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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:47 AM
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Is anyone around various continents of this globe, noticing dramatic difference in the weather conditions for flying RC models? Down here in this AE of the world (only qoating what our ex PM once said) we are experiencing the crappiest, most inconsistent and unreliable wheather pattern I ever remember. I feel like giving up this silly hobby or emigrating to afrika. J.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 02:32 AM
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Is anyone around various continents of this globe, noticing dramatic difference in the weather conditions for flying RC models? Down here in this AE of the world (only qoating what our ex PM once said) we are experiencing the crappiest, most inconsistent and unreliable wheather pattern I ever remember. I feel like giving up this silly hobby or emigrating to afrika. J.
No use coming here, the weather is pretty crappy here too. The wind has been blowing for most of the year - especially flying days. The ironic part is, we drove out to a slope flying wtwo weeks ago which was 300km away - and no wind.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:05 AM
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Well quite simple really.

The hotter it gets the more turbulent it gets which results in wind and then when water is involved it's like the Boiling jug mor heat more turbulance equals more moisture and more compresion of everything equals wind and on it goes.

If planet gets hotter still will be really hard to fly RC as she just gonna be more of the same.

Although have been waiting for the day we can justafiably fly Cement Bricks with wild abandon can't be to far away now....... :d
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:34 AM
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Didn't I just hear on the news a study out of England that the Earth is in a cool down period?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 10:25 AM
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Yeah, there's strong evidence putting a dent in the global warming thing.

Anyway, we've had a very good year for flying here in Northern California. One of the best in recent years.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:28 PM
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Becoming very used to flying in 8mph and up winds now, since it seems that's what we have day in and day out anymore. I've been doing this now for 3 years, but this has been the worst year for wind by far.

Love the days when wind is under 4mph since planes don't bounce around and look much more realistic. Could use a bunch more of 'em.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:43 PM
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We`ve had plenty of flying weather in N Texas this year, but here that means wind below 20 mph. Under 10 is considered calm.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:04 AM
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Deffinitelly no global warming down here in OZ. Last year we had no summer at all, and this year it looks lot worse. Today it's more like mid winter then summer on its way. Cutting the field for 2 hours, nearly froze in 30+mph southerly today. Global warming? you must be kidding, it's going back to the ice age, J.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:27 AM
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All the good weather has moved south to us in Melbourne, hardly any rain this month.
Thanks Joe for sending it down
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 04:14 PM
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Tony, I'm not talking one month but at least last 3 years of this crap weather. Ask Tommo or Ken! I'm trying to fly your Ramtec off the beach with vid/cam to get some great footage, getting sand blasted instead most of the time going there. Only remembering days you went there and didn't feel like coming back, the good old calm days seem to be gone, J.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:57 PM
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well, up in the great white north that is Canada, we had really no winter last year. we are closing in on the end of November and we've had all the signs that the weather will be more of the same this winter. last week it was 21 degrees C here, instead of the usual -21. LOL. the scientists have said it'll be an average of 4+ degrees warmer over the next 10 years. after saying that, I don't buy the global warming theory. the earth is in a natural warm up cycle before it goes into a cool down cycle. it's happened before and it'll happen again. I'm sure humans don't help matters much, but global warming is a get richer scam by the already filthy rich. just my 2 cents. LOL.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:08 AM
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Yes, I'm hearing a lot about abnormally warm temp. up in Nth. Hemi but down here its surely the opposite. Never put foot out of house today, its blowing 80km'h and cold! J.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:12 AM
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We always have windy springs here, but the last few summers have been above normal temps. Winters have been pretty mild also, very few days below -20 F. and less snow. Has really hurt the tourist industry! Even had to cancel the Beargrease sleddog race last year. (Not enough snow)
The lakes up north , Boundry Waters area and west of there have no ice yet.

I live just outside the city limits of Duluth (over the hill) and our biggest weather changer is Lake Superior. It's amazing how much it affects the weather in MN, WI, and the UP of MI.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:18 AM
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Didn't I just hear on the news a study out of England that the Earth is in a cool down period?
Yes, if you don't get the info from the corrupt universities, Julian. And we have been in a cool down for 10 yrs. Thats why they(world socialists) had to again change their topic agenda. Now to "climate change".

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but global warming is a get richer scam by the already filthy rich. just my 2 cents
Actually, money is just the tool. power and control is the agenda. "any means to reach the desired end" The only "rich" that follow along with this leftist crap, is those that benefit from crony capitalism and hope that they will not be the target of high regulation and taxes. So they drink the "Kool-Aid".

I remember, back in the late 60's/early 70's, They said we were heading for another ice age by the year 1980.

The Earth is cooling, heating, for billions of years. It's a cycle. The Left wants to convince us that We are at fault, Then they can control us, "for our own good". Global climate change is a political religion. Those who believe it are either deceived, or, fully well know the truth and outcome of it's introduction and manipulation.

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