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12-29-2010 07:58 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Airkid

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Hey guys/girls..
I am also one of the heli addicted girls Recently I have spent a lot of time on a sim (Pheonix) and now i am struggling with real flying... It is partially because my TR250 does not like winter flying so much, the whole rotorhead gets stiff and the paddles kinda freeze.. The result of that is dumping the heli into the snow.. But I have the same problem with TR500 although the rotorhead is fine..
Does anybody have a suggestion how to get rid of the "sim to real life frustration"?

Thanks!

Airkid

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12-29-2010 08:19 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Heli 770

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Waite for better weather!, It's Freezing over There!!!
BTW, Welcome to RunRyder.

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12-30-2010 09:51 AM  7 years agoPost 3
EmmDee

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One thing that helps a lot when flying in the cold is to keep your battery packs warm. I know that's tough where you live - I was in Prague and Olomouc during January, and it was COLD!!! Lipo packs just will not perform when they are allowed to get chilly. Keep them indoors or in an inside pocket with some hand warmers.

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12-30-2010 03:48 PM  7 years agoPost 4
chopper_crazy

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on cold days, I would put the batteries in a cooler and put hand warmers in the cooler. Seemed to work well for me.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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01-01-2011 04:37 PM  7 years agoPost 5
Airkid

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Thanks guys for replies,
I actually have no problems with batteries, I have them in warmth of my inner pockets but bigger problem is most probably the freezing WD-40 in my rotorhead and crash marathon...

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01-01-2011 05:10 PM  7 years agoPost 6
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In freezing weather the bearings won't rotate very good. That is why in freezing temperatures you normally don't oil firearms.

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