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Mar 09, 2002, 03:52 PM
Checking the wind
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Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind!!!!!!!!

Has the wind been blowing continously for the last 2 weeks everywhere or is this just a mid-west occurance? Last night we pegged out at 70mph!!!!

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Mar 09, 2002, 04:01 PM
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It's still winter. Better days are coming. I'm looking forward to those calm summer evenings.
Mar 09, 2002, 04:46 PM
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I can tell you that's it's blowing like a SOB here in NW Ohio. A front came through around 4 pm and brought some big time winds with it! It's probably a steady 35-40 mph right now. Temp dropped about 30 degrees in an hour.

Of course, I've just finished my scratch built project! At least it's safe for another day.

Mar 09, 2002, 05:07 PM
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kansas cloud,

I hear you, the winds last night were incredible...I've been wanting to test fly my Mig for about 3 weeks now, and it seems like anytime I've had a chance the darn wind never lets up. Anyway, I feel your pain.

Mar 09, 2002, 05:08 PM
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Very nice job on the scratch built. Let us know how it flies/details....
Mar 09, 2002, 05:31 PM
an earth bound misfit, I
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I hear ya!

I'm waiting to test my new Switchback Sport.

What's that saying? When March comes in like a Lithium Ion...

Mar 09, 2002, 05:56 PM
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When March comes in like a Lithium Ion...
ROFLMAO!! Loved it BC!

WIND?!! Lost my Pico Jet to a dreaded "downwind turn" today in 25+ mph wind.

Might be able to scratch a new forward fuse outa' pink foam, we'll see.
Mar 09, 2002, 06:03 PM
Been There! Done That!
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I just gave up trying to fly for now and am building... building... building! Better flying days have gotta be coming!!??
Mar 09, 2002, 06:18 PM
The One....
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Get one of these, if you don't have it yet.

Mar 09, 2002, 06:31 PM
EFlight=Fun,Big-T=BIG FUN
Howling wind woke me up last night.
Today gusts in 30-40 mph range.
Same last weekend.
Mar 09, 2002, 06:32 PM
Been There! Done That!
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I have the program but for the last week I've seen one Green window and that was at 5PM and it was time to eat dinner.
Mar 09, 2002, 06:33 PM
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Galloping Ghost, know where I was when the front hit? I was on the ramp at Toledo Express airport, chasing a Citation X that was trying to roll away! 57 knot sustained winds, horizontal rain, and a 15 million dollar plane rolling towards a ditch. I love my job!
Where are you in NW Ohio? I'm in Sylvania. Not very active these days, with RC that is, but always nice to know another local eflyer.
Mar 09, 2002, 07:12 PM
Faster Faster!!
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Hey the wind died down here for a very little while.
I got home from work and noticed old stars and stripes lying flat on the flagpole in my front yard.
I race in, grab the charger and throw a quick charge to a pack.
Sure nuff as soon as I step outside I get a 20 MPH wind in my face. I guess it's another night of building on the workbench.
I also have the web weather program.
Doesn't look to favorable to fly for anytime soon.
Sweeet looking scratchbuilt Galloping Ghost.
Give me some specs. on it. I like!!!!
Last edited by RCFlybry; Mar 09, 2002 at 07:14 PM.
Mar 09, 2002, 07:32 PM
high-speed freak
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I've learned something. it's never too windy to fly, or not windy enough, if you have a selection of rc planes. I was going to go slope soaring today, but it is ABSOLUTELY CALM even at the slope sites. 3mph wind. geez.

unfortunately, I'm waiting for new motor for my cannonshot slowflier biplane, so I don't have a low-wind plane...

I know not everyone cares for sloping, but it gives you something to fly when it's "too windy" out!
Mar 09, 2002, 08:17 PM
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Here's the spec's on the scratch-built:

39" wingspan w/5 1/2" total dihedral
22 oz. All up weight
Speed 400 6v power w/2.33:1 gearbox
600 mah 7 cell nicad pack
Hitec Feather RX w/older Futaba mini servos

Marcus, I'm in Napoleon, so I'm just down the road from you. Keep hold of that Citation!!!


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