Feb 03, 2013, 12:48 PM
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steady wind is fun! gusty wind is unhealthy for my pants and plane if attempting down low stuff....
exactly
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Feb 03, 2013, 12:56 PM
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exactly
hehe.... but exciting aswell at the same time...
Feb 03, 2013, 01:06 PM
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But nothing beats a dead calm day for 3D... Then it's so predictable. Best way to expand your skills.
Feb 03, 2013, 01:07 PM
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steady wind is fun! gusty wind is unhealthy for my pants and plane if attempting down low stuff....
True dat! But sometimes the stupid filter slips a little and it usually leads to repairs. I've rebuilt my Edge at least sixs times over the last 2 years, fortunately only one due to dumb thumbs. The rest due to equipment failure.
Feb 03, 2013, 01:15 PM
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But nothing beats a dead calm day for 3D... Then it's so predictable. Best way to expand your skills.
Monrings up here are least windy, but it's also when the field is most busy and least condusive to 3D flight.

But on those days when it is calm all day...pure heaven. The early birds go home for their afternoon naps, and the field is all ours.
Feb 03, 2013, 01:21 PM
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But nothing beats a dead calm day for 3D... Then it's so predictable. Best way to expand your skills.
exactly, was trying to practice rolling harriers just alil bit ago. to windy to learn. but was fun for everything else
Feb 03, 2013, 02:19 PM
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exactly, was trying to practice rolling harriers just alil bit ago. to windy to learn. but was fun for everything else
actually not really... in wind its also good to practice and harriers and rollers... you are just standing in 1 place and learning to correct your movements for left and right....
Feb 03, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Sorry, guys- I didn't mean to state this info in absolutes. The hand example is great because it highlights how relative wind and AOA work together. I think what makes the discussion more interesting is that the relative wind we felt on our hands was due entirely to a breeze, or the driver's gas pedal.

Relatively speaking our prop wash/airflow is substantially higher than any breeze- which speaks to why throttle has the effect it does. A relative change in throttle creates the relative change in propwash, which increases airflow over the surface.
This forum isn't the right place to discuss this level of aerodynamics. Sorry guys- back to great planes!

I'm happy to continue via PM's. I agree wind has an impact- we can see that with upwind/downwind harriers.

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Actually the aoa has the most impact depending on wind, the higher the aoa the more wing area exposed to the wind and the more lift due to more force. Remember as a kid holding your hand out the window of the car, holding your hand level had very little effect, but change the aoa and it has a lot of effect. As far as prop wash, it also will be affected by the wind. Going against the wind you add the wind speed to the prop wash so need less throttle for the same amount of air moving across the surface of the plane, plus the added lift generated by the wind depending on aoa. And the opposite is true going with the wind, requires a lot more throttle to maintain a harrier and the harrier is going to be at a higher speed due to loss of lift. All these forces together have an impact on a plane no matter what attitude it's in.
Feb 03, 2013, 04:08 PM
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actually not really... in wind its also good to practice and harriers and rollers... you are just standing in 1 place and learning to correct your movements for left and right....
it was for a few minutes then the wind started swirling in different directions with snow blowing harder. made things inconsistent
Feb 03, 2013, 04:18 PM
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but that is the best part! once you fly for a month in 10mph gusty wind and one day you get 1-2mph, you will literally feel like in paradise and look much better flyer!

i actually need to haul my bottom to the field on wednesday but 12mph wind is a bit too much for me... and on tuesday most likely im signing up for a flying club!
Feb 03, 2013, 04:54 PM
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oh im pretty much use to flying in the wind. especially with my balsas but trying to learn rolling harriers in 10 with 20 mph gusting and a mini blizzard with my foamy, isnt to easy to learn a new manuveur in. when im not trying to learn something new i like the wind. i also like to practice crosswind crab and harrier landings alot when theres some wind.

wish i had a flying club that wasnt over a hour drive. im on call at work everyday cept 4 days out of the month, so i cant go to far. gets kinda lonely being the only 3d guy around here lol.
Feb 04, 2013, 06:40 AM
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well my hat kept blowing off. FL east coast is rarely calm.
Feb 04, 2013, 08:19 PM
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well my hat kept blowing off. FL east coast is rarely calm.
Yeah within 10-15 miles of the coast can be pretty bad, not that we don't get our fair share 45 miles inland here. If I lived where you do, I would probably be taking up kites or sailplanes
Feb 06, 2013, 12:42 AM
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a sail plane cant 3d But thats why im taking on FPV. I know I can fly a plane in circles in wind no problem.
Feb 07, 2013, 09:24 AM
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I'm setting up my new edge and was wondering what the prevailing thought was on servo extensions. I have some brand new 24" heavy gauge extensions but they are not the twisted type. Any reason not to use them or should I go by some twisted ones? Thanks


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