprises me that it amazes you to find out that they don't work so well in the cold. It was really just a sarcastic comment to amuse myself. It's a little slow at work right now.

Foz

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12-30-2009 03:25 PM  7 years agoPost 13
Bell 430

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If you canucks live in igloos, why not use the dogs in the sled team to keep them warm?

Brian Porter AMA 232513 My money flies better then I do

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12-30-2009 03:37 PM  7 years agoPost 14
VooDooX

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Velocity 50 "99.9999999999999% of an atom is empty space." also 01001000 01001001

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01-07-2010 09:20 PM  7 years agoPost 15
kydreamsllc

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Frankfort, KY

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Warm pockets work great

Coming out of heli retirement...

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01-07-2010 09:29 PM  7 years agoPost 16
RappyTappy

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The best solution, have both nitro and electric! There is no law that requires one to exclusively own one or another. They both have positives, they both have negatives. Electrics are catching up in terms of affordability and flight times, electrics already have more hp than similar size nitro engines. I forsee in 10 years, maybe less, electrics will be the way to go. Still I do like just fueling up and flying and I do like hearing nitro engines reving and loading up and stuff, the smoke is sweet too. I like em' both, I own em both, Logo 500 and 600LE.

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01-07-2010 10:00 PM  7 years agoPost 17
flyboy907

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WELL said rappy!
As soon as the wallet refills I will be gunning for a logo 600 or trex 700 E

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01-07-2010 10:33 PM  7 years agoPost 18
Carey

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I can walk out of my house and fly in my neighbors hay farm, end even then the cold just takes its toll on the packs, they almost feel as though they are running out of capacity when I know I am in the first 2 mins. Strange.

Oh well, when it's that cold I can still fire up a nitro, but I've been a slacker lately!

RC Helicopters?
Serious Business!

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01-09-2010 01:14 AM  7 years agoPost 19
rilopez825

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I'm glad I read this post before a fun fly tomorrow. I am from Miami and tomorrow's weather is going to be in the high 30's. Thanks for the good info. I would have never thought to thaw out my packs before flying them.

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01-09-2010 05:45 AM  7 years agoPost 20
fran

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Very good advice...even here in Sunny South Carolina were it is a balmy:

15 degrees

FRAN SR. ( FAI-F3C)

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