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    Winter in Canada

    The temperature has fallen and the snow has too...
    So what is one to do?

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    It\'s Time to Kick the Tires and Light the Fires!

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    RE: Winter in Canada

    Im building an CMP AT 6 Texan 160 size.ordered the retracts from seirra,still looking for G26 with mag.
    I used two servos for the elevators iin the trail area nstead of the push rod that was supplied.
    I think i will also use a servo for the rudder in the same location.
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    RE: Winter in Canada

    Well it's winter, and a cold one to boot. I'm plan building a RCM F/A-18 Hornet .40 Pusher R/C by Mike Pastro.
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    RE: Winter in Canada

    I am building a 1/4 scale pitts s1 with st 90
    Going to try and finish a 1/4 nosen citabra that i have been working on for 5 years on & off
    Maybe even get the 8 ft beaver glassed this year.
    Look after the indoor Honey Do list so i can have time to play with the toys.
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    RE: Winter in Canada

    Building!!! In the Winter???

    Winter is for FLYING.....if yur a true Canuck....

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    RE: Winter in Canada


    ORIGINAL: Hepdog

    Building!!! In the Winter???

    Winter is for FLYING.....if yur a true Canuck....

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788031
    I only get to fly on weekends in winter. Gets dark too early during the week. Still working on the retirement at 92 plan.
    So i build for the other 5 evenings in winter so i can fly them next year.
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    RE: Winter in Canada

    Still working on this 27% Extra from Midwest (for the last 12 or so years) and do general maintenance in the shop and upkeep the current fliers..

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    RE: Winter in Canada

    I'm off to a good start on a scratch built Dynaflite Spitfire 80"ws, that I intend to do in the colors of RAF 66 squadron flown by Victoria BC native George Corbett who was killed in the Battle of Britain, and also on the bench is the 1/5 top flite P-51D arc that is being bashed into a A model to showcase the aircraft flown by Hollis Hills of RCAF 414 squadron, hope to have both finished for Gimli Model Fest in August. my page at http://www.sportrc.com/warbirds.html
    cheers - ken k.


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    RE: Winter in Canada

    Hello; I don't want to belittle everyones efforts during this winter but, I have bought one of those indoor helicopters and am having lots of fun finetuning my piloting skills indoors. If I could drag myself out to my unheated shop, I would find 4 planes needing repair, a Mk mustang waiting patiently for me to get to, and a unionville otter that I managed to ignore all last winter.

    Oh, by the way, we still fly twice a week here on the wet coast, although it has snowed a bit here lately.

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    RE: Winter in Canada

    I built a Midwest Zero earlier this winter. Just fun-scale, but it'll be a good plane to practice with. I'm working on a TF Bearcat at the moment. Its a project a friend started ~'81 and then lost interest. I've had it kicking around for the past ~15 yrs and have decided to complete it (or die trying [>:]). The wings were already glassed so I'm working on lightening the tail while improving scale appearance. Then I've got the bigger Unionville Norseman on floats which I started ~10-12 yrs ago and never completed. I built new floats earlier this year which are much more scale and am also replacing the slab tail with built-up to tighten, strenghten, and correct scale outline and profile. I hope to have both ready for paint by the time good weather arrives. If I manage to get these two ready before the winter is over I may start on a Brian Taylor Kingfisher, on float, or perhaps a Marutaka Stuka or Zero. Can't decide!

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    RE: Winter in Canada

    I finished repairing my P51 PTS from a fall crash, and I am buillding a TF corsair. After I get done the corsair I will start on a vailly hurricane with the Patrica Bulldog colors.
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    RE: Winter in Canada

    Well I myself am scatch building yet another 1/4 scale Fokker DVII as I lost the last one to a showoff touch and go for the camera in a stiff cross wind(ya I know DUMB).Looking over some colour sceams to do as I'm not ready for paint as I'm only half way through the build.I'm also going to try and finish off a couple that are not finished so I should have a good stable in the spring.

