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Any thoughts, cautions, warnings about winter

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by graybeard, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. graybeard

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    Flying? Snow intrusion things like that?

    thx
    Graybeard
     
  2. saltire

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    Make sure you wrap up well and take a flask of hot tea with you :D
     
  3. joeflyer

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    Keep your batteries warm until you are ready to use them.
     
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    When it looks like below, stay inside.
     

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  6. IflyinWY

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    It looks like a layer cake :lol:
     
  7. MadMitch88

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    If we have another "polar vortex" winter like last year, I will probably lock up my Vision+ in storage and max out the Netflix subscription instead. :p

    However, I'm sure any days it creeps above 30F with no wind I will be itchin' to get some flying time. Maybe I need to buy something like this:

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    I'd prefer something with bigger windows, but if I bring along a propane heater it could be a toasty little shelter while the Phantom buzzes around in that crisp air, eh?

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  8. N017RW

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    I live in S. Fl so what do I know 'bout snow?

    But one thing I though of is if you are flying during actual snow fall could there be an issue with visibility, i.e. 'white-out''?
     
  9. gunslinger

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    And a flask of Doc Mcgillicuddy's wares to keep the tea warm... :D

    -slinger
     
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    wear a wooley hat and big coat with gloves too
     
  11. CYeutter

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    One thing I regret. Here in California we'll be switching back to Standard time ( off Daylight Saving time ) this weekend. After that it will be dark when I get home from work. No more after work flying, in daylight anyway.
     
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    I was given a pair of gloves that will actually work on a touch screen last Christmas. They're waiting in the wings. I flew for fifteen minutes yesterday morning at around 7:00 AM and I couldn't feel the tips of my fingers for an hour or so... It was only around 38 degrees or so, which is pretty tame winter weather in these parts... :shock:

    -slinger
     
  13. Happyflyer

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    With the "Winter from hell" we had last year, it snowed and settled, and snowed, and settled, and......it piled up. Worst I have seen in 30 years. With the crap Summer we had this year in Michigan we deserve a low amount snow and warm Winter.