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Old 10-19-2009, 02:27 PM
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I've never found gloves that are thin enough to use for RC flying, yet thick enough to provide any warmth. I use fingerless gloves or "cutoff" gloves in the wintertime. They keep the main part of my hands warm, and I just fly until my fingertips start to get numb! I'll wear some warm wool or mechanics gloves when I'm not flying & to prep the plane, then switch to the fingerless gloves to fly.

I made a transmitter "mitt" that covers my hands and the transmitter, but never did use it much. It needed to be a bit little larger than I originally made it, and it was a pain to get on and off the transmitter. There are a few people that make these TX mitts and sell them on the internet, if you want to give one a try.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:15 AM
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Try winter golf gloves. These are basically insulated on the back and sides with a soft leather palm.

If it is REALLY cold, you slip a hand warmer pack into the palm.  NOW you are ready for anything!
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:45 PM
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Water or drinks.  If you are at the field for hours and hours, bring something to drink. This is especially important when it is hot out.
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Also try winter cycling gloves.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:49 AM
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Also, wearing latex gloves under even the thinnest gloves will provide a lot of insulation. I work outside and found this very effective over large, bulky gloves.
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Staying hydrated is key to these long, hot days. Nothing beats an ice cold drink between flights on a hot day.

I just got a pair of $10 polarized sunglasses from the AMA store in Muncie, they wrap around a little and really make flying better! They're not the coolest things so I only wear them when I go flying. I got a nice full-rim hat there too, but find if it's windy that I'm better off flying without it.

Oh, and don't forget SUNSCREEN!!!
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There is this Australian brand of Liquorish that my wife keeps around the house.  Everytime I go out flying I steal the bag and it always comes back empty.  All I'm saying is if I have that candy with me then it is impossible for me to crash.  Australian liquorish = Total BAMF behind the sticks.  As long as it is the strawberry kind anyway.

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