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HelicopterMain Discussion › Less people fly when Winter is coming?
10-18-2017 09:58 AM  6 months agoPost 1
betty

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As the title, will less people fly since Winter is coming.

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10-18-2017 12:43 PM  6 months agoPost 2
Einzelganger

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I get more active in Texas when the temperature of my non a/c shop drops down below 100 degrees. That's how you tell when winter is coming in Texas....lol

I love the smell of nitro in the morning.
RIP Roman

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10-18-2017 12:47 PM  6 months agoPost 3
ICUR1-2

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Depends where you live. I don't fly when it's
Cold and my fingers go numb .
From November to Late March.

spending time, paying attention

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10-18-2017 01:05 PM  6 months agoPost 4
doorman

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Building Season Is Over!!
Here in Arkansas, you build when it is HOT out and fly now that it's cooling off
We might miss a weekend or two during the winter, but mostly can fly all year...

Stan

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10-18-2017 01:14 PM  6 months agoPost 5
EEngineer

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Depends on the weather....

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10-18-2017 01:18 PM  6 months agoPost 6
MartyH

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Finger numbness is really my only limit. I tend to fly MORE in what we consider the off season around here in Ohio (late September through end of February because I can have the club pretty much to myself.

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10-18-2017 01:22 PM  6 months agoPost 7
utahbob

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Pretty much all year-round here
My cutoff point is 45 degrees..we bought transmitter gloves a few yrs. ago but have never used them.

I do a great decending funnel!

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10-18-2017 01:48 PM  6 months agoPost 8
ssmith512

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Indianapolis, IN USA

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55F is about my cutoff, unless the sun is out with no clouds and there is no wind, then I can stand to be outside to about 50F. Below that it is just too damn cold for me. I fly to be happy, I am not happy when I am cold! LOL!

Steve

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10-18-2017 02:11 PM  6 months agoPost 9
RM3

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I fly Gassers and they love the cold (more power), but my finger joints dont... so cutoff for me is around 50F... the nice thing about Texas is that the cooler months tend to last around two months from Oct to Dec... then the rain and cold comes... then the weather doesnt start to clear till around Mar. Once May gets here the Heat limits flying to early morning or late afternoon. I cant get any decent flying during the summer months due to the bugs: flies, mosquito, ants and gusty wind conditions.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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10-18-2017 02:28 PM  6 months agoPost 10
KJH

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Winter Flying
If us northerners didn't fly in the winter, we'd miss out on half the year. Down to 20F is good, if the wind is down. Get one of those transmitter mitts and some hand warmers and you're good to go.

We also rent out a couple local gymnasiums for the micro helis and planes, during the snowy months.

-Kevin

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10-18-2017 02:44 PM  6 months agoPost 11
EEngineer

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At the low end of most RC electronics operating temp range....

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10-18-2017 03:02 PM  6 months agoPost 12
KJH

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At the low end of most RC electronics operating temp range....
Never had an issue with the electronics getting too cold. It's the pilot who bails, first.

-Kevin

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10-18-2017 03:23 PM  6 months agoPost 13
Johnboyrc

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Busy with the fall harvest right now. Once that wraps up, I can get some flight time as weather allows. Don't fly the helis after it snows, but I'll fly a couple planes on skis all winter long. Sunny days in the 20s during the winter are comfortable enough for flying. I like the power gain and cooling from the engines too.
The local club has several nights reserved at a local school gym during the winter, but I'd rather be outdoors flying off a field or at the lake when the fish aren't biting.

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10-18-2017 03:29 PM  6 months agoPost 14
HilliHeli

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.....but I'll fly a couple planes on skis all winter long. Sunny days in the 20s during the winter are comfortable enough for flying.
.....but I'd rather be outdoors flying off a field or at the lake...
This sure does bring back some memories for me, Thanks for sharing

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10-18-2017 03:38 PM  6 months agoPost 15
MartyH

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Same here. Helis unless my hands are too cold. Then the airplanes until the hands stop working. Lol.

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10-18-2017 03:44 PM  6 months agoPost 16
EEngineer

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TX

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Never had an issue with the electronics getting too cold.
Me either, but I would never even fly when it's near 32 deg. F...

Having said that, have you noticed in almost all RC electronic equipment temperature specifications....that the low end operating temp. is 32 deg. F?

Although, storage temp. can be lower.

In my business, that's a hard fact....i.e. an absolute min....

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10-18-2017 04:01 PM  6 months agoPost 17
Richardmid1

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Never had an issue with the electronics getting too cold.
Only had issues with cold batteries hitting LVC. We used to have to warm them up in the car which meant keeping the cars running! Once I got a geny we used a heated blanket to keep them warm! One of the reasons I prefered nitro in the winter! Also nitros produce more power when it's cold.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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10-18-2017 04:28 PM  6 months agoPost 18
MattJen

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As a turbine flyer with gas start it can be a pain to use gas in cold weather, so I keep the can in my jacket pocket, as others have mentioned lypos tend to not like it either.

I have flown in the snow a few times I like the downdraft from the blades seeing the snow whipped up on landing looks good.. also with a turbine once it is running the heat blast from exhaust looks really good..

I hate the wet and damp here in UK, the field becomes a swamp, I don't like being ankle deep in mud anymore... LOL

Matt

All The Best

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10-18-2017 04:42 PM  6 months agoPost 19
EEngineer

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That's hard core.....

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10-18-2017 04:43 PM  6 months agoPost 20
MattJen

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lol or totally mad LOL

All The Best

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