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John Cook
01-24-2012, 04:45 PM
Talking about various layers and gear that may help you in flying in cold weather.

Sorry about all the "uhm's". I'm still getting used to talking on camera :oops:


Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edl7U1VgPB4


Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O6jhM9mBCI

frypan
01-24-2012, 05:35 PM
LOL:clap

John Cook
01-24-2012, 05:45 PM
2 more episodes posted today

one is dealing with Changing the clutch on the 3d plus
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=377601
and the other(s) is 2 parts and is about dressing for cold weather flying
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=377655

heathy
01-25-2012, 06:31 PM
John,

I've found silk glove liners are perfect for the 6 or so mins needed on the sticks, very thin and you get all the feel without cutting the tips off.

Found @ your local cycle shop:thumbup:

TallPaul
01-26-2012, 01:38 PM
I need to try the silk gloves because the cold isn't bad but the wind sucks.

For some reason transmitter mitts always looked awkward - do they work?

dunkonu23
01-26-2012, 05:58 PM
GREAT videos! Have you ever tried Under Armour? No problem with sweat-induced cold with that stuff!

Scott

John Cook
01-26-2012, 11:24 PM
no I haven't tried the under armor stuff. but the better long underwear looks like the Underarmor stuff.

Re: silk gloves. No I haven't used those. I tried various gloves and modding tips in past and never found something I liked. The Trans glov works great and takes about 1-2 flights to get used to. Not awkward at all, as long as u support the top of it so it doesn't sit/rest on your hands. I have my strap gooped to my "cover" so it lifts it once it's clipped to the trans.

dunkonu23
01-27-2012, 07:43 AM
John,

Is that device on the left of your transmitter glove a pot to control temperature of the heating pads you have in there?

Scott

John Cook
01-27-2012, 08:17 AM
yep

SilentScope
01-30-2012, 04:51 PM
screw that shit, bare hands at 1degrees celcius:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv-XsMFZ3N4 :P