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Old 12-05-2014, 01:15 PM
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Default Winter is here.

It is the time of year when most of the country is indoors trying to stay warm and dry and only dreaming of flying RC. That means it is time for us in sunny Southern California to torture you a little bit. Yesterday was just another beautiful 72F day in Arvin.



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Old 12-05-2014, 01:55 PM
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Oh yeah, but look at that flag... the 'wind' must be at least 1 mph . Hey, if it wasn't for winter I'd never get anything built (not assembled...).
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:30 PM
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I'll take the snow, the great skiing that comes with it and no crazy politics over that any day. However, YMMV. Enjoy the day, it does look like a beauty.


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Old 12-06-2014, 10:21 AM
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We're used to the insults that are really thinly veiled envy, especially from communists.
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:23 AM
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Its a nice 80 degrees here in sunny central florida
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by stuntflyr View Post
We're used to the insults that are really thinly veiled envy, especially from communists.
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Chris,

Communist, eh? That's funny. The only thing I envy about Kalifornia is some of your roads. The motorcycle riding is absolutely spectacular in many spots. Anyhow, we may be digressing from Jim's OP about the weather. Enjoy it while you have it.


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Old 12-06-2014, 01:24 PM
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this is Winter!!
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:06 AM
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Those poor airplanes just rotting away in the winter. I would be happy to volunteer my time. Ship it to me and I will make sure it gets the excercise it desperately needs. Don't be the guy who neglects their airplanes, it's just not humane.
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:13 AM
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Winter practice in Norway. -3C (27F) and snow. Thick air and no bugs.


The plane is the one that was destroyed by fire at the WC 2011. Its rebuild and serves as an offseason practice plane.






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Old 12-21-2014, 04:35 PM
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Now that looks like a gorgeous day (and a nice field) to be out flying!
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Originally Posted by jetmech43 View Post
Its a nice 80 degrees here in sunny central florida
Snow tonight about 2 inches worth.....I hate you

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Old 12-30-2014, 08:19 AM
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Just a normal day at the field practising F3A. -8C / 18F

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I call bull $$$$. How can you fly in the snow without skis. LOL.
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Originally Posted by kenh3497 View Post
I call bull $$$$. How can you fly in the snow without skis. LOL.
It is less than one inch of snow on the runway and I have big wheels. I had to remove the wheel pants.
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Originally Posted by Henning View Post
Just a normal day at the field practising F3A. -8C / 18F

Regards,
Henning
Hi, Winter Activity together With Mr and Ms Santa!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Originally Posted by kenh3497 View Post
I call bull $$$$. How can you fly in the snow without skis. LOL.
Originally Posted by Henning View Post
It is less than one inch of snow on the runway and I have big wheels. I had to remove the wheel pants.
I realized my first post may not have come across correctly. I was trying to make a funny comment. I apologize if my comment was seen to be off color.

I can see the snow is not very deep. Our club is going to have a fly day tomorrow (first day of 2015) to celebrate, I guess the first day of 2015. It's good to know you don't HAVE to have skies to fly off of snow. We only have a couple of inches of snow so we will see how that goes.

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First fly of the year today for our club. Eight pilots and only one airplane escaped unscathed. I was the lucky pilot. We suffered everything from a broken vertical stab from a tip over to a complete total loss back to a broken carbon fiber landing gear. It was 24 degrees F. and about a 17 MPH wind from the west southwest. Sun and about 3 inches of snow to nothing depending on where it drifted. Some flew without skis. My skis worked as long as you were close to flying speed. LOL

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For those of you who watched the Rose Bowl and decided to move to California based on the weather they saw on TV, don't be fooled. It looked nice but it was really cold. I don't think it got above 57F all day. Much to cold to go flying in Southern Cal.

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Old 01-15-2015, 07:38 AM
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Flew my Contra/Acuracy yesterday. The bad news? What am I going to do with my monoplanes?

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I call dibs on an Angels Shadow if you have one....
List them here and see what happens, or was that a joke.
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Send one to me I will take it off you're hands
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Flew my Contra/Acuracy yesterday. The bad news? What am I going to do with my monoplanes?

Jim O
Jim,
Welcome to the bipe/contra combo club !!
You'll be seeing double from now on, for sure.
Seriously though, I hope you enjoy the combo as much as I do.
One little down side and to quote what QQ told me in Portugal ; ' It's a little bit more work in the wind .

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Thanks Brian, I can tell I'm going to enjoy it. It will take a little getting use to it. I did half a KE loop the first time I tried to fly knife edge. No wind yet, the air was smooth as glass.

Randy, I was kidding, but there could be an Axiome+ on the market soon.
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The bad news? What am I going to do with my monoplanes?

Jim O
I'd say toss'em in file 13
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[QUOTE=OhD;11962326]Thanks Brian, I can tell I'm going to enjoy it. It will take a little getting use to it. I did half a KE loop the first time I tried to fly knife edge. No wind yet, the air was smooth as glass. '


Hi Jim,

Yes the combo of the rudder power of the bipe (especially in KE lift) and the yaw 'instability' of the contra has to be experienced to be understood.
Just start dialling down the rudder throw in 'normal' mode and keep reducing until you are sure it's not enough - then add back some and go from there.
You will be surprised at how little you end up with.
Leaving too much throw and then using huge expo %'s is not a good solution.

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