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Old 06-04-2012, 09:41 PM   #21
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Yep...sadly you are correct. I'm just gonna have to man up and get out there with 10 -15's. My gripe is wanting to try out new stuff (tiny stuff) in a timely manner, but having to wait on the mother nature blow-hards to calm down.
once flying in the wind is somethin you do enough than you will feel comfortable trying new stuff on windy days

just take it really easy in the wind till you are comfortable, and remember forward flight is allot easier than hovering in the wind, as long as its moving its not all that bad, some times landing sucks a little depending on the size of your bird and how bad the wind is blowing.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:50 PM   #22
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Don't hate me for my little heli but i have a xieda9958. And it cuts into the wind like a knife and i live in Oklahoma ya know were the wind comes sweeping down the plains.
But it does great.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:55 PM   #23
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I have flown the 450 and a 600 and a 700 all in wind. I will say this, I hate that wind, specially when it blows my hair in my face while I am flying. But back to helicopters, I have noticed that the 600 and the 700 do not get bounced around near as much, however where I am from, the wind is not constant, it is very gusty. I find a constant wind pretty easy to fly in, I find flying in gusty wind to be a royal pain in the hiney. Even on my 700 if the wind is mild there is no difference but when it goes from 5 to 10 constant, and then to 35 then back to 5 it gets very annoying. But for the most part I hate the wind also.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #24
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We'll have to meet up some day so you can teach me a few things.

Sounds good...PM me and we'll go flying. Though I will say I've got some work I have to do first...3 birds that need to get in the air.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #25
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Wind is the invisible barrier between the ground and the air where our helis belong... As you progress you will find that the airplane guys are grounded and helis beat it into submission
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:27 PM   #26
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Although my rant was not meant for such, you all have made me less intimidated by the wind. I think I will view it in a different light now. Still don't like it, but "ain't skeered" either.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:28 PM   #27
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Although my rant was not meant for such, you all have made me less intimidated by the wind. I think I will view it in a different light now. Still don't like, but "ain't skeered".
i don't like it either. buy hey, i want to fly.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:32 PM   #28
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wait till you show up at the field with the plank guys. You've got 20-30MPH winds and they won't fly...But you can.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:07 AM   #29
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wait till you show up at the field with the plank guys. You've got 20-30MPH winds and they won't fly...But you can.
Those woossy plankers. Even the mcpx can take that.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:35 AM   #30
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I tried too. My "new" (used) MCPX 2 is an unknown quantity at this point. And my 120 SR managed to break an aluminum landing skid while checking out my "new" (used) Dx6i.

Texas Gulf Coast winds.....blow someone else, will ya? I'm not enjoying your services!
Not sure if I would try the 120 SR in the wind. The MCPX should be able to handle it but with some heavier wind you better know how to fly it. In the wind its not really a beginner heli and jumps more scary then larger birds.

If your house is to small for flying this stuff get a little larger heli since that will be more stable and easier to learn flying in the wind.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:39 AM   #31
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Don't know if this has already been mentioned but I might suggest if you don't already have one that you get a sim to help learn too.

With flying in the winds a lot of the helos you can get will be able to do this better once you know how to compensate or that and for a lot of the good sims you can set up winds and variable ones too and as such, this can help you get somewhat used to this...and in the sim where you don't have to worry so much about doing any damage when you don't get it right.

Plus you can fly on it any time you want so you can get a lot more time on the sticks.

For sure the lift thing that comes into play doesn't seem to be reproduced in the sims to well but still, over all, it should help.

Just to mention it, I took my 120SR to the field this Sunday and we had some good winds up with gusts up around 15 mph I would guess and I was able to fly it in those.

Just a matter of getting a feel for the compensation of attitudes and power regulations needed for it and it becomes a lot more possible.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:03 AM   #32
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i live on long island, if i didn,t fly in the wind, i,d only have early mornings to fly. by 10am the wind is rising.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:48 AM   #33
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Flying in the wind can be a lot of fun! Within reason though... Insanely fast knife edge flying is fun, and those giant loops, when you haul ass into the wind and pull up... nothing like a good 500ft loop. Itís fun on occasion.

I stay in when itís above 25mph. I have flown in 35mph gusts with the 50, but wasnít fun. Around 15mph is the norm in these parts, so you get used to it.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:53 AM   #34
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if the wind blows more than 15mph the 600 class FBL comes out
it's like the honey badger, "it doesn'y give a s**t"
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #35
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Wind is great, keeps the plankers home from the field.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:42 PM   #36
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Wind is great, keeps the plankers home from the field.
My experience is they still show up and bitch about it until it goes away.. ..then they're so worn out from bitching they fly once and then go home
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:49 PM   #37
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I was practicing hovering inverted in the wind a few weeks ago. Wind was 15 to 20 mph and I was flying my 450. Wind you scare the crap out of me, now not so much.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:09 PM   #38
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I apologize to you sailors and kite flyers, but wind is really pretty much good for nuthin'. Yes there is the windmill thing, so tree huggers can back off. Otherwise, in the context of this website.......wind can go away!

When I see trees moving, I get very angry....Michael Douglas in "Falling Down" angry. It is very hard to check out a newly arrived Helifreak marketplace purchase when the worthless trees are swinging due to the diabolical winds.
Yeah, I had just posted in the "SO who flew this weekend" thread, almost the same thing....wind...wind..wind. I'm trying to fly in it anyway.. but usually wind up hovering and doing some orientation stuff until a gust scares the heck out of me.
BUT... the National Weather forcasts looks like 2~5 mph winds for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.. and my wife and kids are gone on Vacation as of Wed....sooooo..
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #39
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I apologize to you sailors and kite flyers, but wind is really pretty much good for nuthin'. Yes there is the windmill thing, so tree huggers can back off. Otherwise, in the context of this website.......wind can go away!

When I see trees moving, I get very angry....Michael Douglas in "Falling Down" angry. It is very hard to check out a newly arrived Helifreak marketplace purchase when the worthless trees are swinging due to the diabolical winds.
welcome to Texas..
this is why we fly 700s wind up to 30+ doesn't phase them.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #40
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If you don't learn to fly with wind, you fly never in my country.
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