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Old 08-11-2008, 01:45 AM   #1
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Is there a time of the year when the weather and winds are better for rc flying? I live in Fort Wayne Indiana and since I've become interested in rc planes, the winds have been to drafty for someone that has no experience yet. Its now 8:45 pm and the winds have died down, but its getting too dark for flying.

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Old 08-11-2008, 02:03 AM   #2
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Hi Jeff,

Here is a great link for you that will certainly help you figure out the wind speed predictions so you can fly. I have it set up for Fort Wayne Indiana.

http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/laun...=KFWA&state=IN

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Hi Jeff,

Based to the link Bob supplied it looks like early morning just after daybreak is going to be you best time for the next couple of days.
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Hi Jeff,
I totally understand your trouble of finding out a good time of year to fly. I face the same problem in South Dakota. It seem the wind is always blowing out here. I am currently flying a slowstick which isn't very wind tolerant, although you can with practice. Do go to the airnet site and check the winds often. Sometimes you will only be able to catch a few minutes. But a few minutes are better than none! Don't give up! Keep trying! :o


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I feel your pain. I live it the UK. When it's not raining, it's windy. OK, we do have some good days but I am really limited to when I can fly.

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Lights!! Ya need some LED's on there buddy! Looks wicked cool and if ya put one color on top & another on bottom I find it helps with plane orientation also.
Check here for flying conditions in your area: http://www.wunderground.com/wunderma...0&hur=0&fire=0
You can load in your area and there's a link to flying weather where you can get wind conditions in your area.
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Is there a time of the year when the weather and winds are better for rc flying? I live in Fort Wayne Indiana and since I've become interested in rc planes, the winds have been to drafty for someone that has no experience yet. Its now 8:45 pm and the winds have died down, but its getting too dark for flying.

Any suggestions?
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