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Offline Jim7216  
#1 Posted : Saturday, November 11, 2017 5:31:45 PM(UTC)
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I am wondering if anyone has flown in the winter with a transmitter glove. I live near Chicago and the high today was about 35 degrees. I am considering buying a transmitter glove and giving cold weather flying a try. In the past I tried golf gloves but they provided very little warmth and my fingers got too cold to fly. I thought it would be nice to fly on a day with light winds and a clear blue sky even if it's 20 or 30 out.
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Offline Dangerous Dan  
#2 Posted : Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:34:40 PM(UTC)
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I've tried the mitt but prefer standard gloves with the thumbs cut out
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Offline Bill Teeter  
#3 Posted : Sunday, November 12, 2017 3:09:46 PM(UTC)
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I bought a pair of neoprene ice fishing gloves at Bass Pro a few years ago - they have the finger tips and thumbs cut out. Felt like I had a good grip on the transmitter. In between flights I switched to big mitts to get the hands warmed up.
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#4 Posted : Sunday, November 12, 2017 3:11:27 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bill Teeter Go to Quoted Post
I bought a pair of neoprene ice fishing gloves at Bass Pro a few years ago - they have the finger tips and thumbs cut out. Felt like I had a good grip on the transmitter. In between flights I switched to big mitts to get the hands warmed up.


And what he is not saying is this was July and August!LOL
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Offline Bill Teeter  
#5 Posted : Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:02:42 PM(UTC)
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And what he is not saying is this was July and August!LOL


I think you might be jumping to conclusions there ! Mind you sometimes up here in the early morning in August you might want gloves LOL

Be careful there or I might blow some snow your way !

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Offline rclad  
#6 Posted : Monday, November 13, 2017 3:03:01 PM(UTC)
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I tried bicycle gloves, since they have the fingers already cut off. The padded leather palm gives a good grip, but it's a bit too thick to allow free movement of your thumbs. The neoprene ice fishing gloves sound good, if they're flexible enough.

I made a quick transmitter cover from an old canvass bag that happened to be a perfect fit. I just cut a small hole for the antenna and one for the strap attachment point and used a bar clip to hold the bottom closed. I could put my hands in it while holding the transmitter. It kept the wind off my hands and provided some warmth. A chemical packet made to insert into mittens or boots to keep hands and feet warm could be added for extra warmth.
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Offline Keith Cannon  
#7 Posted : Monday, November 13, 2017 3:15:32 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Jim7216 Go to Quoted Post
I am wondering if anyone has flown in the winter with a transmitter glove. I live near Chicago and the high today was about 35 degrees. I am considering buying a transmitter glove and giving cold weather flying a try. In the past I tried golf gloves but they provided very little warmth and my fingers got too cold to fly. I thought it would be nice to fly on a day with light winds and a clear blue sky even if it's 20 or 30 out.
Jim


We have a pattern guy in southern Colorado who has one and I spoke with him once about it and he had great things to say about it.
Offline Orthobird  
#8 Posted : Monday, November 13, 2017 5:15:47 PM(UTC)
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this is something cheap you can do, well, it works for me when temps are in upper 30s and in the 40's F.

I bought two pairs of these cheapo gloves, and cut out the tips on the index finger and thumb.

I like to double glove it....

as a disclaimer, that is not my hair on top of the cap!

glove for winter flying.jpeg (166kb) downloaded 0 time(s).


close up of glove for winter flying.jpeg (26kb) downloaded 0 time(s).


i hope you all see the humor in all of this....
Wish I could fly everyday!
Offline chymas  
#9 Posted : Monday, November 13, 2017 5:58:36 PM(UTC)
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I have a rule that the outside temperature has to be my age or above for me to fly. Yesterday it was 48 and yes, I was flying.
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Offline Keith Cannon  
#10 Posted : Monday, November 13, 2017 6:26:11 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Orthobird Go to Quoted Post

as a disclaimer, that is my hair on top of the cap!


I thought that was your hair Flapper
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Offline Orthobird  
#11 Posted : Monday, November 13, 2017 7:50:59 PM(UTC)
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I thought that was your hair Flapper


i wish!

the top of my real head looks like a cue-ball!
Wish I could fly everyday!
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Offline Dangerous Dan  
#12 Posted : Monday, November 13, 2017 9:24:56 PM(UTC)
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i wish!

the top of my real head looks like a cue-ball!


U can borrow some of mine

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