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07-31-2007 02:05 PM  13 years ago
aerton

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Longueuil, QC, Canada

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I flew in -10C and I flew all winter long. It's really fun for me.
It's an electric ship. In summer sometimes its too hot to fly and cooling becomes an issue. I already burned out 3 cells in 3 packs and 2 ESCs. Now my ESC is under the model and battery is cooled with self made heatsinks and CPU coolers.
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07-31-2007 02:39 PM  13 years ago
DJDAZ

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Perth Western Australia

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Sorry SPB, i misunderstood

Yes, i won't deny that hot weather flying sux. Your hands r sweaty, your engine is so rich that your power is right down, probably (definately) not good for electronics, sunburn-a-plenty......etc

But sometimes u just have to get out!!!

I wait till the moment when the searing summer easterlies die down and the sea breeze comes in. They basically cancel each other out for about half an hour, or about 3 flights.
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08-02-2007 03:52 AM  13 years ago
w8qz

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Yep - I try to get out and fly in the winter, when the weather is decent, temps down to maybe -10C, or warmer. Might do it a bit more this year, since I started flying at work, 1 tank at lunch time. The biggest nuisance is having to readjust the tail due to the Raptor belt drive, with the temperature changes from in the house to the field. If your engine is set right, the mixture changes are not a big deal. Get a transmitter mitt from Zack Sparks, or you can make your own (and dress warmly, of course). Found some plans for a mitt out on the internet."The helicopter is much easier to design than the aeroplane, but is worthless when done. W. Wright"
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08-02-2007 10:31 AM  13 years ago
DarkSideSimba

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Up here in the AK its not all that bad as long as it stays above 28 or so. Only issue I have is the radio mitts I have always fog up and make my hands mucky from sweat. Dont like that feeling all too much on the controls. But for the most I am usually too busy snow machining, tubing, sledding, and or snow boarding but do try to make some time to fly. I'll try to dig up me pics of winter flying up here. If not it all looks the same no matter where you at with snow

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08-02-2007 04:54 PM  13 years ago
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I miss Wisconsin   ▲
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08-02-2007 06:04 PM  13 years ago
Pistol Pete

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is there winter in florida?~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~
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08-03-2007 09:47 AM  13 years ago
OICU812

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Once in a blue moon in "da gym"

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