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04-18-2018 09:51 PM  15 months ago
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RM3

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Wind Tolerance
Ive been waiting to go fly to test some things on a 600 class Heli and the wind here in Central Texas just hasn't let up for the last two weeks, it been well over 15mph, sometimes gusting to nearly 30... it doesn't die down until just after sundown.

some wind is ok... my tolerance is no more than 10... maybe 12...

whats your limit?
showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...
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04-18-2018 10:10 PM  15 months ago
Dan Minick

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I will fly in 20 to 25ish, but its usually gusty around here. Anything worse and its not really fun anymore.Team Synergy, Team FBL Rotors-------if its not broke...it will be!
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04-19-2018 02:15 AM  15 months ago
utahbob

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Here comes summer..
We get these "leading up to summer" winds here in Southern Utah..usually last a few weeks..we get out at sunup and can usually get a few flights..but there's alota dirt at our site..so anyting over 10 and we're outta there.
I do a great decending funnel!
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04-19-2018 02:31 AM  15 months ago
InvertedDude

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Fly in 25 mph winds for 50 or 91 engines. It is a hoot, one way is fast as heck. Into the wind, the raptor just tears into the sky. Lots of fun!!!!
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04-19-2018 02:42 AM  15 months ago
KevinB

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I fly until my hat blows off....then it's time to go home! That's usually around 25mph.

BTW. ....windy days are the best time to practice autorotations! (Into the wind of course)

KevinB
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04-19-2018 03:40 AM  15 months ago
RM3

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I like a steady breeze... but the area I fly in is an open field. The area is basically a valley with small hills surrounding it. The wind seems to funnel through the area and the hills create a fair amount of variability. the worst is the dirt that gets kicked up, which is composed of alot of clay. Yeah it can be fun at times... but a pain when your trying to test things or tune a FBL system.

flying one way, yeah you get plenty of speed and thats fun I'll admit... the other way and your fighting it the whole way.

the only thing I like about windy days is flying kites and the lack of biting bugs.
showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...
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04-19-2018 05:58 PM  15 months ago
pctomlin

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My flying skills are not great, but I try not to let the wind ground me. Just fly a little higher and be a little more conservative, you can still work on your skills. Was at a funfly a couple of weeks ago where it was getting too windy for my 550 (favorite size) so I just starting flying 700 size only.
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04-19-2018 06:54 PM  15 months ago
Ladymagic

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Highest I ever flew is 26..maybe 28mph. It's not so bad if it's steady. I've flown with gusts 30mph+ when I absolutely had to fly and it gets stressful.Mellisa
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04-19-2018 08:16 PM  15 months ago
spaceman spiff

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I have flown in 18 to 20 MPH, but did not like it much.

A couple weeks ago i pushed my luck too far with a 60 size stick plank. It flipped over on the runway before take off. Lots of road rash now. It was in perfect condition before. Once in a while i re-learn the value of patience.
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04-20-2018 01:46 AM  15 months ago
wjvail

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Meridian, Mississippi

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My local club is so tired of hearing it, I can hardly say it any more; but, flying in a wind will make you a better pilot. Everyone is a god in dead calm. Flying in 40mph winds and making it look fun is a skill.

"Well, nothing bad can happen now."
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04-20-2018 02:08 AM  15 months ago
jbjones

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Flying in 40mph winds and making it look fun is a skill.
And there has been ample opportunity here in MS lately! Damnation, every day the past 2 weeks as been a Gale....glad someone is enjoying it!
J. B. Jones
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04-20-2018 02:27 AM  15 months ago
wjvail

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No. Wait. I didn’t say I could fly in a wind. I said those that can got some skills.

Yea it's been windy. I went for a motorcycle ride yesterday down to Hattiesburg and I don't know if didn't take more skill to stay upright and in my lane than flying a heli. If my motors eat as much yellow pollen as I did yesterday, it's a wonder they run at all.
"Well, nothing bad can happen now."
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04-20-2018 03:28 AM  15 months ago
RappyTappy

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Wind = autorotation fun
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04-20-2018 12:07 PM  15 months ago
gmcullan

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I've flown my Align T-Rex 250s in winds of 15, gusts to 25. Certainly is a lot of work, but sure can make you a better pilot.

My bigger machines handle wind like that with no issues at all.
Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450
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