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How do you get your fix during the Winter?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by witold, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. witold

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    Fly from inside the house? Inside car? Something else - that doesn't involve moving South?

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTEjLVUYaRs[/youtube]
     
  2. kitari

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    haven't had my phantom long enough to do a winter flight, but when it comes around I'll probably just bundle up and fly anyways unless it's too bad, then I'll just fly the mini quadcopter around the house.
     
  3. fly-catchers

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    Although last winter was fairly mild here (SE coast UK) I have so far flown at least once or twice every month since getting my Phantom 1 in September 2013.

    bill
     
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    Here in Northern California we "layer". In ofter wear several layers of clothing and top if off with a hooded parka. Works for me.
     
  5. 4wd

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    The problem is maintaining control on small sticks with gloves on.
    You can't last outside long without gloves in -20 windchill.
    You'd be OK on a reasonably calm day I guess.
     
  6. PsychopathRC

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    This is pretty much me and my plan. I wont fly much if it's freezing. But I will try to fly at least once per month. My P2V+ that is. I also have a fleet of Micro Quads which I fly most days anyway, both inside and outside.
     
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    Easy. Hubsan x4 on the couch and grab any nice day you can in between. :)
     
  8. kitari

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    made me think of this video

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShGl5rQK3ew[/youtube]
     
  9. witold

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    I wonder about the battery being exposed to below freezing weather. It will cut down flying time, but will it be a cause of failure?
     
  10. GoodnNuff

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    Keep your batteries in your pocket or warmed with a chemical heat pack and wrap your radio in a transmitter glove:

    http://www.rcheliresource.com/turnigy-t ... rap-ready/
     
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    By watching the NFL playoffs :cool: .
     
  12. witold

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    Come on man, haven't you learned already that you're not supposed to be flying over the stadiums during live events! :roll:


    :lol:
     
  13. bald1eagle

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    I live in an area that does not take part in winter. Fly baby, fly. :D
     
  14. gordhunt

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    I fly all winter no issues and shots are epic as long as the lighting is good and cold hands suck lol
     
  15. erikgraham

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    Transmitter glove (see GoodnNuf post above), a big loose hat that fits over FPV goggles, a warm jacket, boots, and whiskey. Lots of whiskey.

    But if you get the range you need from inside a warm car, then that's the way to go.
     
  16. Happyflyer

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    Here the wind has started blowing and will stop late Spring. Even if you could tolerate the cold, the blasted wind is too strong most of the time. And then there is the snow.....
     
  17. IflyinWY

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    I thought you showed us your "Winter flying hut" a while back.

    Maybe you need to show us again. :D
     
  18. MadMitch88

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    I'd say by 2020, outside temp. won't even be a factor --- even on a very cold day, you will be sitting in your recliner in front of your big-screen 80-inch 4K television watching real-time video downlink over 5G cell towers of your autonomous UAV flying it's mission as you sip some hot cocoa by the fireplace. Ahhh, what a lovely hobby it will be! :mrgreen:

    Maybe I'm too forward-thinking --- but standing outside in the freezing cold in order to fly a drone is going to seem awfully silly a decade from now. Technology moves so **** fast that anything that seems normal today will become obsolete and ridiculed in a few years. ****, I can remember backing up all my best 28K dialup porn photos from 1995 onto 3.5" diskettes and I thought desktop computing was never going to get any better than that LOL. :p
     
  19. IflyinWY

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    Did I overlook something? :?
     
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