Old 08-04-2019, 01:45 PM
Bob Paris
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Hay Chris,
Yes the trade winds do kick in between 8:30 am to 10:00 am almost each day. Most the guys here fly Tue., Wed. and Sat.-Sun. It all depends on the winds. I live 30 miles away, so I get up at 5:30 am, check the Mari RC Modelers web sight, and check the wind. If the winds are below 5 kts, I load up and head to the flying field. It takes me 45 minutes to get there and some times...the wind will stay dead calm all day. You can count on a half dozen day's like that here. There are several really good places to fly gliders here. One is up on the North side of Volcano and several places where power gliders will have cliff up drafts that never seem to quite.

I'm happy the model handles the winds...and I am currently flying an ESM Skyraider and 40cc powered Ultra Stick. They handle the winds ok and the Ultra Stick is really fun to fly.

Soft Landings Always,
Bobby of Maui
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