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10-07-2009 04:22 PM  10 years ago
Ed1955

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Answers to Gimblefan........
The waterproof box on my boat contains the receiver, esc and the servo so that wouldn't work on a heli application but the principle could be adapted to any electronic part of a helicopter. Belt slip could be a problem in heavy rain and torque tubes would be the answer to that. On the boat, they often flip upside down and float like that until you swim out and get it or use a recover boat. That's possible because the canopy is tape sealed waterproof with clear electrical tape. It works flawlessly.

Why don't I wrap my receiver on my other birds in plastic bags? Answer, I'm not that great of a pilot, only being able to do sport circuits after two years so in my opinion all flights come with about as much stress as my mind can handle. Adding the chance that water is going to follow down a wire into the plastic bag and cause a $2K heli to take a dirt nap is a little to much for my nervous system. Besides, my point is that I shouldn't have to waterproof anything. I should be able to purchase a fly in the rain heli and it's not been invented yet. Years ago I knew a guy that had an RC submarine with an underwater camera in it and he could travel that thing around for 30 minutes and when we opened it up, it would be as dry as it was when we put it in the water. It can be done, it's just not been done yet and that's my point.
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Ed
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10-07-2009 04:32 PM  10 years ago
T.C.

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Come on you guy's, who wants to fly in the rain anyway.

Surely God gave us those day's to repair all our dumb thumb moments.

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10-07-2009 04:36 PM  10 years ago
rotormonkey

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If it's raining, I'm going to be getting water in my eyes, it'll be miserable, and all my friends who are smarter than I apparently am, are going to be inside anyway. Doesn't sound like a lot of fun to me.

No fun = no point.
If it can't hover, it ain't worth flying.
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10-07-2009 04:48 PM  10 years ago
krashtagain

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Save my flying for the no precip days . If you're not living on the edge you're just taking up space !
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10-07-2009 04:50 PM  10 years ago
GimbalFan (RIP)

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I've flown a couple times in very light rain while standing under the carport, and at the field from under the awning. Haven't had a problem but they've been very brief flights.

It's kinda purdy to see what the mains and tailblades do with the moisture, especially out here where it's so flippin' dry. And if anyone tells anybody
I used the word 'purdy' to describe it I'm gonna mash your nose.
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10-07-2009 04:51 PM  10 years ago
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and if anyone tells anybody I used the word 'purdy' to describe it, I'm gonna mash your nose.
LMAO
If you're not living on the edge you're just taking up space !
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10-07-2009 04:59 PM  10 years ago
Ed1955

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This Summer in the Northeast.........
Believe me, if you lived in Pennsylvania over this past summer, there were plenty of days you would have wanted to fly but couldn't because of rain and the sickest part of it all was that most of those days seemed to be on the weekends. You reach a time in your life when the most important time you have is your SPARE TIME! Just recently I started fishing in the rain. Do I like fishing in the rain, no I don't but if the only time I have to fish is when it's raining, I put on rain gear and go fishing, pouring or not. They simply need to make helis that come with rain gear, plain and simple. There is a market for this, believe me.
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Ed
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10-08-2009 03:29 AM  10 years ago
dynahobby

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As long as i doesnt pour, I don't mind
Not sure about airplanes , but I enjoy my toys in the rain .
mostly it wasn't pouring I recall.

about a few years ago, here in korea we had a big heli 3d party
and all of the tops flew their machine even in the storm.
and they were all fine.
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10-08-2009 02:11 PM  10 years ago
Cowjock

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Believe me, if you lived in Pennsylvania over this past summer, there were plenty of days you would have wanted to fly but couldn't because of rain
+1
This was not a typical summer in Pa. The only break we really got was 3 weeks at the end of June(the only good hay making weather this summer). I really can't complain because I've done more flying this summer than I have over the past three put together.
Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?
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10-08-2009 03:42 PM  10 years ago
holzback

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why would anyone fly in the rain, that is just stupidyou aint crashin you aint learnin
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10-08-2009 03:48 PM  10 years ago
GimbalFan (RIP)

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why would anyone fly in the rain
Did you think to read the whole thread before asking this question?
that is just stupid
Wrong.

As with just about anything in RC, there's not a single thing 'stupid' about it as long as the necessary sensible preparations are made.
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10-08-2009 04:25 PM  10 years ago
Ed1955

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Thanks Gimble!
When I lived in Florida and was into scuba diving, some of the guys in our club refused to dive when it was raining. I got such a kick out of that. We would be down 200 feet where sunlight wasn't that much of a factor anyway and lightning strikes were pretty much unheard of on the surface. If they make a waterproof RC Helicopter, I'm here to tell you that I would order one tomorrow.
Thanks again Gimble,
Ed
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10-09-2009 09:53 AM  10 years ago
T.C.

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A bit of light rain would be ok I would think.

You wouldn't want to get too wet though.

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10-09-2009 11:23 AM  10 years ago
GimbalFan (RIP)

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You wouldn't want to get too wet though.
Yup -- just a leeetle beeet too much wawa -- forward cyclic too.

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10-10-2009 06:36 PM  10 years ago
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not worth taking a chance It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!
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