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Old 10-20-2013, 07:16 PM
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Does anyone use hand warmers for flying in the cold? It is becoming cold enough here in the Northeast that my fingers loose their touch during a 10 or 15 minute flight. I have some old Jon E catalytic hand warmers. They work great in my pockets but I can't fly with my hands in my pockets. I'm wondering if I could put one inside a finger-less glove.

Anyone have and suggestions? .
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:08 PM
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Look @ Tower Hobbies, they used to have a " Tx glove". Works well once you get used to it, I'm Canadian so i know about winters
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Does anyone use hand warmers for flying in the cold? It is becoming cold enough here in the Northeast that my fingers loose their touch during a 10 or 15 minute flight. I have some old Jon E catalytic hand warmers. They work great in my pockets but I can't fly with my hands in my pockets. I'm wondering if I could put one inside a finger-less glove.

Anyone have and suggestions? .
Go to "Good/Will" etc. & get a SMALL kids winter jacket (for about $5.00)......cut the sleeves off at the elbow......fly with TX inside the jacket, your hands through the sleeves to hold the TX.....problem solved.....been using this for awhile now....FWIW
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I use a TX Glove when it gets really cold and/or when it's snowing. Put a chemical warmer inside and it's toasty. When not using a glove we take a propane tank (gas grill tank)with a double heater on top and put it at the flight line on top of a starting table and use fingerless type gloves. You could slide a chemical warmer inside a glove but they get hot too !
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Why doesn't some company make self-heating transmitters? I'd love that.
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