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Old 03-21-2011, 07:37 AM   #1
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Well I went to maided flight my new dynam sr trainer and It seemed kinda windy today about 8-15 mph winds I got it out of the truck got it all ready and thought hey Ill just take off torwds the wind like I always do. Well It went up and up and farther away and got so far out of site I didnt know if it was upside down or right side up lol and to top it off the gust of wind was getting very stong. I had a feeling I had just lost a $160 bucks lol but some how I just kept the throttle at 3/4 and tried to bring it back to me and here it comes I could finally see it. It took a kind ruff landing but hey got it back in one piece. Seemed like i was in the air for 20 mins. Plane only weights 1.6 pounds. Do you guys fly when theres wind above 15mph ?
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Well I went to maided flight my new dynam sr trainer and It seemed kinda windy today about 8-15 mph winds I got it out of the truck got it all ready and thought hey Ill just take off torwds the wind like I always do. Well It went up and up and farther away and got so far out of site I didnt know if it was upside down or right side up lol and to top it off the gust of wind was getting very stong. I had a feeling I had just lost a $160 bucks lol but some how I just kept the throttle at 3/4 and tried to bring it back to me and here it comes I could finally see it. It took a kind ruff landing but hey got it back in one piece. Seemed like i was in the air for 20 mins. Plane only weights 1.6 pounds. Do you guys fly when theres wind above 15mph ?

I Love flying in the wind, up to 30 MPH Wind, but not all planes are designed to fly in high wind, when flying, try to fly in a oval, from left to right, so the plane does not get to far away from you, also, paint a red stripe or use tape, on the bottom of the main wing on the right side tip, that will help you to see the plane and keep your orientation, Glad you got your plane back Take care and have fun, Chellie

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Yes indeed we do depending on the aircraft
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60866
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I Love flying in the wind, up to 30 MPH Wind, but not all planes are designed to fly in high wind, when flying, try to fly in a oval, from left to right, so the plane does not get to far away from you, also, paint a red stripe or use tape, on the bottom of the main wing on the right side tip, that will help you to see the plane and keep your orientation, Glad you got your back Take care and have fun, Chellie
Yes the Paint on the bottom of this plane is a very good idea because the plane is all white Lol. Its was hard to trim out in the wind but all in all it wasnt to bad of a flight for such a light plane.
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Flying in the wind requires experience and is a challenge even for pilots with years of experience. It is also a bad idea to maiden a new plane when there is wind.

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Yes, I have been known to fly in wind up to 36 mph -- I have not yet met my wind limit. I consider myself an expert pilot, and flying in strong wind with GUSTING wind is a real challenge. I would only consider two airplanes for flying in strong wind -- Parkzone Stryker, and Multiplex Funjet.

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i like wind , it helps with takeoff (and landing if its smooth wind), i flew the Champ in wind a couple days ago, but i made sure the plane could stay upwind of me , the real wet cornfeild downwind wouldve been no fun walking in - the story goes, one time one club member was up to his waist in it ! ! i have flown my hotrodded wildhawk in 18mph wind and it just plowed into it-(the wind, that is )
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Flying in the wind requires experience and is a challenge even for pilots with years of experience. It is also a bad idea to maiden a new plane when there is wind.
I had to laugh when I read this because I kept telling myself over and over Its just to windy Its a bad idea to maiden this plane.
Im have been flying for about 4 years so im not to bad at it but im defenetly no expert.
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It is that little voice inside that says"don't do it" that gets overridden by the othe voice that says, "go for it!" that gets us all in trouble....

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