Hawk Sky flyer in Texas

Old 10-31-2015, 04:17 AM
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Any one in Australia familiar with Hawk Sky RC Planes.?
I am flying one out here in West Texas with avg winds 20+. I have heard Aussies fly in winds higher than this...where???[/FONT][/B][/B]
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Old 10-31-2015, 01:00 PM
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I'm confused, why would it only be Aussies that fly in high winds? Maybe being upside down helps them cope with wind?

What wind you are willing to fly in is really down the the individual, the plane they are flying and their flying site, not their nationality. 20+mph wind is going to be a big challenge for a small light model like the Hawksky but probably not impossible if you were determined enough and didn't care about crashing.

FWIW winds here (as far from Australia as it's possible to be) are gusting to 33mph, that's not unusual here. I wont be flying in it, not because it's impossible, just because it's no fun. Tomorrow calms down to 22mph, I'll give that a go, my helis cope with the wind a lot better than fixed wing.
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by trying2fly View Post
Any one in Australia familiar with Hawk Sky RC Planes.?
I am flying one out here in West Texas with avg winds 20+. I have heard Aussies fly in winds higher than this...where???[/FONT][/B][/B]

Try this link......:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76640
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by JetPlaneFlyer View Post
I'm confused, why would it only be Aussies that fly in high winds? Maybe being upside down helps them cope with wind?

What wind you are willing to fly in is really down the the individual, the plane they are flying and their flying site, not their nationality. 20+mph wind is going to be a big challenge for a small light model like the Hawksky but probably not impossible if you were determined enough and didn't care about crashing.

FWIW winds here (as far from Australia as it's possible to be) are gusting to 33mph, that's not unusual here. I wont be flying in it, not because it's impossible, just because it's no fun. Tomorrow calms down to 22mph, I'll give that a go, my helis cope with the wind a lot better than fixed wing.
I had read many articles about bluffs over the ocean in Australia that led me to believe the slope soaring planes and others flew in extremely windy conditions out there. They implied that if you could not fly in ultra high winds, you couldn't fly at all? Actually why I wanted to converse. I hope I have not implied that others in other parts of the world are not capable of negotiating high winds. To fly in high winds is a testimony to true flying skill. We take pride in this in TEXAS. Thank you for responding. I would love to be privy to your high wind exploits!
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Old 10-31-2015, 08:38 PM
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If the wind isn't blowing your car off the hill, its not too much wind to slope soar.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:15 PM
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If the wind isn't blowing your car off the hill, its not too much wind to slope soar.
You are a true "dyed in the wool" flyer. Not many of you left!!!!
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:16 PM
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Your profile picture shows you are no flying wimp! haha! Nice plane...but I think too much for me!
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planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs... with an expected 30-35lb twin EDF model on the building board.
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Originally Posted by fhhuber View Post
planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs... with an expected 30-35lb twin EDF model on the building board.
What is the name of the twin you are building? What size EDF's
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What is the name of the twin you are building? What size EDF's
Me-262, twin BVM EVF fans, 5000 watts each.
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Me-262, twin BVM EVF fans, 5000 watts each.
The Grandaddy of them all!!!!
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nope... there's been bigger.
Much bigger.
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