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Jul 23, 2010, 04:03 PM
A man with too many toys

Too Hot to Fly

I was doing some tuning today and it got so hot that I finally gave up. 95 degrees and 95% humidity really takes the fun out of this hobby. Itís ever worse when blood-sucking mosquitoes gang up on you when you are trying to fly.

Looks like I will have to start getting up early so I can fly before it gets so hot.

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Jul 23, 2010, 04:31 PM
Registered User
Ditto ! but its better than snow up to the BUNG HOLE !!!!
Jul 23, 2010, 04:49 PM
I hate waiting for parts
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Same here. It's 95+ today and just supposed to get hotter tomorrow and Sunday. 1000% humidity really sucks the life outta you.
Jul 23, 2010, 07:59 PM
Got Helis
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Same here too. I'm just south of Indianapolis. 92+ degrees and outta sight humidity.
Lots of tornado warnings too.
Jul 23, 2010, 08:01 PM
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Heat index 105 here today,Sat. & Sun.
Jul 23, 2010, 08:36 PM
Happiness is a belt fed weapon
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85 with 25 percent humidity in central Cal.
Jul 23, 2010, 10:25 PM
Fly Runaway Fans
Cal charges extra for that climate. We got a rare (for July) midafternoon t-storm that cooled down to 81. Knocked the power out for half an hour but it was worth it. It's within spitting distance of 100* here all July, August, and half of September.
Jul 24, 2010, 06:41 AM
All flight is 3D.
Around here the best time to fly in summer is in the evening just before dusk as there is usually little or no wind at that time. The downside is that it is usually hot and very humid. The result of that is that everything runs quite hot and after landing you can't even touch the motors. Last night it was so calm I decided to sit out back and fly my coax heli for a change. By the time I ran the battery down and landed it was hot as hell. You could smell the heat coming from the motors and the electronics. The battery was hot and even the swashplate (aluminum) was quite warm. Good idea to let these things cool off for 15 minutes or so between batteries during these hot days. Probably not a good idea to fly in direct sun in mid afternoon.
Jul 24, 2010, 06:42 AM
All flight is 3D.
Originally Posted by grasschopper
Ditto ! but its better than snow up to the BUNG HOLE !!!!
Depends. I've flown in very cold weather and in snow. It was quite fun actually.
Jul 24, 2010, 07:48 AM
A man with too many toys
I agree, a cold winter day is no problem as long as it’s not too windy. It’s easier to dress warm on a cold day than to keep cool on a hot day with 100000000% humidity.
Jul 24, 2010, 09:07 AM
Registered User
I found it to be a little easier to handle the heat by wraping a damp towel around my neck when I fly in the heat..
Jul 24, 2010, 02:05 PM
Fly Runaway Fans
Eww, if you can SMELL the motors, that's too hot.
Jul 25, 2010, 11:30 AM
dont play with rc anymore
micronut's Avatar
I haven't flown since May...the helis and planes have been stored away until Autumn.
I won't even attempt to fly until highs are 80* or below.

We have had consistent heat indexes at around 110* for about a month...
Jul 25, 2010, 11:40 AM
Team Destruction
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...sounds like Louisiana....
Jul 25, 2010, 06:47 PM
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it's been hot over here, night flying is starting to sound appealing

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