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View Poll Results: What's the highest wind you'd fly in?
Up to 2 mph
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3.57%
Up to 5 mph
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7.14%
Up to 10 mph
17
30.36%
Up to 15 mph
4
7.14%
Up to 20 mph
5
8.93%
20+ mph
24
42.86%
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How much wind can you handle?

Old 03-18-2011, 02:17 PM
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What's flyable wind to you?
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:22 PM
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The ParkZone T28D seems to handle gusts up to 10mph without any big problems. The micro stuff stops being fun at about 2mph.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:24 PM
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Hi
Thats subject to the aircraft im flying
Small foamy maybe 5 to 10 mph
My larger balsa birds up to 20 mph maybe a little more
Helis between 5 and 10 mph
Take care dear friend
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:54 PM
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Super Cub - 0-10
Corsair - 0-10
Stryker - 0-20
Habu - 10-20
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:26 PM
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The wind here is over 20mph regularly and over 15mph the majority of the time.. In this part of the world if you dont fly in those sort of winds then you dont fly much.

I've just been out flying my PZ micro SU-26m and the official wind speed recorded at the airport less than half a mile away is 15mph (gusting considerably higher)...
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:42 PM
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My slopers love wind over 20 mph. So it all depends on the plane.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:40 PM
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Depends on plane type and what I feel like doing. Sometimes wind surfing is great, other time s I am just not in the mood to fight with it
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:34 AM
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I love flying in the wind the max amount of wind i can fly in is 30 MPH and 25 MPH being the norm, and that is with a foamie profile I know some people wont belive this, so i added a post from a rc member flying my profile foamy in 25 MPH wind, he was doing great, but 30 MPH is the limit for this Plane, Take care, Chellie

http://www.rc-products.net/mavrick-comments.asp

Rusty:
Chellie let me fly her Mavrick Mk 2 this morning - what a plane!
It was 24 deg. and 25 MPH wind and we had a great time.
Can't believe how your plane handles the wind.
I am ordering TWO planes right now!
Richard Apple Valley, CA

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Old 03-19-2011, 02:35 PM
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i answer much the same as all the above with the exception of not flying in 20+mph winds....where i fly is always windy for the most part and i like tossing the herr pits speacial in the windy day,why it seems to cut thru so well baffles me but it does.

i tend to back off flying on windyer days like today.....10-15 gusts to 25mph and when my neighbors garbage pail is blowing around his driveway it a sure sign the gusts are there while i try sleeping ..[trees are swaying back and forth]..thats what living so close to a neighbor is like here in jersey...lol...in a few years i'll relocate to more space,less tax's
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:57 PM
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I like it below 10mph. Our club has flight line cameras & wind gear on our web site.

The wind speed graphic runs green to 17mph, orange to 34 & red above 34mph. Not sure who made the graphics speed choices, but it works for me.

http://www.eastrc.org/rdrc_live/
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:52 PM
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My max wind so far is 36 mph -- I will fly in higher wind when given the opportunity. Strykers and Funjets are best for strong wind.

Also -- it isn't the wind speed that gets you. It is the wind GUSTS that get you. Any gust greater than 10 mph more than the constant wind speed is a real challenge!
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:26 PM
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The only time the wind is too strong is when the plane blows away before you can pick it up.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
My max wind so far is 36 mph -- I will fly in higher wind when given the opportunity. Strykers and Funjets are best for strong wind.

Also -- it isn't the wind speed that gets you. It is the wind GUSTS that get you. Any gust greater than 10 mph more than the constant wind speed is a real challenge!

Tomorrow you might have a chance to break your record of 36, South winds 45 to 60mph gust for western oklahoma, lol that would be awesome , if I was brave enuff to try!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:42 AM
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You must be out there in the panhandle, where it's so flat there's nothing to stop the wind!
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:00 AM
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Jack Rabbits , Telephone poles and Oil Tank Batterys bout the only thing to stop the wind.lol Drove a refer up in n.dak while back, they think up there 45mph wind is BREEZY!!!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:31 AM
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I like it calm.But I'm a newbie as well.
Plus the fact TV and Radio and air fields are 20 miles away,I don't know for sure what the wind speed is here.You have to wait for calm days or guess at it.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:10 PM
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I've flown my scratch built 150% version of the "Electrostreak" in winds of 25 MPH. Not fun, but it did handle it OK. Problem is around our field we've got trees. And as the wind blows past those trees, you get all sorts of turbulance making landings "fun".

One of my models landed just fine last year, flying way to windy of conditions. The wind picked the model off the ground and flipped it over several times during the taxi back to the pit area. Not to much damage, still flying it.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by zzlentz View Post
I like it calm.But I'm a newbie as well.
Plus the fact TV and Radio and air fields are 20 miles away,I don't know for sure what the wind speed is here.You have to wait for calm days or guess at it.
Check this out:
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/zoa/mwmap3.php?map=usa

And this one:
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/...FB%2C+Arkansas

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/...query=Arkansas

Arkansas likely has dozens of individual weather stations that you can look up in wunderground by punching in your zipcode.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by kyleservicetech View Post
Check this out:
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/zoa/mwmap3.php?map=usa

And this one:
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/...FB%2C+Arkansas

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/...query=Arkansas

Arkansas likely has dozens of individual weather stations that you can look up in wunderground by punching in your zipcode.
Thanks,but still no locations closer than 20 miles of me.
I just watch the trees blow. But again,on the ground it's calm,but up overhead it could be 30mph.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:57 PM
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was flying my 3dhobbyshop 47inch extra shp in this the other day.

Pretty interesting flying a very light build 3d plane in this! I'd also fly heli's in those conditions with no problem. I've taken my stryker out as the feeder bands for a hurricane were coming in, gusts were well over 50mph and the stryker didn't flinch.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:02 PM
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Hi
Heres a short video one of my flights in high winds, just check out the flag in the background
Do enjoy
[media]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9194001102603899174[/media]#
Take care
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:00 AM
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Hank your after my heart.Learning to fly in high winds, just makes you better pilot on a calm day. When that sudden crosswind gust blows, it's just second nature to make the right corrections and grease it in on the mains.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:35 AM
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The wind was 21.9 mph after work today -- my Funjet didn't have any problems in 4 flights.

NO FEAR!
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Johnny View Post
Hank your after my heart.Learning to fly in high winds, just makes you better pilot on a calm day. When that sudden crosswind gust blows, it's just second nature to make the right corrections and grease it in on the mains.
Hi Johnny
Thanks
Ive lived directly on the shore since 2004
Its fairly windy here most times on the shore line and the winds speed change quite often
So ive become quite good at flying in varying wind speeds imho
The clip above and this one where taken in 2007, the landing on this one was different to say the least
Do enjoy
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfEIUihF8v8[/media]
Take care dear friend
Yours Hank
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:23 PM
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Myself and many people can fly almost any plane in almost any wind. I've already flown my little Great Planes SPAD in high wind that sent everybody else at the club home. Terrifying but successful. The real question for myself is, when does it stop being fun.
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