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Old 11-22-2010, 04:22 PM   #11
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went out sat flying and with the wind chill it was about -13..brrrr those winds were a little to much for me and my lipos.i cant fly worth crap with gloves on.
got 3 flight in and i was done.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:13 PM   #12
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So what everyone seems to be saying is that, here, on a nice sunny day with little wind, not a good idea to fly with the temp hovering abour -25C.....
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:09 PM   #13
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Re: Just how cold is too cold for flying?

One thing you should upgrade on your 600 for winter flying is the tailboom. I'm assuming it is aluminum and if so it will shrink in the cold to the point where belt slippage could be a problem. Go for a carbon fibre, I've got one for my 450 and will soon be getting one for my 600. Too cold to fly today though regardless, damn near -30 with the windchill of around-37. Brrrr.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:16 AM   #14
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Re: Just how cold is too cold for flying?

I flew outdoors on cold sunny days last year without problems. Didn't fly as aggressive as I would in hot weather. Leave the heli outside for 10-15 minutes for the gyro to work properly. I have a glove for the transmitter and bought finderless gloves at the MEC (http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...34374302698971)

I'm ready, but it's been really windy recently. Will have to be patient.
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Too cold here too...-34 without the wind chill!
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