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Nov 04, 2003, 09:47 PM
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Recommendations for R/C winter gloves. (My hands are freezing!)

Even though I now live in California vs. St. Louis, MO, I can't handle the winter weather flying much more this season unless I can get a pair of gloves to prevent my hands from going numb, yet still allow nimble, tactile, precise handling.

Is there a pair a gloves someone can recommend or is it time to call it quits for the season?
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Nov 04, 2003, 10:05 PM
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Check some of the bicycle shops.
Nov 04, 2003, 10:34 PM
"unblowupable" ?
I use winter golf gloves. Thin enough for some feel but still pretty warm.

Nov 05, 2003, 12:20 AM
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These are cheap and they work well for me.

You retain enough feel to know where the control sticks are.

Latex Dipped Heavy knit gloves $ 3.98 at Home Depot

Nov 05, 2003, 12:20 AM
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Get a LiPo-powered transmitter

I kid!
Nov 05, 2003, 12:55 AM
It's the last plane honey
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Here's a pic of the gloves I use. The glove on the left is nylon/neoprene with a leather palm, I use it for the coldest weather, it has the least amount of "feel". The glove in the middle is all leather and gives me the best "feel". I typically use this glove (pair) for windy days. The glove on the right is wool and is what I use for medium-cold days.

I purchased the middle pair at Home Depot.

Cabela's has a good selection of gloves, do a search on gloves, they have about 200 pairs listed.

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Nov 05, 2003, 01:06 AM
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There are a few small companies making transmitter bags. They are lined with a fleece type of material, have a clear plastic window to see the Tx, your hands go inside, intenna goes out through hole in the top. Works great. I have used one on the slope I will try to recall who makes them. Do a search.

Nov 05, 2003, 02:13 AM
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I have been known to slide a watch cap (knitted hat) over the antenna and down around my hands and transmitter for those 2 San Diego winter days.
Nov 05, 2003, 06:46 AM
Where's the CA?
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Originally posted by Grapeape
I have been known to slide a watch cap (knitted hat) over the antenna and down around my hands and transmitter for those 2 San Diego winter days.
S'matter, 60 degrees too cold for you?

The hat over the Tx is a good idea, I'll have to give that a shot.
Nov 05, 2003, 07:27 AM
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I use a pair of 1/8 inch neoprene diving gloves (imagine that). They are great for retaining heat and it doesn't matter if you get them wet . Any dive shop should be able to hook you up.
Nov 05, 2003, 07:31 AM
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has anyone tried using regular gloves and cutting out the thumb pad surface? I am planning on giving that a try. It seems like it would work...
Nov 05, 2003, 10:16 AM
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There are some good pointers on this thread:-
Nov 05, 2003, 02:36 PM
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What I would respond to this question is in the thread linked to above. Have been using the Mongo Mitt the last few mornings as we're having near record cold nights in Seattle this week......
Nov 05, 2003, 02:59 PM
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I like the wide variety of suggestions. I was thinking that the gloves ought to be skin tight and rather thin; like a second layer of skin. However, a simple pair of gloves with the thumb tip cut off might do the job.

Navy Diver,
The diving gloves sound interesting but are they rather thick, not allowing a tactile sensation?

I guess I'll go to the store and start trying them on.
Nov 05, 2003, 03:50 PM
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Try a pair of latex medical type gloves - they work like vapor barrier boot liners (which are used in really, really cold conditions).

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