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Feb 11, 2013, 08:07 PM
Scout CX | mCX2 | mSR | 120SR
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Originally Posted by SuperBarlow
Well, I've solved all problems associeted with cold batteries!

Just take a scrap piece of foam, and tape it over the battery compartment like so:

(I'll add a pic soon)

I went out with it like that today, and when I landed after 4 minutes of flight (More than I normally get), The battery wasn't even cold!

I will be much happier to fly in the cold now knowing that I am not destroying my batteries.
???

What problem with cold batteries? You shouldn't have a problem in the first place if they're warm when you put them in and it's not like -20C outside. They generate their own heat at the current levels we pull off them.

I fly the same size lipo in my mcx2 outdoors around 0C (32F) for full 6 minute flights... same as I get indoors.
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Feb 11, 2013, 08:35 PM
No place like cloud base......
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I can't fly for more than two minute without hitting LVC in the cold (Sub 20).
And I do keep them warm before I fly with them
Feb 11, 2013, 08:58 PM
Scout CX | mCX2 | mSR | 120SR
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Originally Posted by SuperBarlow
I can't fly for more than two minute without hitting LVC in the cold (Sub 20).
And I do keep them warm before I fly with them
That doesn't sound right... something else must me going on. 20F or 20C?
Feb 11, 2013, 09:22 PM
No place like cloud base......
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20 f.

20 C would not be right.

Sorry, I didn't realize we were talking in different measures.
Feb 11, 2013, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by SuperBarlow
20 f.

20 C would not be right.

Sorry, I didn't realize we were talking in different measures.
That should still be ok. I'm just on the phone but I'm going to pm you in a bit.
Feb 11, 2013, 10:27 PM
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Hey Guys!

I finally got my Champ on video. It was pretty windy, so of course there are bloopers at the end of the video that reflect this lol

I did as many loops and other stunts and acrobatics as I could. The wind dampened some of that a bit, but it also made this video more interesting than it would have been otherwise.

PS: This is the very Champ that I took up over 1,000 in the air.

Hobbyzone Champ Flying on a Windy Day (4 min 17 sec)
Last edited by GBLynden; Feb 11, 2013 at 10:35 PM.
Feb 11, 2013, 11:34 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperBarlow
Well, I've solved all problems associeted with cold batteries! Just take a scrap piece of foam, and tape it over the battery
.
Been doing that for a few winters now. I also use a "blankie" on the UM P-51, UM T-28, UM J-3 Cub, FZ Albatros, and UM Pole Cat, all using the Hyperion 240mAh 1S Lipo. Haven't tried mittens for the tires as yet.

RD
Feb 12, 2013, 09:45 AM
Epilepsy Awareness
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GBLynden
Hey Guys!

I finally got my Champ on video. It was pretty windy, so of course there are bloopers at the end of the video that reflect this lol

I did as many loops and other stunts and acrobatics as I could. The wind dampened some of that a bit, but it also made this video more interesting than it would have been otherwise.

PS: This is the very Champ that I took up over 1,000 in the air.

http://youtu.be/pxImfQAhahY
Nice flying in that breeze. Those bloopers at the end is the story of my life

BTW, I'm a real dog lover. The dog in your avatar is so cute. Would you be so kind to tell us more about him/her. Is that a Birthday cake (or something) with 12 on it

Mike.
Feb 12, 2013, 04:57 PM
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Repaired wing flies! Hope to go the the park later and fly more but flew it down the street and back earlier and everything seemed good.
Feb 12, 2013, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Chap1012
Nice flying in that breeze. Those bloopers at the end is the story of my life

BTW, I'm a real dog lover. The dog in your avatar is so cute. Would you be so kind to tell us more about him/her. Is that a Birthday cake (or something) with 12 on it

Mike.
Hahaha!

Thanks Mike,

I thought the bloopers would add character to the video. Regarding the dog, I have no idea what breed it is. I know all about the "cake" however. That is a symbol for the Seahawk's 12thman.
Feb 12, 2013, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by GBLynden
Hahaha!

Thanks Mike,

I thought the bloopers would add character to the video. Regarding the dog, I have no idea what breed it is. I know all about the "cake" however. That is a symbol for the Seahawk's 12thman.
Hard to tell because the picture is small but kinda looks like a Shih Tzu. Just with a chip on his shoulder. which is not like a Shih Tzu, ask me how I know...lol
Feb 12, 2013, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by GBLynden
Hahaha!

Thanks Mike,

I thought the bloopers would add character to the video. Regarding the dog, I have no idea what breed it is. I know all about the "cake" however. That is a symbol for the Seahawk's 12thman.
LOLLooks like I missed NFL football 101

So, who's the the cute little killer doggie's name? How old? ...pics Man
Feb 12, 2013, 10:21 PM
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another reason I love the champ: I thought I was going to have to buy lipos for it but discovered that the old tired lipos I had for my nano cpx, msrx and even a couple cheapos that I ordered and never had enough juice to get my helis off the ground work great in the champ. It's like recycling

BTW 4 batteries today through the champ and had a ball, last battery wind got me again and I broke the wing... again. Time to break out the gorilla glue and packing tape.
Feb 12, 2013, 10:31 PM
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I always put my best batts forward
Feb 13, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ginohio
Hard to tell because the picture is small but kinda looks like a Shih Tzu. Just with a chip on his shoulder. which is not like a Shih Tzu, ask me how I know...lol
It does look a little like one of those doesn't it? I had one growing up and even though I know it is generally known as a smart breed, this one was really dumb lol

So tell me how you know!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chap1012
LOLLooks like I missed NFL football 101

So, who's the the cute little killer doggie's name? How old? ...pics Man
I honeslty don't know. I found it online and thought it was funny


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