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Old 01-08-2017, 03:10 AM
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Im worried about global cooling; it is currently (6AM) 34F (1C) in SW Florida.

We need more CO2 emission! Burn more fossil fuel!
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:12 AM
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How do they do it up north.How about a heater in my next gyro
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:29 AM
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We wear a thin hat, cools the brain so we don't realize how cold it is, it does have side effects that can be an inconvenience, it really sucks to find that you wasted over an hour having an in depth conversation with a block of ice when you should have been flying and enjoying the performance that warm weather flyers can only dream of. It - 28 F here today.
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:30 AM
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We stay inside by the natural gas boiler and work on airplanes.

I would like to figure out a setup for winter flying. Saw some soft fairings the bicycle speed runners are using that has possibilities. Might be easier to winter in Baja.

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Old 01-08-2017, 06:00 AM
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I have heated grips on both stick and throttle , my pod and windshield is a bit wider than a standard dominator , the heated grips are for snowmobiles, I preheat the gearbox so it will start.
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:08 AM
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I must be getting old?
I used to get the ole Mac fired up and would fly the Bensen for 20 minutes in 20 - 30 degree weather. My knee's would be frozen, but what fun I thought I was having.
Now, I find my minimum on the Dominator is about 40*F.
It is 6* right now and a forcast of 28* today.
Naw, no flying for me today.
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:28 AM
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-21cel today up here that's -5.8 degree Fahrenheit
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:55 AM
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If you are building a gyro for cold weather flying and you are going to use a tilting gimbal head uou shouldn't use a flex shaft or hydraulic prerotator, when it gets very cold they will get so stiff that it makes the controls hard to move.
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It's 13 f hear a lite dusting of snow covering the ground with gentle 14 mph winds. Looking forward to the 1-3 inches of snow forecasted for tonight and tomorrow. Aaaaaaaaaaaand we buy tickets on spirit to visit Florida so we can run around in shorts and flip flops for 3-4 days and laugh at the locals all dressed up for the cold. Chuck hats how we handle the Cold.

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Old 01-08-2017, 08:07 AM
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Im worried about global cooling; it is currently (6AM) 34F (1C) in SW Florida.

We need more CO2 emission! Burn more fossil fuel!
It is 62 degrees F with a dew point of 43 degrees F at the Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX) with winds at 140 degrees at 14kts gusting to 21kts. Runway 12 is in use.

The national weather service is saying likely light rain by 4:00 PM pacific standard time.

Rain had me shut down yesterday and may interfere with my flight to Cable Airport on Thursday. I dont leave SMX when it is raining.

Wind ended a training flight Friday.

A client canceled in anticipation of the rain.

My natural gas bill exceeded $100 for the first time in five years.

I feel people cant burn enough fossil fuel to make a measurable difference in the temperature.

CO2 emissions seem like a good thing to me.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:16 AM
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It's not that I haven't been exposed to cold weather in my younger and tougher days; I spent a winter in Denmark when they were setting new records for low temperatures.

The straits between Denmark and Sweden froze over and those hardy Danes and Swedes were walking across, some getting stranded on ice floes. The Danish Coastguard made those people pay for their rescue costs.

I had a VW Beetle with 6V electrical system and had to keep the battery in the house overnight so that itd have enough oomph to crank the engine next morning. Even so, it would only turn the engine over with the clutch depressed; transmission in neutral and clutch out, drag of frozen transmission grease was too much.

Nowadays, 34 in Florida seems as miserable as winter in Denmark.
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Not sure what all the fuss is about, we just had a hell of a day surfing and body boarding...the water WAS a little cooler than usual. I hat to wear a long sleeve t shirt!
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We have a low-elevation area in Utah called Peter Sink, near Bear Lake on the Idaho border, where very cold air pools when a stalled high pressure system spawns temperature inversions. Over the weekend, we had a strong front come through, which mixed the air suddenly and ended the inversion abruptly. The temp in Peter Sink varied in one 36-hour period from -53 to +40F - a swing of over 90!

I'm sure it must have seemed the globe was warming very quickly there!
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-21cel today up here that's -5.8 degree Fahrenheit
Well -29 Cel Yesterday morning that's -20 Fahrenheit
That Even cold me me the hardy Canadian!
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:43 AM
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The Earth began as a molten glob and has cooled continuously during the eons since.

The Earths core is still molten but is slowly cooling as evidenced by all the extinct volcanoes.

At some point in the distant future, it will become a lifeless lump of ice from all the frozen CO2, nitrogen and other gasses of what was once an atmosphere.

Humans ought to maximize carbon emissions in order to move the extinction of life on Earth as far into the future as possible, if, as climatologists say, CO2 forms a warming blanket.
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