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Oct 15, 2011, 09:48 AM
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Strong Gusty winds


News report that my flyng area got southwest 20 to 30 mph winds with gusts to around 45 mph. My smartphone weather report indicatd 11 mph gusty winds. What size FBL heli that can handle it?

My Gaui 200/beastx was not up to it. Had to land it as it was getting too hard to control.

Which FBL can handle up to 20-3 mph gust?
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Oct 15, 2011, 01:56 PM
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Any heli will handle 20-30 mph wind. The question is whether the pilot can?
Oct 16, 2011, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Torch8
News report that my flyng area got southwest 20 to 30 mph winds with gusts to around 45 mph. My smartphone weather report indicatd 11 mph gusty winds. What size FBL heli that can handle it?

My Gaui 200/beastx was not up to it. Had to land it as it was getting too hard to control.

Which FBL can handle up to 20-3 mph gust?
yep 200 size helis including 250s are definately not a good wind fighter especially in 20-30 mph winds. I tried it on my 250, I could control it to an extent, but then I had a tail blow out on my 250 eventually. It's not the pilot it's the heli. My 450 on the other can just barely survive it.

Windy conditions= bad for small helis.

Get a true wind fighter a 450 and upwards for those extreme windy days. otherwise, you won't be learning how to fly but rather learning not to fly in windy conditions
Oct 16, 2011, 09:24 PM
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Was thinking getting 450 also, but i think this weekend was just too gusty to fly heli, unless u don't may crash and burn. Guess I have to accept that sometimes we have to ground our heli.
Oct 17, 2011, 09:08 AM
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Was thinking getting 450 also, but i think this weekend was just too gusty to fly heli, unless u don't may crash and burn. Guess I have to accept that sometimes we have to ground our heli.
It took this long for you to realize you can't alway fly. There are times I had to come back inside but I tried. Since I only fly across the street I can aways come back later. hahaha
Oct 17, 2011, 09:22 AM
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It took this long for you to realize you can't alway fly. There are times I had to come back inside but I tried. Since I only fly across the street I can aways come back later. hahaha
Hard headed, I found basketball court under highway, somewhat block from gusty winds to fly my Gaui 200. Still have to fight wind but it was doable. Did 8 packs


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