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    RE: Winter in Canada

    Today it has warmed up to -29 degrees yesterday it was -38 not to mention wind chill that reportedly took it to -45 / -50. It is even too cold to get in the mood to build, I wonder if at these times a little global warming in the right places would be OK.


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    RE: Winter in Canada


    ORIGINAL: wkevinm

    Today it has warmed up to -29 degrees yesterday it was -38 not to mention wind chill that reportedly took it to -45 / -50. It is even too cold to get in the mood to build, I wonder if at these times a little global warming in the right places would be OK.


    Ya but does it really matter between -29 and -38??? Below -30 is just plain unpleasent. Below -40 is unbearable[:-]

    On the plus side there are NO mosquitos...

    2 months to go....and then it will be soo hot the ESC's will be melting, the bugs biting and the sun shining!
    Build, fly, repair, repeat...

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    RE: Winter in Canada

    Howdy
    I guess im pushing the season a bit,but i put floats on a 60 size ultra sport,it makes you think about WARMER weather,i hope soon.
    its a bit on the heavy side but i hope it will fly.
    Also waiting to get a G26 for the OK models AT6 texan,but it will have to warm up a bit so i can break in the engine in the garage before i install it in the airplane.
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    RE: Winter in Canada

    Winter doesn't hold me back from flying. All you need is at least a few degrees above or below freezing, a calm day and a good little airplane on skis.

    http://video.google.ca/videoplay?doc...05683941330773

    This was the first run of the winter on the summer compression and needle settings. This is why I'm tweaking for the first few flights. As a diesel, it's amazing that it would start at all. No big trick, just use an electric starter and don't overprime.
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    RE: Winter in Canada


    ORIGINAL: bbbair

    The temperature has fallen and the snow has too...
    So what is one to do?

    BBBAIR, now that spring has struck. How''s the float flying down Belleville ways? (Tongue firmly pushing out left cheek)

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    RE: Winter in Canada

    The last that I saw the only ''Float Flying'' happening was a few forgotten Ice Fishing huts that got picked up by the wind! [X(]

    However; plans are underway for a Float Fly in June! - Details to follow!
    It\'s Time to Kick the Tires and Light the Fires!

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    RE: Winter in Canada

    Winter is back! Thursday was plus 21 and Friday was zero and today is minus 8. Oh yeah there is now three inches of snow on the ground and not to really let up untill the 23rd. I thought I saw a blade of green grass the othe day but can't seem to find it today. Tired of WINTER!![:'(]

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    RE: Winter in Canada

    Afternoon Hurk

    Please take it up with Dr. Fruit Fly (Suzicky)

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    RE: Winter in Canada


    ORIGINAL: wkevinm

    -45 / -50.

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME ????? How do you even breath ??
    We\'\'re all here because we\'\'re not all there !! AMA # 884678 ............... Proud to be a volunteer firefighter

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    RE: Winter in Canada

    It's easy, take a deep breath and hibernate till spring!

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    RE: Winter in Canada

    ORIGINAL: Gary L.


    ORIGINAL: wkevinm

    -45 / -50.

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME ????? How do you even breath ??

    -45 is only the "wind chill". Stay out of the wind and it don't matter much.

    However when the air temp hits -45 well that's different. Coldest I ever had to endure in Winterpeg was an OAT of -42. Naturally that froze the gas line to our house = no HEAT! THAT was not fun inside let alone outside. All I can say is I'm glad I have an inside job....now. Used to work outside in that crap and it isn't fun. If you exert yourself too much it does indeed hurt to breathe. Like a super freezie in your lungs[:-]

    Why are we bringing this up in September? Can't we enjoy the last month of above freesing in peace and quiet.....[:@]
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    RE: Winter in Canada

    Ya know, I wouldn't really mind if we got snow, instead of the ice we always get.
    I've been in Chicago, Idaho, New York, etc in the winter and if it wasn't for the clouds ALL the time it wouldn't have been so bad.
    Think I just stay down here and put up with the heat.
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    RE: Winter in Canada


    ORIGINAL: Hepdog

    Building!!! In the Winter???

    Winter is for FLYING.....if yur a true Canuck....

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788031
    hehehe


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