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Old 01-06-2008, 08:26 PM   #1
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Hi gentelmen, I fly since 2 years but just having couple of experiences in 20 km/hr wind. Do you think my seagle yak 54 with Zen 20 cc gas could fly in 25 km/hr and 35 km/hr of gust ? That was the weather here for the weekend and I looked the trees and the clouds and my plane , and my frozen lake in front of my house...and finaly had a beer at 5h00 and never flew. Sad day, borring weekend. Your opinion, with this plane, should I have tried ? Thanks ! Paul
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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take off/land into the wind? Not necessarily a problem for an experienced flier.

Cross wind? I don't think so.

Gusts? Even dicier. Better to enjoy the scenery and fly another day IMHO.

I would add--only way to get experience in flying in that wind is to fly in that wind. Depending on your flying area, you may never get to fly if you don't fly in those conditions.
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:35 PM   #3
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flying in wind is not a big deal, bigger airplanes handle wind better, if your engine is reliable its very fun. takes a bit of practice too
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Have another beer. Fly tomorrow.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:28 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by cassat
Have another beer. Fly tomorrow.
And you have time to check your airplane one more time.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:44 PM   #6
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Absolutely, that is actually not that strong of a wind (even crosswind).

With a lot of practice in the wind its quite easy to deal with its not uncommon in competition (with 78" wingspan 10-11 lb models) to be flying in straight crosswind with 40 kph steady winds gusting to 50-60 kph.

Its not fun, but model airplanes are quite capable of flying in very severe weather....you just need to slowly work your way up to it. Start by practicing in strong headwinds, then slowly start flying more and more crosswinds.

Flying in strong winds is a very valuable skill to develop....since when its windy the field is empty!!!!
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:50 PM   #7
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Build a SPAD and throw it into whatever wind you find!

Seriously though, I've flown in pretty strong winds that I'd never have flown in with an expensive model. Wind can be fun when you don't have a heap of money on the line.
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:22 PM   #8
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Flew my Twist 40 with Evo 46 in 35K plus winds gusting..the flag was horizontal but I wanted to fly bad... and it was only a twist after all...the Twist shot up vertical but landing was a real hoot full throttle landing no kidding zero forward speed and landed like a heli....got the heart racing....
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