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11-08-2013 03:35 PM  5 years agoPost 1
tgalo

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I'm guessing everyone has their own limit but just wondering what that was... For me, 20 years ago, non. Today, anything more than a breeze I wimp out

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11-08-2013 03:38 PM  5 years agoPost 2
McKrackin

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Lucasville,Ohio

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As long as I'm comfortable,the heli is fine.

If it's blowing my hat off or knocking me around,that's too much.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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11-08-2013 03:50 PM  5 years agoPost 3
soberflierross

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Cottage Grove, MN USA

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Agree if it blows off your hat it's time for some sim time

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11-08-2013 03:52 PM  5 years agoPost 4
qraptor

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Illinois

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The bigger the heli, the greater the wind

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11-08-2013 03:58 PM  5 years agoPost 5
doorman

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Sherwood, Arkansas

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Hat Trick
I am all in favor of If It Blows Your Hat Off, time to take a break!!!

The heavier machines will take more,but, too windy takes SOME of the fun out of it!!!!

I think practicing in 10-15mph is a great teacher... just think how much better your going to fly when it is calm....and actually, I prefer a nice 5mph steady breeze!!!

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11-08-2013 04:08 PM  5 years agoPost 6
Todd74

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I don't mind the occasional day where the wind blows your hat off. The crucial thing for me on a windy day is if you're able to orient yourself where the wind is at your BACK.

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11-08-2013 04:12 PM  5 years agoPost 7
michael88997

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Lewisville,Tx

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20-25 is about max I have fun in unless im doing autos

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11-08-2013 04:26 PM  5 years agoPost 8
RCHSF

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NC

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On my 450 & 500 5-10mph. Calm to 5mph is fine, above 10-ish no go.
Not that I can't fly in above 10, I just don't like the stiff breeze.

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11-08-2013 04:35 PM  5 years agoPost 9
unclejane

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santa fe, NM, USA

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Rarely, to be honest. When the gusts get up to about 30mph is about the only time I start getting nervous and think about stopping. Especially with the hexacopter which is landable in almost anything, I almost don't care about the wind. In fact I like a stiff wind of at least 10mph since it keeps the plankers and insects away.

In the spring, when the winds are 25mph and gusts to over 40 every day for about 3 months (march through early june), is the only time I tend not to be flying something on a regular basis, but even then when it drops below 30, I'll consider it.

In full scale, my limits are lower of course.

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11-08-2013 04:36 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Wedge77

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St. Charles Missouri USA

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our field is located in the *bottoms* between large openings in the farmland. It can be dead calm at the house 1 mile away, but when you hit the field, its blowing. I don't think we had one day all year that it wasn't?
We've gotten so used to it that if the flag isn't blowing totally sideways its a good day. Last Sunday was so windy, flying the micro foamies backwards! My Vibe 90 just sails through it either way, but the smaller helis definitely have some problems, Even the 50 Vibe or synergy was ballooning up bad when you turned back into the wind. Its good practice though, and with usually only one day to fly, either learn to deal with it or you don't fly.

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11-08-2013 04:37 PM  5 years agoPost 11
Simmer

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Massachusetts

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for me its rarely too windy, I would guess I would try to fly in 25MPH winds just to say I could do it, but the fun factor drops for me when the downwind passes are ridiculously fast

I can and have flown in 15MPH winds but I prefer to hold off until I can get more enjoyment out of it.

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11-08-2013 04:59 PM  5 years agoPost 12
Ronald Thomas

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Gainesville, Fl, USA

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Same here, I like to fly in the wind as well. It pretty much has to be blowing me off my feet for me not to fly...

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11-08-2013 05:04 PM  5 years agoPost 13
Funky Trex

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Westerville, OH - USA

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If the wind is blowing directly towards me at 25+, I start to get uncomfortable. I start flying much farther out and the enjoyment factor goes down quite a bit. If wind is blowing side to side or away from me, it doesn't bother me although my flying gets more sloppy in high winds.

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11-08-2013 05:05 PM  5 years agoPost 14
Nycatt

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New York

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Same here over 25mph.




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11-08-2013 05:09 PM  5 years agoPost 15
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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If you do a flip and the heli goes with the wind a hundred yards or so, It's toooooo windy!

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11-08-2013 05:19 PM  5 years agoPost 16
JKos

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Redondo Beach, CA

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For me it's a combination of steady state (average) wind speed and the variability of the wind (gusts). A steady wind can be fun, especially for shooting autos. But when the gusts get too strong and given they are random, that takes some fun out of it.

The field I fly at the most has terrain features which cause a lot of turbulence in certain areas. It can be dangerous when the wind gets going. Last time I was out my 3D foamie could hardly make forward progress in certain areas of the field.

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11-08-2013 05:54 PM  5 years agoPost 17
BladeScraperz

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Only if it's more wind that I want to stand in

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11-08-2013 05:57 PM  5 years agoPost 18
ticedoff8

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Morgan Hill, CA. USA

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If I fly the heli as fast as it can possibly go directly into the wind, and it is stationary or going backwards, it is time to take a break.
Otherwise - keep flying

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11-08-2013 05:59 PM  5 years agoPost 19
heli-cuzz

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Pittston, Pa. USA

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When its below 32 degrees fahrenheit.

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11-08-2013 06:10 PM  5 years agoPost 20
sharam

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Northern California - Fly at Morgan Hill Field

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I prefer a good stiff wind at our flying field - it keeps most plankers and other pilots grounded so I can have the whole sky to myself.

Also, doing autos in a stiff wind is a rush - you get amazing hangtimes!

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