Flying in the Wind Can Be Fun!

A few days ago, I was out flying my Champ in somewhat heavy winds (somewhere between 5 and 15 mph) and I, for the first time in my life, thought that flying in these winds was… fun.¬†Yes, fun.

It took a lot of concentration, skill, and a little luck. This was the first time that luck was not a significant factor for me in the wind. My wind flying skills finally just clicked. After two years of flying various RC aircraft (one year of hobby grade flying), I was finally able to fly in more than a very light wind on aircraft not equipped with AS3X.

Before attempting to fly on winds over 5 MPH in an ultra micro, do these steps:

1. Master the plane in calm air before moving on to “windyish” conditions.

2. Practice in light wind, then moderate wind, and then more…

3. Know that you will be spending the time keeping the plane on course. Not doing crazy flying.

4. NEVER maiden a plane in wind. I have heard this repeatedly on forums and common sense would say this, too. Leave each plane’s first flights for calmer days.

Flying in that wind improved my precision in no wind an allowed me to fly more often (the wind is usually about 10 mph around my house).

Thanks for reading. Leave a comment, share this post, and enjoy!

Sicknesses and Wind Free Days

If you are anything like me, it seems like the best (windless) days to fly are the days you can’t fly!

I’ve been sick for the past couple days and there has been ZERO wind. For the past two weeks, it has been 15+ mph winds in my area! It is aggravating, but, on a positive note, is giving me time to plot more plane purchases, more posts, and time to wait to fly my RC planes again!

Have you ever had an aggravating  moment like this? Make a comment about it below!