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10-03-2007 12:19 AM  12 years ago
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most batterys run at reduced capacity in the coldVegetable rights and Peace
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10-03-2007 12:39 AM  12 years ago
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I hate the encoumberance of anything on my hands. Have tried everything. In the end I opted for sitting in the car between flights to warm up. Fortunately, i'm the only idiot at my field that flies when it's cold, so the car is just a few metres from the pits.
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I do the same. My hands can take the cold a flite at a time.
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10-03-2007 12:43 AM  12 years ago
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Up in the snowy North, I fly using Gore Windstopper gloves. They're super thin (liner glove thin), warm, wind resistant and maintain tactile feel.
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10-03-2007 01:19 AM  12 years ago
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I've been told that lipos drop power real fast below 40 degrees. Is this true?
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Yes they do, just make sure they stay warm between flights. Actually they may shut down at 32 deg.
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10-03-2007 01:25 AM  12 years ago
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So here in Canada flying lipos during winter would be a no-no.

How do you store them for such a long period of time? 50% charge packed and wrapped in the fridge would suffice?
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10-03-2007 01:43 AM  12 years ago
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hey
So here in Canada flying lipos during winter would be a no-no.
no not necessarily...some put their batteries in their pockets and keep them warm, and some put a towel over their engine and then lay the batteries on that to keep them warm right after they shut off their cars

as long as you keep a battery warm up until it is used...it will perform fine....if it starts out warm it will stay warm once you start to use it

check out this site, it has some great information on how to store your batteries and still get 98% of your capacity after 1 year...

Battery University

just make sure you put the battery in a freeze bag, sitting on it to make sure mostly all the air is out of it so moisture doesn't accumulate on the pack while it is in the freezer

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10-03-2007 05:42 PM  12 years ago
jackheli

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.if it starts out warm it will stay warm once you start to use it
How about the lipos and li-ions batteries that power our regulators?
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10-03-2007 05:46 PM  12 years ago
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Heres some really nice Windstopper gloves. I use these for fishing as well as flying. I've tried every option from wool to neoprene and nothing beats these yet for warmth and dexterity.

http://www.simmsfishing.com/za/SIM?...r&PROD.ID=51840
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10-03-2007 05:59 PM  12 years ago
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These ones are the Windstopper gloves I use - they're very thin and have full-fingers.

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10-03-2007 06:10 PM  12 years ago
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Winter in Guam? What are we talking 80 degrees during the day and mid 70's at night? I pulled this off of the Guam's official web site:

Climate:
Between 75-86 degrees Fahrenheit (26-30 degrees Celsius) Averaging 81 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius)

Seasons:
Dry season between Jan. & May; rainy season between October & December.

Rainfall:
Annual average is approximately 80 inches (2,509 millimeters)

My suggestion would be to put your hands in pockets.
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10-03-2007 06:48 PM  12 years ago
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Sorry dude,

But I've been to Guam in the winter. Never been so hot and damp in my life. I'd be more concerned with keeping the heli out of the daily rain showers.
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