Did it. Out to the field by 7AM. It was cold and gray, but the wind was tollable. Maidened a Polaris boat plane, which flew just awesome. Put 3 batteries through it. By 9 the wind was up, my eyes were blurry, and my fingers were cold. Me and my buddy had both had enough for today.
Well Aron, you galvanized my resolve to get my dead
out of bed and go deal with whatever was out there. As luck would have it, conditions were pretty benign. It was supposed to be blowing 7 already at daybreak, up to 10 by 9. I don't think it ever broke 6 the whole time.