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02-20-2011 05:07 AM  6 years agoPost 41
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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I lived near Kansas City, Missouri for about three years, and flew with KCRC out of Lake Jacomo/Fleming Lake. Kansas and Missouri are not known for their weather doldrums.

It was said that the Kansas fliers used a logging chain for a wind sock. I found a picture of one in action, and it appears that Wyoming, too, has less than its share of "calm" days:

According the Kansas and Missouri flyers, if the chain is standing straight out, and flapping a bit in the breeze, it's windy. But it's time to stop flying and go home when the links begin to snap off.

It's too windy when it's uncomfortable for you. I've spent some quality time the past couple of years at our local flying site on some pretty windy days, knowing full well that none of the plankers would DARE venture out to fly because of the wind.

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02-20-2011 05:34 AM  6 years agoPost 42
Spitfire1

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Perth Australia

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6 months of the year is too gnarley where I live, looking forward to winter when the wind drops.

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02-20-2011 09:10 AM  6 years agoPost 43
MANCHA

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Cabo San Lucas,​Baja- Mexico

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We get strong wind in the tip of Baja during part of March, April and May; we always look forward to practice our hovering maneuvers ; when we get them down then we are ready for contest !

If we can hardly bring the heli back on up- wind then it is too much !
But it seldom happens.

It is not as fun but it give you excellent practice and, yes, we only do known aerobatics; it is certainly no good time to learn new tricks !!!

I do not know exactly how much it is strong winds but our real life pilots say it must be close to 30 mph.

MANCHA

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02-20-2011 09:20 AM  6 years agoPost 44
stiganas

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Romania

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we had the windiest day on our field. We barely could hover.

Look what happened to my friend with a 450Pro Vbar

Watch at YouTube

No heli was damaged and we learned the limits.

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02-20-2011 09:36 AM  6 years agoPost 45
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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long beach calif

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stiganas we had the windiest day on our field. We barely could hover.

Look what happened to my friend with a 450Pro Vbar
now your stirring the pot man lol

that video is priceless wow good job .
amazing recovery

Insha Allah made in america

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02-20-2011 05:10 PM  6 years agoPost 46
JasonJ

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North Idaho

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Holy crap Stiganus, I thought for sure you were doing the walk of sorrow until I saw it still flying. Awesome save.

We went flying yesterday in steady 10-15ish mph winds. Flying was fine, but it was in the 30's so the wind chill sucked. There are pockets of turbulent air over the field though, so when you hit one it'll push the helicopter up or down a good ten feet if you aren't on top of the sticks. The pockets are always in the same place so we know to stay on our toes when we get near those areas.

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02-20-2011 06:05 PM  6 years agoPost 47
stiganas

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Romania

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We know it was not safe. Our excuse is that we never ever had wind like that. I was the first one flying with the wind in my back and it was really hard so my friend thought it was better facing the wind. Big mistake.

Nothing damaged, no victims, we learned our lessons. Here in Bucharest the wind is generally mild we can fly any time of the year.

This clip is from same day:

Watch at YouTube

he is the best plank guy from our group (in fact he is the best from Romania)

Aaah, and this is just a field with cows and sheep - we like the place, we use it. No club, no rules, nothing - we just get along with common sense.

Stefan

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02-20-2011 06:19 PM  6 years agoPost 48
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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long beach calif

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Aaah, and this is just a field with cows and sheep - we like the place, we use it. No club, no rules, nothing - we just get along with common sense
that's how it should be.

and thank you for another good video .

omg dude was fighting the wind with that plane looked really exciting wind surfing with a plank or heli.

and the fun part is trying to land hopeing the wind doesn't give you any extra help landing and smash your heli into the dirt.

and thanks to you know i know how much wind is to much wind.

Insha Allah made in america

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02-21-2011 05:03 AM  6 years agoPost 49
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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long beach calif

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BUMP

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02-21-2011 08:42 PM  6 years agoPost 50
WJackson

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Smyrna, Delaware

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If you are doing tic-tocs, and all you do is tic, it might be a lil breazy.

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02-21-2011 08:58 PM  6 years agoPost 51
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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long beach calif

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WJackson If you are doing tic-tocs, and all you do is tic, it might be a lil breazy.
breezy is ok

gust and strong winds just aint no fun.

Insha Allah made in america

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02-22-2011 07:12 AM  6 years agoPost 52
kouasupra

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Fresno CA

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If it's too hard to take off then it's too windy to fly. I've flown in 30 mph gust wind with my trex 700. It's pretty rough for me, but everybody is different.

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02-22-2011 07:51 AM  6 years agoPost 53
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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long beach calif

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kouasupra If it's too hard to take off then it's too windy to fly. I've flown in 30 mph gust wind with my trex 700. It's pretty rough for me, but everybody is different.
so i guess 10-20 mph wind is pretty descent?

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02-22-2011 09:01 AM  6 years agoPost 54
kouasupra

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Fresno CA

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10-20 wind is fine depending on your heli size and experience. Personally I won't fly a msr in any wind condition. So I know my limit and size.

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