Electric Training If you are new to electric learn more about them here or ask questions.

Weight vs. Wind

Reply

Old 01-15-2003, 01:49 PM
  #1  
raabid
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 182
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Weight vs. Wind

How heavy does a plane need to be before breezy conditions wont throw it all around? My first plane was an 11 oz foamy and on windy days I could never have a nice relaxing glide around the field.
raabid is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2003, 07:08 PM
  #2  
goofup
Senior Member
 
goofup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Yukon, OK
Posts: 222
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Weight vs. Wind

All RC planes get kicked around by the wind, regardless of weight. Of course, the bigger and heavier the better, but they all get tossed around.

Solution: Don't try to fly on windy days!

My Rule Of Thumb is never, ever try to fly anything that won't fly at least twice as fast as the current wind speed. (If it's blowing 20 mph, you better have a plane that will do at least 40 mph or there's a good chance it will get blown away or be very hard to control!)

Goofup
goofup is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy