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10-15-2005 06:17 PM  13 years agoPost 1


Livonia, Michigan - USA

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With it getting windier and colder with this time of year here in Michigan. What is the general idea about flying when it's windy out. What wind conditions do most people fly in. Currently its about 15 mph with gusts of 25mph. Seems abit chancy with my 30.

10-15-2005 06:24 PM  13 years agoPost 2

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Crystal Lake, IL

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You get used to it...
Fly comfy....don't try new things in stiff winds...unless you are a risk taker..but your question makes me think you are not.

I fly 50's and they handle the wind fine...I flew this morning and it was blowing pretty hard...but I still practised my nose in stuff...

I can't say much about a 30...but I assume it will be fine.

just take it easy and you will be fine...and once you get used to it you have expanded the days that you can go out and fly...

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Rich Erikson AMA 6175

10-15-2005 07:48 PM  13 years agoPost 3


Goleta, CA

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I think a lot depends on the amount of real estate at your disposal. I sure wouldn't want to try it in a small field with big trees etc.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it!

10-15-2005 08:03 PM  13 years agoPost 4


UK. Herts

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Its usually windy where I fly and have got pretty used to it. It used to be a problem when I started, but nowdays it just makes for more of a challenge in trying to neaten up 3D manouvers. One big advantage of high winds is that all the planks give up and go home due to limited landing space; its a rugby pitch with an adjacent field. This usually means I have the whole area to myself. The only problem I have with the wind is being ready to respond to the large eddy currents as the wind blasts over the trees which surround the whole site. Its fun working with the wind as opposed to fighting it. All said and done, I do really look forward to windless days.

10-16-2005 01:03 AM  13 years agoPost 5


Monterrey, Mexico

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Fly easy at first in order to get a feel for the wind in your heli. As said before, you'll get use to it.

Remember that windy conditions are the best for autos.

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10-16-2005 02:52 AM  13 years agoPost 6


Dike, IA U.S.A.

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I practice autos when it is windy out. I find flying the heli easier or more fun to fly in the wind than my planks.


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