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Old 11-17-2014, 04:36 PM
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Default End of flying season

I think today marked the end of flying season.6 inches of snow and strong winds,.Not to mention the temps are going into the upper teens and windchills of 3 below.East Central Ohio just became Alaska.Gonna have to wait till March or April
Old 11-17-2014, 04:40 PM
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Come on , time to get the skis, floats and seaplanes out....along with the radioglove ! Sometimes we have more fun in the winter; especially on a sunny winters day with no wind !
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If I were 20 yrs younger I would agree, but with age comes lack of cold tolerance.I will see what the weather does but not optimistic
Old 11-17-2014, 04:55 PM
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I hear you. I find it hard to get used to the cold now than years ago but still like to get out in the snow and fly. Always had a small group in the winter and fewer now.
Old 11-17-2014, 05:08 PM
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Lucky you have a group.My group is me,myself and I.It wouldn't be so bad with others but rc is not that popular in my area.I may get brave try my 1st winter flight(weather permitting).
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I have kicked around the idea of building skis for my Apprentice.since you can get floats for it why not skis

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Old 11-17-2014, 05:15 PM
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Well, usually it's two or three of us! I was lucky to pick up some aluminum skis a few years ago in a box of stuff for 40-60 size planes and they work nice. I've also made some for larger planes out of Formica and plywood that work well also. On soft deep snow floats or seaplanes work best . Once it gets crusted or icy then skis work better.
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Icy and crusted is no problem here
Old 11-18-2014, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by kevink47 View Post
If I were 20 yrs younger I would agree, but with age comes lack of cold tolerance.I will see what the weather does but not optimistic
Old Saying > May you live as long as you want to and want to as long as you live ! Age is only a number, if you want to act old, then you will be old !!

Personally, I do not believe in letting a number get to me. Am 71 years old and going out to shoot TRAP this evening in the exact same weather you have. Also parts of my state, upper New York state is supposed to get 3 to 4 feet of snow today. YES, I said FEET !! Bought new skis equipment last year and can not wait for our ski areas to open.

Don't come Booooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooing on my door ! Hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

P.S. Also have a new set of .40 size aluminum skis to sell you if you ever give up the " Cabin Fever Mentality ". LOL
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suppose to be in the 60's monday
Old 11-18-2014, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Granpooba View Post
Old Saying > May you live as long as you want to and want to as long as you live ! Age is only a number, if you want to act old, then you will be old !!

Personally, I do not believe in letting a number get to me. Am 71 years old and going out to shoot TRAP this evening in the exact same weather you have. Also parts of my state, upper New York state is supposed to get 3 to 4 feet of snow today. YES, I said FEET !! Bought new skis equipment last year and can not wait for our ski areas to open.

Don't come Booooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooing on my door ! Hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

P.S. Also have a new set of .40 size aluminum skis to sell you if you ever give up the " Cabin Fever Mentality ". LOL
Oh shut up.
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Im Floridian, this last weekend I was in Minneapolis for a visit. Wow, there was snow all over the place. I really dont visualize how you guys can fly in snow. I was uncomfortable waking from the car to the hotel room.
You are brave
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Like this !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBNEQlnHaKI

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Old 11-18-2014, 03:45 PM
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sorry about that, our season in Florida has just begun! Happy shovaling
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I'm sure by mid-December we will get a break,and I'll start getting fed up with being indoors.By the way our trap club closed a year ago so can't do that any more.
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so now we go from cold and snow to cold and wet with a lot of wind............Ohio gotta luv it
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That is why there are indoor models, micro planes and copters.

Watch out for the Lladro and the Hummels ..... glue ... where is the glue?

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