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11-13-2005 03:22 PM  14 years ago
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nivlek

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Winter clothing
Hi Chaps ,
As the winter is close , I've decided that I need some proper clothing for all day visits to the flying field . Around four years ago , when I mentioned the problems of winter weather while on a WW2 airfield , a mate said he had the answer . Basically he worked on an oil rig somewhere between Scotland and Norway , and said that he could get me some overalls .
The overalls that he got me were superb , being designed for the extremely cold weather that you would encounter on an oil rig out there . In fact , if I were five iches shorter and two stone lighter , they may have even fitted me .
Still they keep my father warm while we are flying , as he constantly points out " it's not too cold today , is it ? "

Anyway , these overalls are made by a company named "HaVeP" . As I am no longer in contact with the freind that got them for me , has anyone any idea where they may be available ?
At the end of the day , it gets dark .
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11-13-2005 08:44 PM  14 years ago
Diverig

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try here linky
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11-13-2005 09:28 PM  14 years ago
Lee G

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Try the hunting and fishing shops for paded coveralls.
In the uk anything with thinsulate in it will hurt the bank account, but worth the money.

Or try these people if you fancy shoping across the pond
http://www.basspro.com/apparel/Depa...D=MH_OS_APPAREL
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11-14-2005 12:02 AM  14 years ago
Yug

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I didn't have enough layers on today, but when it is cold, I find my flying hat works a treat. Biggest problem though is my fingers. I hate wearing gloves, even thin leather driving gloves with the thumbs chopped off due to lack of sensitivity. last week I ordered a Tx mitten which apparently has pockets or those hand warming things you get from camping shops. However, they only last for half an hour or so. Perhaps a heating element inside may do the trick running off a lead acid
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11-14-2005 12:43 AM  14 years ago
cdrking

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11-14-2005 01:03 AM  14 years ago
Yug

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How 'bout a fully transparent tent. We could all stand inside with a propane heater, stove for tea making equipment and beacon sandwiches.
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11-14-2005 01:55 AM  14 years ago
Salty

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here's my favorite....

http://www.carhartt.com/
Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.
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11-14-2005 03:44 AM  14 years ago
Topher

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have you tried surgical gloves. they dont do a great job at keeping your hands warm but its better than nothing and you can still keep the sensitivity.
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11-14-2005 06:33 PM  14 years ago
nivlek

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have you tried surgical gloves.
That's a different story .

Thanks for all the replies .
At the end of the day , it gets dark .
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11-14-2005 06:35 PM  14 years ago
nivlek

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I did come across an 8AA cell heated bodywarmer while searching for
suitable clothing . Now , if I fitted it with lithium poly ................
At the end of the day , it gets dark .
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11-19-2005 02:56 PM  14 years ago
nivlek

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This is what I've bought .

http://www.workclothes.co.nz/377.htm

Also , during the week , I had a practice on the sim while wearing thin wool gloves ! I probably looked a sad twat , but I found that I could fly OK . I did lose a little bit of "feel" on the sticks , but not as much as I lose with freezing fingers .
Anyway , today was a tad on the cold side so I tried flying a fixed wing model with my gloves on and had no problems , so next I'll try flying a heli with the gloves . The cold weather isn't going to stop me this winter .
At the end of the day , it gets dark .
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