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#1 RC Man Jul 23, 2010 03:03 PM

Too Hot to Fly
I was doing some tuning today and it got so hot that I finally gave up. 95 degrees and 95% humidity really takes the fun out of this hobby. Itís ever worse when blood-sucking mosquitoes gang up on you when you are trying to fly. :mad:

Looks like I will have to start getting up early so I can fly before it gets so hot.


#2 grasschopper Jul 23, 2010 03:31 PM

Ditto ! but its better than snow up to the BUNG HOLE !!!!:D:rolleyes:

#3 Mike_Then Jul 23, 2010 03:49 PM

Same here. It's 95+ today and just supposed to get hotter tomorrow and Sunday. 1000% humidity really sucks the life outta you.

#4 choppersrule Jul 23, 2010 06:59 PM

Same here too. I'm just south of Indianapolis. 92+ degrees and outta sight humidity.
Lots of tornado warnings too.

#5 realtimerecon Jul 23, 2010 07:01 PM

Heat index 105 here today,Sat. & Sun.

#6 Cleared2Engage Jul 23, 2010 07:36 PM

85 with 25 percent humidity in central Cal.

#7 arbilab Jul 23, 2010 09:25 PM

Cal charges extra for that climate. We got a rare (for July) midafternoon t-storm that cooled down to 81. Knocked the power out for half an hour but it was worth it. It's within spitting distance of 100* here all July, August, and half of September.

#8 Lamedico Jul 24, 2010 05:41 AM

Around here the best time to fly in summer is in the evening just before dusk as there is usually little or no wind at that time. The downside is that it is usually hot and very humid. The result of that is that everything runs quite hot and after landing you can't even touch the motors. Last night it was so calm I decided to sit out back and fly my coax heli for a change. By the time I ran the battery down and landed it was hot as hell. You could smell the heat coming from the motors and the electronics. The battery was hot and even the swashplate (aluminum) was quite warm. Good idea to let these things cool off for 15 minutes or so between batteries during these hot days. Probably not a good idea to fly in direct sun in mid afternoon.

#9 Lamedico Jul 24, 2010 05:42 AM


Originally Posted by grasschopper (Post 15614740)
Ditto ! but its better than snow up to the BUNG HOLE !!!!:D:rolleyes:

Depends. I've flown in very cold weather and in snow. It was quite fun actually.

#10 RC Man Jul 24, 2010 06:48 AM

I agree, a cold winter day is no problem as long as it’s not too windy. It’s easier to dress warm on a cold day than to keep cool on a hot day with 100000000% humidity.

#11 skizziks Jul 24, 2010 08:07 AM

I found it to be a little easier to handle the heat by wraping a damp towel around my neck when I fly in the heat..

#12 arbilab Jul 24, 2010 01:05 PM

Eww, if you can SMELL the motors, that's too hot.

#13 micronut Jul 25, 2010 10:30 AM

I haven't flown since May...the helis and planes have been stored away until Autumn.
I won't even attempt to fly until highs are 80* or below.

We have had consistent heat indexes at around 110* for about a month...:(

#14 oilfield1 Jul 25, 2010 10:40 AM

...sounds like Louisiana....

#15 justplainold Jul 25, 2010 05:47 PM

it's been hot over here, night flying is starting to sound appealing

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