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02-13-2006 01:27 AM  12 years agoPost 21
Raffy

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Chill out and fly your sim or electric heli indoor!

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02-13-2006 05:54 AM  12 years agoPost 22
Nasscar][

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Well said Raffy,

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02-13-2006 07:12 AM  12 years agoPost 23
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mr porcupine here, er sorry forgot it's UK, i still fly whenever i'm in the mood including on cold days especially as that will often go with a nice clear blue sky, i wrap up as i feel the need, and wear fingerless gloves. I have two transmitter mitts but neither fit my current radio, so i can confirm they work great. But as the thread was about plastic in the cold, I would say do what you like which for me is to fly any one of my helis except the evo 50. That particular heli had never been other than smooth and had not had a lot of use, it was working perfectly until i spooled up and lifted off the ground gently in weather that was unusualy cold. It piroueted fast as it left the ground and the failure i found is consistent with that. Feel free to fly your evo 50's in freezing weather chances are you will never have a problem, i just choose to fly different models when it's cold.

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02-13-2006 12:44 PM  12 years agoPost 24
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Who is raffy talking to....
I know this.. when I used to have my R/C truck and drove them in the cold and snow I would break parts like crazy.. The hobbu guy told me "those" parts get brittle and break from the cold.. But was wondering about the plastice used to make raptor parts.

As for the Chill out comment... Thats what I an doing when I am out in 30 deg weather. I personally dont want another electric unless it is a Eraptor 50 or joker.. I did the electric thing for years only because I could not get any of the nitros in my gallery to fly right due to not knowing how to tune an engine. Thanks to Nasscar I dont think I wil be going back to electric. We just need to get him out in the cold!

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02-13-2006 01:30 PM  12 years agoPost 25
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I've personally had problems in the cold and snow with some of my helis. In -10 degree celsius weather, my aileron servo failed while hovering the raptor. LHS said gears in servo may brittle up and break under load. In snow, with nice fat flakes falling, after about 100 feet or so away from me, my Hornet did a dance in the air (interference) and crashed. Yesterday, about -6 degrees celsius, went outside to trim the cyclic and tail on my newly built Ark X400.... went back in and noticed that the belt became loose.
I'm now trying to minimize cold weather flying....


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02-13-2006 06:33 PM  12 years agoPost 26
u.k. sailor

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tricky to limit flying in cold weather if you live in Ontario i would have thought How long is you flying season? I love Canada but it sure can get cold

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02-14-2006 02:21 AM  12 years agoPost 27
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A friend had didn't let his heli cool down and the gyro went a bit nuts. Might want to watch for that.
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02-14-2006 07:51 PM  12 years agoPost 28
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Iv'e also heard that certain types of metal become brittle when very cold..Apparently that was why several large ships sank in mysterious circumstances in the baltic..something about the carbon content of the steel if I remember correctly

Ensuring you have no biding or overtight links has also got to be benificial..as it limits the stress on everything.

Personally i've had no failures due to the cold..down to -6C with wind chill on top in the air..must be something silly like -40C or something?

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02-15-2006 01:17 AM  12 years agoPost 29
50feet

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Flying again... 40F no problems...
Nas...

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02-15-2006 01:40 AM  12 years agoPost 30
reddragon

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I shattered the landing gear on my Nexus some years ago. It was about 24 degrees F. and the last landing cracked the gear. I haven't flown in weather like that in some time.

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02-15-2006 02:23 AM  12 years agoPost 31
ADRYAN

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UK SAILOR: tricky to limit flying in cold weather if you live in Ontario i would have thought How long is you flying season? I love Canada but it sure can get cold
Pristine flying season maybe about let's say 4 months of summer and maybe another 2 to 4... 1-2 months before summer and 1-2 after.

I've only been in the hobby seven months, started in June (summer)of 2005. Come October, I could barely fly my raptor in the club's field. After a few minutes, my eyes just water like crazy. And even today, I brought out the X400 to test out my setup, and after one pack... the belt was already loose. A lot of of our club's top pilot's are starting to get used to the electrics and indoor flying. I see their posts and complain about flight characteristics compared to their 90 machines. I myself am now trying to be more cautious flying outside in the GREAT CANADIAN WINTERS..... remember, the NORTH POLE is in CANADA.

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02-15-2006 02:01 PM  12 years agoPost 32
reddragon

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I have cousins there. I honestly couldn't fly there for very long. Canadian Winters are EXTREME.

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02-16-2006 05:59 AM  12 years agoPost 33
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hmm
I thought gyros stopped functioning below -10 C...15 F is just about that...how is it possible?

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02-22-2006 02:04 PM  12 years agoPost 34
reddragon

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Does anyone know the operating temperature for most gyros?

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02-22-2006 02:16 PM  12 years agoPost 35
Yug

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I checked out the temp spec on the gyro element used in my SL720: -40 to +85. This range is the standard operating range for most electronic components. However at temperature extremes other factors come into play which could upset the apple cart.

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02-22-2006 02:23 PM  12 years agoPost 36
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Is that Celcius or Farh.?

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02-22-2006 02:25 PM  12 years agoPost 37
Yug

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Centigrade

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02-22-2006 03:26 PM  12 years agoPost 38
reddragon

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Anyone on this side of the pond know what that translates to in degrees Fahrenheit?

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02-22-2006 03:29 PM  12 years agoPost 39
z11355

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try something like....

40C in F

in google.com

you'll be suprised.

google is more flexible than most people use.
the calculator kicks @ss

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02-22-2006 03:39 PM  12 years agoPost 40
Yug

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F = Cx1.8 +32

so -40C = -40F

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