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02-12-2006 05:54 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Crush

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Absolutely a Beautiful Day...

"Learning from mistakes gets expensive"

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02-12-2006 05:57 PM  12 years agoPost 2
NitroSpazzz

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Looks fun, but a t-shirt? Crazy

Blake

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02-12-2006 06:08 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Eury

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That's exactly what I was thinking. WHen I'm out in the winter, I've got 4 or 5 layers on, it's so bad I look like the Michelin Man. Those are some gorgeous canopies, are those the stock plastic canopies painted, or fiberglass?

Nick Crego

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02-12-2006 06:13 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Crush

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I was so hot from cleaning off the driveway and helping my little guy build a snow fort. Also the temp isn't very cold right now. Probably mid-upper 30's.
The checkerboard canopy is a custom fiberglass canopy from Ricko's place. http://www.rickosplace.com/
The other two are just stock canopies that I painted with spray paint.

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02-12-2006 06:57 PM  12 years agoPost 5
HiroboEric

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Do you have ice formations on your blades after flying in that weather?

Eric Pacheco, AirWorksRC.com

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02-12-2006 07:03 PM  12 years agoPost 6
HiroboEric

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Hey Crush cool subs. I have one from subtech still on the back burner

Eric Pacheco, AirWorksRC.com

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02-12-2006 07:52 PM  12 years agoPost 7
DOKEY

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Awsome scenery

Closest I get to flying in the snow now is on the simulator

Ryan.

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02-12-2006 10:43 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Crush

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I was just flying around in yard today. Tomorrow I'm going to walk over to the bigger field and put her up again. It would be a great time to practice that low level inverted hover. If you get a little too close, it will just stir up the snow instead of actually hit the ground.

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02-12-2006 11:06 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Super Phreek

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Snow...Whats that???

Derek

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or are you just happy to see me?

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02-13-2006 12:27 AM  12 years agoPost 10
NewHeli

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Too hot for your radio glove?

NewHeli

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02-13-2006 12:48 AM  12 years agoPost 11
Crush

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Yea...I only really used it once so far this winter. The weather has really been mild this year.

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02-13-2006 03:11 AM  12 years agoPost 12
docloc

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There's a mans man. Do you see the length of his driveway in the first pic and the plastic shovel he used to shovel with. Looks like fun flying. Too cold and windy here.

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02-13-2006 05:08 AM  12 years agoPost 13
Crush

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If you check my gallery...you can see what i really used to clear the snow. I can't take credit for that kind of manual labor. That driveway over 400ft long

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02-13-2006 05:31 AM  12 years agoPost 14
quattrokid73

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Huntingdon Valley, PA, USA

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Hey man, I'm from Montgomery County PA. I was flying in the snow on Saturday and my battery wiggled loose and caused my bird to nose dive into the snow. Nothing broke though! Awesome collection of helis. How does the Trex fly compared to the Sceadu when the wind is low?

Adam

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02-13-2006 05:56 AM  12 years agoPost 15
ADRYAN

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Stouffville, Ontario, Canada

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I flew a few weeks back in about -10 degrees celsius and about 35 km/h winds. My Raptor 30 was doing fine till about the second tank. While hovering mid-tank, she just tilted right. Thinking it was just a sudden gust, I couldn't recover with left aileron stick so I turned the tail 90 degrees and pulled the elevator to level her and land. All this in about a second or two from about 4 feet up. The blades nicked the asphalt and the shrinkwrap ripped... so I just packed up, went home so I could inspect the damage.

The shrinkwrap ripped on the tips and not much damage to the blades. I noticed that the belt was loose as hell so I had to retighten her. A day or so go by trying to fix the wrap and decided to get cf blades instead. I powered up the electronics to check and noticed that the aileron servo wasn't moving. Right there and then I realised that aileron servo failure caused the bladestrike. I went back to LHS and we discussed the effects of flying in below freezing conditions.

The pics look good and seem fun, but all that was running in my head were the potential dangers that can result from cold weather. I'm not too sure, but I don't think that materials used for these helis were designed for such conditions.

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02-13-2006 08:11 AM  12 years agoPost 16
OICU812

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-10 I have done but everything gets sluggish and for sure I think it is too cold. It has been 0 to +8 deg C here so it as well has been a very mild winter here as well, EL NINO!!!

Awesome Crush, thats dedication dude!!!!!

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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02-13-2006 08:26 AM  12 years agoPost 17
Lorents

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Oslo, Norway

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This is from saturday here in norway, -7 degrees celcius - brrrrrrr.
We had to move Dr.Phils raptor around in the ski tracks so that the tail would go clear of the snow.

Spring will hopefully be here soon



What comes around goes around.

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02-13-2006 11:04 AM  12 years agoPost 18
Dr.Phil

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Oslo, Norway

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Hehe Lortents.
Yes, we had a lot of fun.
Especially walking back to the car with snow up to our knees, while carrying the helis and fieldboxes.


Philip
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02-13-2006 01:23 PM  12 years agoPost 19
Tday

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Very impressive. At least it was daylight!

Tom

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02-13-2006 01:27 PM  12 years agoPost 20
Crush

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Yea...i pretty much draw the line at the freezing mark. On saturday it was mid to upper 30's F around here. The snow just made nice scenery.
quattrokid73 - in response to your question. I love flying all of them.. The T-rex IMO is very touchy. In fact saturday, was the first time I flew the EVo in about a week. I had been flying the t-rex quite a bit. When I jumped back on the EVO I couldn't believe how stable it was. I had gotten used to flying the rex again. I'm working on a Evo 90 right now. (almost finished) If that evo 90 is even more stable than the 50, i'm going to be very happy

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