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Can I fly my aerohawk outside all year around?

Old 12-17-2003, 05:11 PM
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Default Can I fly my aerohawk outside all year around?

How cold can it be before it's not suggested to fly outside with an electric heli?
Old 12-17-2003, 05:19 PM
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Default RE: Can I fly my aerohawk outside all year around?

Is that with or without gloves ?
Old 12-17-2003, 06:14 PM
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Default RE: Can I fly my aerohawk outside all year around?

When I was flying my planks with NiCad batteries, you could fly in temps well below freezing. The motors and electronics do not much care. I DID receive much shorter flight times, until I started to insulate the batteries. Apparently, the loose capacity when cold. I kept spares in my shirt pocket inside my jacket and other layers, and then put them in the plane with a foam wrapper to keep them warm.
I have no idea how LiPos behave in cold temps.
Old 12-18-2003, 05:58 PM
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Default RE: Can I fly my aerohawk outside all year around?

LiPos are supose to be the sameway, but i got 20min of fly time with my Aerohawk and 3cell 1500mAh E-tec. at -10 Celsius, do not know how clould that is in Farehait, but 0 celsius is the freezing point.

And i did not have the cannopie on during flight either.
Old 12-18-2003, 06:49 PM
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Default RE: Can I fly my aerohawk outside all year around?

Only thing to watch out for is when bringin it back into the heat,, condense might kill of your board if you start operating it.
Old 12-19-2003, 06:05 PM
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Default RE: Can I fly my aerohawk outside all year around?

condense might kill of your board if you start operating it.
I've noticed my piccoboard is quite resistant to moisture, I've flow with it partially covered in snow! (don't ask....) The biggest problem I've noticed flying in the cold is that parts tend to break easily, and things tend to loosen up ALOT. (the blades that were relatively tight suddenly are flopping around and out of track...)

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