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Old 10-08-2002, 08:33 PM   #11
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Old 10-08-2002, 08:55 PM   #12
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I am a bit of a suck when it comes to cold weather and flying. I totally enjoy our winters, but I cant seem to fly with gloves and just getting to the field is a nightmare - unless you want to walk through waist high snow!

Its about this time (as I sit here, it IS snowing, yes, Oct.8 ) that I start machining engines, making castings for engines, rebuilding engines, etc.. the lathe and mill get used a LOT in the winter! I also do repairs (NONE to do this winter! Yes!) and do some building. The next project for me is the Ziroli Panther. Going to be a good one, lots of work.

I was going to try to do some flying this winter, me and my buddy Don talk about it, but we'll see when its -20 and the wind is blowing....

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Old 10-08-2002, 09:10 PM   #13
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Hmmm a pic is worth 1000 words here's 2000 that show what ya gotta do to get out to fly.
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Old 10-08-2002, 10:17 PM   #14
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Building my 3rd snap 10 ,er, cap 10 Yellow Aircraft. Such a beautifull flying aerobatic aircraft if you could keep it from snapping. Going to modify the tips, thicken them up. hope that helps.
Good winter flying guys.
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Old 10-09-2002, 06:58 AM   #15
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In and out...

We go all winter also. The club puts aside some funds and we have the access road plowed all the way to the field by the property owner.
We have a shelter built and a propane heater. I must say that my enthusiasm for outdoor winter flying has diminished since we started doing indoor electric 3 years ago. We fly every Sunday in a good size gym. There are usually about 5 to 8 guys there and it is a blast.

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Old 11-06-2002, 02:48 PM   #16
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Winter Flying

Well, we wer out this past weekend, with a mix of wheels, skis and hand launch planes. A good time was had by all, and this coming saturday, (Nov 9) is our first annual INDOOR fun fly. Why quit flying for the winter? Just make a few changes and fly all year round!
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Old 11-06-2002, 10:20 PM   #17
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All year round

Since i have gotten into electric planes, I now can fly all year round!
Since I don't have to screw around with gas glow and field equipment.

I have 4 packs, I can load and fly each pack at full bore for 5-7 min. Thats all my fingers can take. I warm my hands with the hot pack from the plane as I load a new one and toss and go again. I can do all 4 in about 30min. Then it's back to work I go. If the weathers good five days a week.

It's great field to myself and a fast plane and no mess to clean up.

Though I really miss the smell of nitro and the scream of a YS engine.

The electrics keep me going in the winter.
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Old 11-07-2002, 11:50 AM   #18
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When I can, where I can

I fly with the Brampton club, recently in the past I haven't been able to get out in the winter since becoming a father
Occasionly, I get down to the banana belt (Windsor) to visit my wife's parents and do get a few flights in. Thanks to global warming Windsor has become alot like Vancouver, where you count the hours the snow is on the ground and not days or months.
A former co-worker has a grass strip for his Piper up near Orangeville, I hope to get some skiis for my Kadet and try his strip out.
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Old 11-07-2002, 06:26 PM   #19
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We fly indoors in winter too, good social gathering at the very least. I have a Gws Tigermoth,only problem is the two wings.( Could'nt resist Jim)
Once my buddy Reg said to me , Want to see me land on the wall? So he pulls his plane nose up and lands on the wall, only problem being gravity.
Down she comes sliding down the wall and crashes to the floor. Never laughed so hard in my life!
I fly outdoors too. My rule is I'll fly to -10 C in no wind, any wind and it has to be above ZERO.
Good trick for glow engines, pour hot water on the head starts like summer!
I,ve heard some guys use lighter fluid. Of course gas engines are no problem.
Once flew in -25 C with my glider. It went up 100 ft and the hi-start froze
C-stiff then the glider froze and did a lazy circle on the lake. The crystals have a temp rating. The hi-s squirmed for a minute as it came back to life once inside.
Spring flying off the ice on the lakes is the best flying of the year. Dead calm, +6 C or so and blue skies, cant beat it!
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Old 11-07-2002, 08:49 PM   #20
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Winter Flying

Hi Gang: Here in "Sault" our winter flying is fairly limited. Our flying field access road is not plowed (apprx. 1KM) and is part of a snowmachine trail.We do have a large soccer/ball field with a 150 yard access road that is opened up in late Jan. or early Feb (with a plowed parking lot),for the skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts.Generally on a sunny mild day, you can find a half dozen die-hard rc'ers out there freezing their fingers and dodging goal posts,backstops, light poles and the concession building .But it's all worthwhile, 'cause after we're thru we converge on our favorite coffee shop and ponder the days activities..Aaaah it's great to be a Notherner

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