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05-06-2005 12:06 AM  13 years agoPost 21
Ted Toth

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Myrtle Beach S.C.

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the wind can be a blast
it can kill a helicopter in a heartbeat

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You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.

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05-06-2005 01:17 AM  13 years agoPost 22
Rcer22

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Somewhere In The Adirondack Mountains

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I find that these helis fly in the wind alot better than the hover.
The wind just causes you to have to work the controls more than on a calm day. A steady wind is easier than a gusty wind. Most of the time it's more windy in the afternoon than in the morning.
It's not the air that does the damage it's the sudden impact with the ground. Use your own judgement. It's also good idea to keep the thing on the floor when it's windy. It can't blow off the floor on to the ground!

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05-06-2005 01:22 AM  13 years agoPost 23
Sar

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The downwind runs in a high wind are great, quite a speed boost! Upwind is slower though. Sort of like riding a go-cart down a hill then having to drag it back up for another run.

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Jon

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05-06-2005 01:35 AM  13 years agoPost 24
darkfa8

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need stagnation!
yesterday these was damn near no wind at all, not even a breeze.. took the heli out despite it not all being trimmed out perfect.. but it was so effortless to hover nice and steady.. good boost for my motivation since the heli has been laid up since my major crash 3 weeks ago.

today, is was windy with gusts of ~10mph or so, and the direction was variable. I just started re-learning things from 1.2-stick hover to 3/4-stick hover, so the sudden burst of power and sensitivity at the top quarter of the stick has been a bit nerve wracking...

The heli bobbed up and down and I tried to keep the bobbing to within a controlled height as best I could.. but, my fingers started getting cold, my reactions slowed enough to make me want to stop... so I burned one tank, cleaned up, packed up and drove down the street home.

I've put 3 gallons through this Hawk since January, and I'm still working on tail-in, side-on hover control, and some simple tail-in forward flight and "walking the dog".

I definitely realize I need to spend more time on Reflex since I feel like I'm dragging here =\

Thing that makes me nuts, is in my mind's eye, I know what to do to keep the heli from bobbing up and down in the wind, but implementing it in real life.. it's been amiss so far =\

- Dan Goldstein
Team Revolectrix

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05-06-2005 02:03 AM  13 years agoPost 25
bigglesbutler

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Aberdeen, Scotland

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OK, anyone complaining about wind should come visit me. There is a spare room and I can organise fuel for you, perhaphs ven a trip in G-BDOC, our full size SAR machine. But dont whine about wind please, dont even bother about flying in mor than 15knots, its just not fun. However yes flying in wind to a high standard does increse your skill VERY FAST. But it also increases your laundry bills too :P.

Inshort wind is good for helis up to about 10 knots, after that it gets scary.

ENJOY, I do when we get a decent day.

Si

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05-06-2005 05:21 PM  13 years agoPost 26
Chem Geek

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When I first started and was ultra paranoid about crashing (just I'm just slightly paranoid! ) , I would follow the rules my planker buddies would, if it's over 10mph sustained forget about it. And if it's 5mph or above you only take out the planes you don't care about. Lately I'm so badly in need of a flying fix by the weekend, I really don't care about wind at all. It's been kinda windy lately, up to 15 or so sustained, with gusts above that. My Caliber 30 does fine in the wind. As others have said, it gets a little more lively, but nothing crazy. Only problem is landing. Those gusts of 20 make it hard to get down without bouncing around like a pogo-heli!

Only downside I see is all my flying buddies (all plankers, although I've got one hooked currently!) are too chicken**** to fly in the wind!

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