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Old 12-02-2007, 11:09 PM   #251
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
And I guess that was MY fault, too??
You would think that between you and Dave, you could keep that crap up north.

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Old 12-03-2007, 01:10 AM   #252
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Nah -- I actually LIKE the cooler temperatures... It keeps my electronics from overheating...

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Guy,

Cooler is one thing, yanno, like when we flew together......

ICE STORMS is a completely different story.

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Old 12-03-2007, 01:34 PM   #254
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No fly today, still plowing out.
Temp 24deg wind 23mph

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Old 12-03-2007, 01:48 PM   #255
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Bah -- it's all just varying degrees of the same thing...
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Cooler is one thing, yanno, like when we flew together......

ICE STORMS is a completely different story.

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Great prediction for a flying day today - for Santa and his reindeer. High of 37 F, winds 25 to 35 with gusts to 50, and snow flurries.
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Calm, clear and 21 degrees here. Supposed to be back up to around 60 by tomorrow though.

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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Calm, clear and 21 degrees here. Supposed to be back up to around 60 by tomorrow though.
Not if Dave and I can help it....

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Bah -- it's all just varying degrees of the same thing...
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Perhaps you'd like to come fly in our next "weather event"?:p

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Believe it or not, I would much rather be here in Northern Ohio, with the cold December, January, and February weather, than some other states where you have long stretches in the summer in the upper 90s to the low 100s. Hot weather puts me on my back too easy!

And when (or if) I ever get to retire, my wife and son insist on our moving down to South Carolina.
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:56 PM   #260
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Sure enough, as expected, we got that foot and a half of snow over night and it's still coming down. Soon I'll be able to learn to slope soar on the snow banks...

(sigh) Can't wait for spring...or at least no blizzards
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South Carolina is great for RC flying. I moved here to go to graduate school back in 1989. I wish I had been interested in starting up in RC then. I think about all the flying days I missed out on- too much trauma! I'm okay now, Sniff!! Down side: August feels like the first circle of Hell in terms of heat. Nothing like 100+ degree days to melt your brain. Current conditions are nice, but too windy for me: 65, sunny, wind: 13 mph. Fly when you can.

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Believe it or not, I would much rather be here in Northern Ohio, with the cold December, January, and February weather, than some other states where you have long stretches in the summer in the upper 90s to the low 100s. Hot weather puts me on my back too easy!

And when (or if) I ever get to retire, my wife and son insist on our moving down to South Carolina.

"Dum spiro spero." (While I breathe, I hope).
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I need a seaplane! Seattle may be known for rain, but not continous downpours like we've had the last couple of days. There is going to be major flooding in the river valleys around here as the rain melts snow up in the mountains. Lucky for me I live on a hill!

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I did enjoy the opportunity I had Thanksgiving last year to fly at the Camden field. Mild shirtsleeve temperature, around 68 F. Didn't even mind hearing the warning about poisonous snakes when I had to go retrieve my plane that went down in the bush. Of course, my son thought it was getting a bit cold. My son lives in Irmo. I guess he's gotten acclimated, living down there for about 10-12 years now. He just had his first baby in September. Wish I could bring a plane with me when we fly down for Christmas this year. Usually me and the wife drive down, about 12 hours. (648 miles to his front door).
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....Wish I could bring a plane with me when we fly down for Christmas this year. Usually me and the wife drive down, about 12 hours. (648 miles to his front door).
If he was a good son, he would have an ARF under the tree for you

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Old 12-03-2007, 06:33 PM   #265
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Camden is nice- the annual Veterans Day air show (Celebrate Freedom)was held there last year. Irmo is also nice- I go out there to shop sometimes. I am in town and liking it because I drive 3 miles to work. I go to Virginia to see my mom during Christmas. Otherwise I'd be here to let you fly one of mine!

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I did enjoy the opportunity I had Thanksgiving last year to fly at the Camden field. Mild shirtsleeve temperature, around 68 F. Didn't even mind hearing the warning about poisonous snakes when I had to go retrieve my plane that went down in the bush. Of course, my son thought it was getting a bit cold. My son lives in Irmo. I guess he's gotten acclimated, living down there for about 10-12 years now. He just had his first baby in September. Wish I could bring a plane with me when we fly down for Christmas this year. Usually me and the wife drive down, about 12 hours. (648 miles to his front door).

