Originally Posted by jfetter
Flying into the wind no problem, power to get through the wind and cross wind, no issue, unlimited vertical, sure. I did notice when turning downwind it really can drop, normal for any plane when taking away all the lift (flying at 20 MPH and turning downwind with a 15 MPH tail wind leaves you with only 5 MPH air speed). I was not implying this plane was bad in the wind, only that this size and weight plane requires quick response when flying in the wind, especially when flying low and making the downwind turn...
Slow down the turn to a strong downwind and let the overpowered motor pull the plane through the turn, NOT the wind. Then the only change is ground speed not airspeed.