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Old 12-26-2007, 11:32 AM   #1
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Well today was my first winter flight ever!! I put a set of pontoons on a 40 twist!! Im here to tell ya what a hoot !!! The first take off was a bit shakey, had to do some quick trimming ,got that under control the rest was smooth sailing, The weather is perfect, sunny and the temperature hovering around 0 degrees. Managed to get 2 flights in, just keeping an eye on battery conditions and not push my luck. Its all good ready to fly another day!!!
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:54 AM   #2
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Hope to get my Sig Rascal ARF done before the end of Christmas break and try a first flight in the snow as well. Sounds a lot better than standing there with an ice-fishing rod in your hands.


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Old 12-26-2007, 01:17 PM   #3
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Congratulations on your first winter flying experience and the first of many more for you I hope!

I use to love getting out and flying on the lake when I lived in Northern Ontario. The lake was only about 4 minutes drive from home and the perfect place to fly off. I'd get one of the snowmobile guys to run a track for me for a landing strip which worked great. Its amazing how well the plane flyes in the colder denser air. Always had a blast.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:20 AM   #4
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i had a great day of flying yesterday as well(five flights on my sig ultimate bipe with ski's) in stoney creek. i will be out again on the weekend and then on the first for the annual new years day fun-fly
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:05 AM   #5
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"my First"...

Phew for a second there I thought we were going to have to censor this post.

Yes winter flying is great, if you can stand the cold.

I use to do full scale flying and always enjoyed flying in the winter more the summer time because the aircraft performs way better in that nice cold dense air.

Of course now that I model I smartened up and realized winter was for building or flying foamies indoors.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:40 AM   #6
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"You had your first"!....and i just got my mojo back!..LOL!

Got the ski's mounted on the mojo ready for some winter flyin' myself!'s been a while since i froze my butt off.. seems we can't get the nice weather up north till around march!

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