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Windiest day you've flown an Aircam

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by leo_bassani » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:25 pm

Hi everyone,

I live in a windy coastal city where windy days are typical, with peaks upwards of 25knots gusting to 30. How does the aircam handle in such conditions? Easy or a handfull? Ok to fly everyday or better to keep it grounded? If I combine that much windy and thermal activity for beach landings, how would it handle? Of course I ask assuming the pilot is up to the task.

Amazing machine by the way, I never seen such amazing thing. Can't wait to become part of the club.

cheers!

Leo
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by plhfish » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:33 am

I am sorry I don’t have an answer to the original question but have an additional question related to wind. What is a reasonable cross wind component on take-off & landing that the AirCam can handle having good pilot skills but without knowing every trick in the (AirCam) flying book?
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by larry fish » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:41 am

I now keep my aircam in southwestern montana. I will hardly ever fly in the afternoons because of the turbulence. My strip is at7200 ft elevation. The performance is outstanding but you can really get severely beat up with strong winds. Once I had my headset fly off.lucky it did not go through the propellers. I now use a cloth helmet with a chin strap. Watch the cross winds. The aircam has a very big vertical stab making it a handfull in strong crosswinds
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by robertmeyer » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:44 am

I've flown in winds of 35 knots. It's the gusts and thermals that take some getting use to. I've landed straight down the runway with a 24mph 90 degree cross wind. Just be ready not to keep it down.
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