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Old Oct 28, 2005, 12:26 PM
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What are you going to fly this winter?


This question is meant mainly for those who live where it snows.
I built a SmoothE for this winters flying.
Good strong airframe that is table and fun to fly.
What is everyone else planning?
Wes
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 01:02 PM
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Think that my GWS E-Starter Twin and Formosa should be good for winter flying. If they can belly land on grass, why not snow ? The colder air might even be good for the motors and lipos. Parks should be deserted too.

Might even try skis on my .46 Kaos slimer at flying field or buddies' farm.
If you let the weather stop you in Wisconsin, you ain't going to get far !
Old Oct 28, 2005, 01:12 PM
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Lipos tend to loose a little zip in cold weather.
And your right that any plane that can belly land on grass can land on snow.
Old Oct 28, 2005, 01:16 PM
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I plan to float a check each month to pay heating bills....does that count?


JK, we get 40 degree days here and there, I'll have my 3d foamie (slick) and my Magpie AP......

besides, standing there freezing kind of takes all the fun away for me.

-Dave
Old Oct 28, 2005, 01:21 PM
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I will keep flying my Magpie as long as it is not bitterly cold and windy. It has about 20 hours on it and always belly lands with no damage. It is dark blue and white so it will be easy to see against snow.
Old Oct 28, 2005, 01:25 PM
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Hey Airhog! We are almost next door!
Ever get down to Knox County?
Old Oct 28, 2005, 01:33 PM
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When snow is on the ground, I'll put the skis back on my 52" HOB Acrocub. Worked well for the past couple of years, so we'll do it again this year .

Here are some pictures from previous years
Old Oct 28, 2005, 01:37 PM
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Never tried skis. Something to think about.
Old Oct 28, 2005, 02:08 PM
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I think just about any electric plane can do well.

I used to fly a lot of gliders, but did not get out much to setup a high start in the snow. These past 2 winters I have been flying electrics and have flown more often. Last winter, I flew my Pocket Combat Wing and my BluCub quite a bit. One day I was flying the BluCu and it was about a 10 mph wind and snowing! I even let my brother in law have some stick time that day. That was a lot of fun, but after about 10 minutes we were both pretty cold so we went back into the car to charge and warm up.

Winter in the cold weather states (at least in Indiana) tends to be windy. A lot of flyers seem to be put off by wind. I find that when flying in the wind, it is best to fly high. Keeps you out of the turbulence from trees/buildings/etc. I flew the BluCub in pretty windy conditions, and many might not think such a plane would fly well in wind. But it does fine, as long as you stay high. Of course, you often end up flying with "zero ground speed", but I enjoy that kind of flying.

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Old Oct 28, 2005, 02:15 PM
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as the old saying goes "you have to fly in wind to be able to fly in wind"
Where I fly most at the park there is an area on the south side of I would guess close to a hundred acres. and it is now clear of corn (at last!) so I can fly over that.
I have flown at times when it was lightly snowing and dead calm with a Tigermoth.
Veryy neat.
Old Oct 28, 2005, 02:34 PM
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I plane on trying skis this winter on my e*star decathlon. plus I may try to belly land my katana mini. But if the skis work well on the decath I may try them on the katana!
Old Oct 28, 2005, 05:41 PM
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Flying doesnt stop for me when the temp drop and snow falls..

I jsut pull the wheels and put on skis. Even my chopper gets skis..

I wrap my lipos in foam when its cold so it doesnt lose much power, in fact the battery usually comes back warm enough that i use it to warm my frozen hands

ash
Old Oct 28, 2005, 08:16 PM
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I'll fly the same thing I flew last year in the snow....two Graupner Tipsys and a Wattage Hyperwing. I had a few days last winter where it was dead calm all afternoon and a beautifull totally cloudless blue sky. I got to fly my planes, work on my tan, and freeze my off all at the same time. The windy days don't bother me as long as it stays below 15mph.
Old Oct 28, 2005, 08:33 PM
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Just to remind those of us who fly in the COLD!!!! Here is what it looks like from the air.


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