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Hi All, had a quick flight from a soaking wet sponge-like field near Southport this morning but not much fun because my hands and feet got wet and extremely cold (7 hours flying time and counting).

I'm thinking about getting a pair of heated gloves for winter flying but I dont want to spend £40 or so without knowing how good they are. Does anyone have any and if so what are they like to fly with?.

Also does anyone know of any (dryer) flying sites? :D .

cheers,

Andy

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Yes - I was thinking a beach might be good when all the fields are boggy.

Sorry andy I have no experience of heated kit. But I definitely need to look into it myself because all my winter flights are governed by how quickly my hands get cold in the wafer thin mountain biking gloves I currently use (usually about 15 mins).

Good to see you on sat Slapper. Catch up soon.

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Tips for warm hands.

A) get decent pair, The Gin winter Alpine gloves in the shop are the ones I use.

B) Put your gloves on your dash when driving to the field.

C) Make sure that you have WARM HANDS when you put your gloves on.

D) Just before you get into your kit, swing your arms around for a good 20 seconds to force even warmer blood into your hands.

E) When the situation allows during flight, get your hands BELOW your heart.

Following the above simple tips will make a world of difference to the time you get in the air before the numb fingers kick in. Try it!

SW :D

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Tips for warm hands.

A) get decent pair, The Gin winter Alpine gloves in the shop are the ones I use.

B) Put your gloves on your dash when driving to the field.

C) Make sure that you have WARM HANDS when you put your gloves on.

D) Just before you get into your kit, swing your arms around for a good 20 seconds to force even warmer blood into your hands.

E) When the situation allows during flight, get your hands BELOW your heart.

Following the above simple tips will make a world of difference to the time you get in the air before the numb fingers kick in. Try it!

SW :D

If you are trims out on a reflex wing put your hands down behind your reserve or map case out of the wind

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