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Post  GUS THE I.A. Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:05 am

There are alot of windy days here, in Kansas, and it just takes away some of the fun of flying. Really, it is just more of a challenge.

My R/C stuff is not impervious to the wind, but is able to handle it better than my C/L planes. I've flown R/C in 40 mph wind at an open house that the AFB held here, in about 1993. Many of the full-scale airplanes were grounded. The pylon racers around here compete, regardless of the weather, it seems.

We meet at the C/L circles every Tuesday night, and often, it is too windy to fly; so we sit around and talk. About 15 mph was the most wind that I'd flown the Nobler, and the strongest wind that I have attempted to fly C/L. It was okay, but a little bumpy.

I can usually be found in the airplane shop when I can't fly; then, I'm working on something for myself, or some friends. Right now, I have two LIT 1/2A pylon racers for a couple of friends, an ancient Buster C/L in the bones, that needs restored to new, for a friend, my brother's .60 size HOTS he cut parts for, from plans; another friend's two Great Planes F-15 Eagles, that are partially built already-from kits; and the list goes on, not to mention keeping up all the stuff that I fly regularly, and stuff I get a wild idea to whack together, and see if it works. So, I stay busy, even if I can't go flying.

And right, it all revolves around airplanes: I don't ride motorcycles, or race cars, or try new recipes, etc, just airplane stuff.

What do you do?
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Post  Ken Cook Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:12 pm

You run engines. Ken
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Post  WingingIt74 Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:35 pm

Fly bigger planes Smile
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Post  dckrsn Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:54 pm

Head over to the airport, and BOO lousy landings. lol!
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Post  Jason_WI Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:36 pm

Build or fix planes. There seems to be always something to fix.
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Post  microflitedude Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:56 pm

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Post  Cribbs74 Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:03 pm

I usually take care of my ever increasing Honey-Do's

From 9PM until bedtime is when I work on models. Engine runs at the crack of dawn! It drowns out my Roosters Wink
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Post  WingingIt74 Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:05 pm

9pm... heck I go to bed at 9:30... I wouldn't get much done.
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Post  pkrankow Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:23 pm

cribbs74 wrote:I usually take care of my ever increasing Honey-Do's

From 9PM until bedtime is when I work on models. Engine runs at the crack of dawn! It drowns out my Roosters Wink

Sounds sorta familiar, but the rooster is the neighbors.
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Post  Surfer_kris Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:13 am

I go windsurfing and try to get myself airborne... Very Happy

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Post  dinsdale Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:07 am

Surfer_kris wrote:I go windsurfing and try to get myself airborne... Very Happy

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Wow!! Another one. I'm a windsurfer too, but not too flash at it though. Didn't take it up until I was 56. I needed some kind of real exercise that was exciting enough to do more than twice. I reckon it's the best fun you can have with your clothes on.
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Post  microflitedude Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:41 am

I longboard when I can.

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Post  Surfer_kris Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:47 am

dinsdale wrote:
Wow!! Another one.  I'm a windsurfer too, but not too flash at it though.  Didn't take it up until I was 56.  I needed some kind of real exercise that was exciting enough to do more than twice.  I reckon it's the best fun you can have with your clothes on.

Yes, I really enjoy it and started doing it about 20 years ago. It has everything, fresh air and lots of adrenaline, plus it is a good way to stay fit too. Even in fairly light winds it will give a great sense of speed. In 10-12 knots of wind we'll zipp around at 15-20knots of boat speed, doing circles around regular sailing boats.

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Post  fit90 Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:47 am

That water looks awfully cold.
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Post  dinsdale Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:44 am

fit90 wrote:That water looks awfully cold.  
Yeh, I was thinking same.  Sweden is awfully near the Arctic Circle. Brrrrrrrrr! I don't even use a wetsuit.
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Post  daddyo Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:18 pm

I'd tell you to go fly slope gliders here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Sunflower but the lift doesn't look too particularly good. Or maybe some places here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1854425
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Post  nitroairplane Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:47 pm

Try to fly anyway then break a plane, then go for a cycle, come home and repair my plane.
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Post  ian1954 Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:00 pm



Fly indoors!
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Post  WingingIt74 Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:02 pm

Can the mini vapor fly normal or is it always in high alpha?
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Post  ian1954 Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:06 pm

WingingIt74 wrote:Can the mini vapor fly normal or is it always in high alpha?

It can fly normal but I move the CG to the rear so that it will fly slowly when indoors. It has to be flat calm for out doors.
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Post  microflitedude Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:40 pm

I've got the mini Vapor and the Night Vapor, both great airplanes.
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Post  WingingIt74 Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:01 pm

I've flown Jeremy's Night Vapor before.. may have some video on my youtube channel Smile
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Post  Surfer_kris Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:08 pm

dinsdale wrote:
fit90 wrote:That water looks awfully cold.  
Yeh, I was thinking same.  Sweden is awfully near the Arctic Circle.  Brrrrrrrrr!  I don't even use a wetsuit.

Yes, it can be quite cold here but with two wetsuits on, it is not too bad...

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Post  WingingIt74 Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:09 pm

oh that's nuts man.... I hate cold Affraid or WOW!
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