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Old Jun 19, 2005, 12:01 AM
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What's your favorite windy day flier?

I used to HATE windy days; I wouldn't even consider going flying. But these days if the wind is, let's say a steady 8-12 mph, as it is here in Texas frequently, I break out my Microbat:

http://www.rcgroups.com/gallery/show...cat=500&page=1

What's your favorite plane to fly on windy days? (photos would be nice)

Ronnie
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 12:19 AM
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Any of my wings.
And if I really want some fun I use the slowstick. Who cares about wind, when you have enough power.
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 12:58 AM
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My NFCM Halfpipe slope racer! This bugger is FAST.

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Old Jun 19, 2005, 01:42 AM
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I like that one Mark.
Do you actually use the rudder, or is it just taking the place of winglets/tiplets.
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 03:01 AM
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1) My RBC Kits (http://www.rbckits.com/) Delta 400 (balsa with Oracover, wingspan 53cm Speed 400 direct drive with 5x4.5 Guenther prop, Kontronik Li-Ion 7.4V (2S) 1100mAh battery resulting in flight times of 10-15min; fast and aerobatic)
2) Insulator 2 (black depron 6mm with a few carbon rods, wingspan 60cm, Multiplex Compact 180 brushless motor, APC 6x5 prop, LiIon 11.1V (3S) 1200mAh battery resulting in fight times of 10-15min, and
3) My 'reusable disposable park flyer' based loosly on the BluJeti/ZagNutz wingplan (blue 6mm depron with some carbon rods, wingspan 80cm, Typhoon Micro 6/3D with APC 6x5 prop, LiPo 11.1V (3S) 1200mAh battery resulting in flight times of 10-15min (more if gliding around a lot)). This one started life as a sort of botcat (seen in the picture of the Insulator 2), but when the tail broke of on a 'fast landing', I just moved the battery back, reconnected the servo's to the Rx, reprogrammed the Tx, put on two winglets, and now fly it as a flying wing with a rather long nose ('airbag for fast landings')).

Each is small and relatively (BlueJeti-Wing) to very (Delta 400) wind insensitive. Piling them in the back of the car in correct sequence they just fill a small corner of the boot and thus are always at hand to fly, assuming I also have Tx and batteries with me.
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 01:08 PM
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I like that one Mark.
Do you actually use the rudder, or is it just taking the place of winglets/tiplets.
Thanks. So do I!
No rudder. Elevon controls.

mw
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 01:22 PM
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Parkzone Stryker , best I have for the wind conditions that ground the rest .
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 03:16 PM
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I have to ditto what Mark said: When the wind rips, my Halfpipe zips.



Since I started sloping, I enjoy a good onshore blow every bit as much as I used to enjoy those still mornings at the electric field. On many days I can have the best of both worlds on the same day.

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Old Jun 19, 2005, 03:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnron1
I used to HATE windy days; I wouldn't even consider going flying. But these days if the wind is, let's say a steady 8-12 mph, as it is here in Texas frequently, I break out my Microbat:

http://www.rcgroups.com/gallery/show...cat=500&page=1

What's your favorite plane to fly on windy days? (photos would be nice)

Ronnie
My home made flying N.A.S.S (Not a Stop Sign) does well in the wind.
Here is a better picture of the Nass and my stop sign also.
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 04:25 PM
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I like my Twinjet, on windy days. That plane just LOVES strong wind !



On the slope, then the Combat Air Model P-51 is a blast !
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 04:50 PM
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The Mini Bird of Prey does great in the wind. The only conditions I don't like to fly it in are when it's overcast, as my colour scheme doesn't show up well against a white sky.
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 05:32 PM
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My Pizza works for me! If I can hold on to it long enough to plug in the battery and turn on the transmitter ( not in that order!) then I can fly. So far any wind I have tried to fly in I have been able to.

It aint a thing of beauty but it flys good! And brushless power sure helps!
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 06:16 PM
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I fly my e-streak and heli on windy days. The e-streak will handle about 20 mph with ease. Makes landing shorter too.

The heli i can fly in 30 mph winds..very intresting to fly though when the wind is that strong.

My next wind plane will be my EDF. That little power house should be able to handle winds very nicely.

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Old Jun 19, 2005, 09:01 PM
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My brushless Formosa cuts through the wind quite well.
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 10:26 PM
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You fly that??!!??

Try not to laugh, but when the wind is up, the Ferias goes up! In its original form, the plane was a real slug. However, modifications to the power train turned this bird into a very comfortable flyer, especially in high wind (20 mph+) conditions. After the present Speed 400 finally smokes out, B/L upgrade will be made. Present 2100 2S1P and 3S1P TP LiPoly's, Gen II work very well on the Speed 400 with planetary gear box, 3.33:1, and 9x7.4E APC prop. Yeah, I know.........a Ferias??? Something about a silk purse from a sow's ear rings a bell. 161 flights as of today, all else is still the original.

What can I say, it has become a family pet! [..don't anyone come back with...."must be a real dog!"]

RD
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