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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveTurnbull View Post
    He also has left and right written on his wellies too!
    And C&A on his underwear ?
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    You could try running a piece of thread from glove to glove and run it up the arms of your flying suit, just like when you were a kid lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveTurnbull View Post
    He also has left and right written on his wellies too!
    Back and front?
    Inside and outside?
    We wont say on what

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    Hi,
    I have an Icom IC-A24E and a Pnavi chinese sat nav.

    I'm more or less sorted with the stylus taped to my finger on the sat nav but the radio squelch button and particularly the rotating knobs on the top are proving troublesome.
    My gloves are just some generic fleece lined leather jobs but as the weather is starting to turn colder I am looking at utilising some old snowboard gloves I had lying around unless anyone can recommend any particularly good ones.

    Being new to using radios would it be fair to say that you programme your intended airfields frequency (before you leave obviously) and just select it in flight.
    B.t.w. all of this applies to a flexwing GT-450

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    Quote Originally Posted by willjohnh View Post
    Depends a lot on the gloves, radio and GPS. I have an icom a22 and an Aware and can control both even on thick gloves as the aware is not skin sensitive What you running?
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    ha ha

    yeah,
    there was no way I was removing them during my GST!
    especially since I had just given him the speech about no loose items in the cockpit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham56 View Post


    My instructor would give me a severe verbal (and probably physical) slapping around if I did this. He once had a student's glove come loose, hit the prop and get thrown up to punch a hole in the trailing edge of the sail.
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    the rotating knobs on the radio try putting a small cable tie on the knob and cutting it leaving a short tail to be flicked with a gloved finger the other option is a pair of gamekeepers gloves/mitts that you fold the fingers off and on as required or use bar mitts and a thinner pair of gloves
    fly high fly safe and may you always have the wind at your back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentreau View Post
    And C&A on his underwear ?
    Gentrau, can you please advise the forum how you know this about Dave?

    I would have thought P&A but if you are starting a new rumour about him?

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    Aha,
    that may be worth a try, I have also seen some Ozee gloves that have some kind of removable fingertip.

    I have just remembered that my instructor has some kind of rubber tubing which fits tightly over the radio knobs and extends a good couple of inches which should be easier to operate with gloved hands.

    Maybe give all of the above a try,
    thanks for the ideas so far.

    Valkyrie




    Quote Originally Posted by woodysr2 View Post
    the rotating knobs on the radio try putting a small cable tie on the knob and cutting it leaving a short tail to be flicked with a gloved finger the other option is a pair of gamekeepers gloves/mitts that you fold the fingers off and on as required or use bar mitts and a thinner pair of gloves
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    Get all local radio stations programmed in first, then squelch before flight and do a radio check in circuit to get the volume right.

    You can then leave it alone in flight except for changing the channel
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