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Well, he did have Tower ship me a Real Flight 3.5 package for Father's Day.

Besides, over the holiday, me and the wife have something very important to do-start spoiling the grandaughter! Revenge!!!

Besides, I'm one of those O-Fs who prefer self-built planes to ARFs, anyway. At least twice as much fun!
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Well, he did have Tower ship me a Real Flight 3.5 package for Father's Day.

Besides, over the holiday, me and the wife have something very important to do-start spoiling the grandaughter! Revenge!!!

Besides, I'm one of those O-Fs who prefer self-built planes to ARFs, anyway. At least twice as much fun!
Sounds like he is a good son!

An O-F that turns up his nose at ARF's is precisely what I aspire to be some day! With my own kids in the house, I simply don't have time to build, fly and raise kids. So 2 out of 3 will have to do for now

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That was nice! Nothing like spoiling grandkids. Start today!

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Well, he did have Tower ship me a Real Flight 3.5 package for Father's Day.

Besides, over the holiday, me and the wife have something very important to do-start spoiling the grandaughter! Revenge!!!

Besides, I'm one of those O-Fs who prefer self-built planes to ARFs, anyway. At least twice as much fun!

"Dum spiro spero." (While I breathe, I hope).
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Nice winter morning here in Omaha today, 27* calm with grey skies. We got about 4-5 inches of snow yesterday so I grabbed my foamy with skis (40 inch scratch Lazy Bee) and headed over to the soccer field. Hand launched and trimed it out with the ski's. Came in real slow and flair it in and "whomp" came to a abrupt stop. Snow was too fluffy and without a crust of any kind. Took off from the sidewalk that had been scooped and did a few touch and goes in the parking lot also. First time out in a week so all is good with the world again!

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Old 12-09-2007, 12:37 PM   #270
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Had a couple of flights yesterday with the Foker D7 and the Ultimate Bipe.
Nice and calm this mourning and i have my yard all plowed and ready for flying and landing on ice.

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Finally a calm day here in Ottawa, so I took my firebird phantom out. It was -12 C (10 F) out, so pretty nippy. I gave it a toss and after about 10 seconds the motor went crazy, I struggled to control it, until it nose dived into the 2ft deep snow. I fly in a big field, and unfortunately nothing gets plowed. So I had to walk through the deep snow all the way across the field to get it. The plane is white too, so it didn't make it much easier to find it. It took me the whole walk to realize I forgot to put up the antenna on my Tx before launching!! Duh!

I brushed off the snow, nothing looked wet inside, so i took her up again (antenna up!). Much better results this time. I haven't flown in a while, so I was a bit rusty. I tried flying with gloves on, and just couldn't get a feel for the sticks, so I took them off. It took about a minute before my hands were bright pink and numb. A few minutes after that, I lost orientation and clipped a tree (the lone tree in the field wouldn't you know) and she came tumbling down, nose first into the snow.

There was a little snow inside, so I figured I wouldnt risk ruining anything, so I took out the battery and called it a day. It was a shame to leave with another fresh battery still in my pocket, but if theres one thing I've learned...trust your gut and don't fly if you think there's gonna be a problem...

Oh well, maybe once its dried out I'll go out again later...
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We started out yesterday with 48 degrees and gusty 20+ mph winds. Moved to a more protected field and felt the temp and wind both drop.

Who would believe 48 degrees on Dec 8 near Anchorage Alaska. Didn't even need to use gloves It's back down to 20 degrees this morning
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You guys are sending your bad weather here to So Cal. Two weekends in a row we have had rain. Currently it's mostly cloudy and 43 degrees. The temp isn't keeping me from flying it's the mud pit that our field turns into. I'll just have to wait until next weekend I guess.
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Temp 27deg. wind 4mph.
Took the Flying Boat out this mourning for some fun. I like to see how slow i can fly it and still keep it off the ground and still turn it and then float it down for a heli type landing.
This thing fly's so slow you can walk beside it or if you want to you can go quite fast.This mourning the highest i had it was about 30ft in the air.
I really had a Blast with it.

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Weather is 70, wind 4 mph, sunny. Conditions are looking pretty good for maiden flight of my scratch build SE5a. Wish me luck!

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