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Old May 19, 2006, 12:59 AM
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What to do on a rainy day

Actually two rainy days. Couldn't do any outdoor chores so I decided to spend a couple of days in my shop. What I did accomplish was the framing of two new airframes ready for covering.
Haven't done that for a while because I have too many planes ready to fly and very little room for more. But it sure felt good to glue balsa wood again.

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Old May 19, 2006, 03:09 AM
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Bill,

I don't mind rainy days too much as there's something distinctly theraputic about a spot of balsa-bashing now and then..

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Old May 19, 2006, 04:58 AM
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The best thing to do is to improve your skills with a simulator on the pc
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Old May 19, 2006, 06:31 AM
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Rainy dayís ; I read RC Groups threads. Get in a couple heated debates, Do some flight simulator. Here in Massachusetts, Itís been raining 2 weeks now, Ití raining right now. And when itís not raining the wind is too strong. Or the grass is to high. Iíve already got to many foamys. I just started 2 more but canít seem to get into it. In the winter I expect to be in, so Iíll take on a balsa project. Like the one below. Or go fly in a sports dome. I donít know about you, but Iíd just want to get out and fly. HAVE GREAT DAY
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Old May 19, 2006, 06:32 AM
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But it sure felt good to glue balsa wood again.

How come nobody says that after they crash ?.
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Old May 20, 2006, 07:02 PM
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you have my deepest sympathies. You guys have gotten clobberd by Mother nature lately.

after the rain stopped the wind started. Twenty-five mph with no let up forcast for the next couple days. Guess I'll do a couple more airframes.

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Old May 20, 2006, 08:42 PM
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Build a plane which can be flown in a lot of wind and rain ??=D

Seriously, one of my biggest frustrations when learning myself to fly was that it was "always" too windy for my GWS Pico Cub and Slow Stick. Since then I-ve gradually been migrating to significantly more powerful models which have much broader wind-speed ranges.

But rain is a different proposition. Not only bad for the camera which tends to sit on a couple of my mobelds in flight. But also quite irritating vision wise as I wear glasses which do not come with automatic wipers. But rainy days do lend themselves for sorting my AP pics, tweaking my internet server, building the next even faster model, etc.
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Old May 20, 2006, 09:03 PM
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C'mon, you guys, use your modelling skills to make yourself a set of wipers, and go flying! ;-)

We only get +-10" precip for the year here, so rain ain't a problem, but heat is. As far as wind is concerned, it always blows against a close-by ridge; some days it is hard to choose what to fly...
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