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Old 01-07-2017, 01:50 AM
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All I ask for is at least a ceiling of 500' and because of my limited runway width winds less than 6 knots. The the wind can keep me from flying at times and the temperature can be a factor if it's at or above 100f. Sunday morning looks great as far as the wind is concerned but the temp is forecast to be in the middle teens. I don't think I will fly, I can't fly with gloves on and I have had servo problems with temps below freezing. I know some of you fly in these temperatures but I think I'll pass

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Old 01-07-2017, 02:07 AM
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All I ask for is at least a ceiling of 500' and because of my limited runway width winds less than 6 knots. The the wind can keep me from flying at times and the temperature can be a factor if it's at or above 100f. Sunday morning looks great as far as the wind is concerned but the temp is forecast to be in the middle teens. I don't think I will fly, I can't fly with gloves on and I have had servo problems with temps below freezing. I know some of you fly in these temperatures but I think I'll pass

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"and the temperature......at or above 100f"..........you live in Texas, summer temps are quite common in the high 90'sf low 100f.....unless of course you live near Austin.....even Dallas, Fort Worth and Abilene summers are in the 100's........my brother-in-law lives in Dallas, visited him last August.....hot & humid, thunder showers and temps above 95f the entire week and half we were there........assume you are a "fair weather flyer"......where I'm at in SoCal, highs are 110f and lows 28f.......if there is no rain, snow or low cloud precipitation, we fly regardless........only winds above 25knots keep us down....!

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Old 01-07-2017, 02:51 AM
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Welcome to my world. lol
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:48 AM
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I don't normally fly if it is windy but having not flown for some time, decided against my better judgement to do so today.
Flying my Sukhoi it was getting blown all over the sky and I landed early because the canopy could be seen lifting. I used some tape to secure it.
I had a break and battery was still showing 12.2 volts so I decided to 'use it up'.
Big mistake. As I came around from a downwind turn and started heading into wind the turbulence grabbed it and threw it around severely. I managed to level the wings just before it hit the ground so minimal damage to the frame and cowling but the landing gear with spats was ripped off and both spats were driven up through the wings. Prop also suffered a lost blade. Easily fixable/recoverable but it will have to wait a while as it is not my go-to plane.
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:04 AM
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Park,

With you. North Texas in the teens. Snow flurries.
Back to the 70's next week but very windy. Can't win at this time of the year.


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Old 01-07-2017, 11:38 AM
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-10C today .... -15C other day .... snow falling continuous now ...

Had to buy a Snow Blower !!

Supposed to go flying tomorrow ... fingers crossed !

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Old 01-07-2017, 11:47 AM
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3axis gyros, for when you absolutely positively "have to" fly in heavy winds.

I have confidently performed 3 point landings at negative groundspeed. That's right, backwards.

The purists can say what they want about gyros but they can't see those plane crushing rogue wind gusts moving across the landing area any better than the rest of us. Let 'em whine.
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by birdDog View Post
3axis gyros, for when you absolutely positively "have to" fly in heavy winds.

I have confidently performed 3 point landings at negative groundspeed. That's right, backwards.

The purists can say what they want about gyros but they can't see those plane crushing rogue wind gusts moving across the landing area any better than the rest of us. Let 'em whine.
I'm a convert to the Hobby Eagle A3 Super II ................ as you say - unless you try it - you don't know what you are missing !!

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Old 01-07-2017, 03:00 PM
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+1 on the HE A1.Love that gyro. I also use Lemon combo rx/stabs on some planes.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:45 PM
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Guess what....
The Sukhoi was the ONLY plane I had without a Gyro and I had a A3 on the bench ready to put in it.... How quirky is that....
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:47 PM
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Better late than never, I guess. :P
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:13 PM
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Temps are in the low 30's F and it looks like it's going to rain for the next 4 days.

I can keep my batteries warm and I have a transmitter glove, but I hate looking up into the rain. Reminds too much of when I had to work construction all day in weather like this.

Guess I'll have to wait until every thing lines up, so I can learn to fly my Eflite Convergence.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:06 AM
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Im setting out the winds but unfortunately it may be a few days until they calm down.
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:29 AM
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I just bought the Turnigy Battery warmer bag .... works very good and uses an old ex flight 3S lipo.
Or can plug into the car.

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Old 01-09-2017, 07:58 PM
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Has been pretty cold here lately for the northwest. Lows in the teens to highs in the low 30's. Had some wind as well.
Might have been able to fly a couple of those days but easily found something else to do.
Hoping to get out on Wednesday and maiden the Eflite Corsair that I got for Christmas. Temp in the upper 20's, but dry and not windy, so they say.
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:22 PM
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Well it was only 5 degrees out but I did some flying off the snow with my Tidewater. Didn't last long though as I started to not be able to feel my fingers!
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:56 PM
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Mostly in the upper 60s and lower 70s here in Tucson this week. There is a possibility of rain (20% chance) this Friday.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:06 PM
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Here is our forecast. Too hot to fly.

http://www.willyweather.com.au/qld/d.../grantham.html
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:34 PM
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Outside, right now, winds are gusting to 48MPH. It's been this way for three days.
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:59 PM
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About the same here in N Texas. We had rain all weekend to boot.

I've found www.windfinder.com to be a pretty accurate forecaster. So I can look ahead for the upcoming week. Right, now, doesn't look very good. Sigh

Doesn't look too good for Ventspils, Latvia either- LOL https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/ventspils
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:12 PM
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Yeah, forecast doesn't look good here, either.
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Old 03-07-2017, 01:44 PM
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currently, blizzard conditions. Snow with sustained winds of 35+ mph gusting to 55mph.
no flying today.
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:47 PM
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Looks like rain for the next week.

Darn it, I have a new 12' glider to try out.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:15 PM
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Warm but very windy today +20 mph gusting to 30. Would have to turn up the gain on the gyros today and still fight it. Tomorrow looks okay. 10-12. If you can't fly 10-15 in Texas, you might as well give up the hobby. And our East/West runway is almost always crosswind.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:53 PM
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I just logged on to WF to see watts up and here's the thread i started. I haven't flown in three weeks ! Mother Nature can't seem to get in sync with my schedule.
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