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Old January 2nd 05, 05:08 PM
Robert M. Gary
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RobsSanta wrote:
Looking for suggestions for a good pair of gloves that could be used

for
flying. I have seen these NoMex gloves a lot on eBay but haven't

decided
yet .


I'll be interested in seeing the responses. My Mooney has the generic
metal yokes. In the summer, I've often worried that my sweaty hands
will slip off the yoke at a bad time.

-Robert

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Old January 2nd 05, 05:50 PM
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when I was flying cubs.. when it got chilly I used my summer weight
motorcycle gloves..
BT

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The only gloves I've ever found that give me any digital dexterity are
a $10 pair of fleece. I appreciate that they would be awful in a fire,
but they are warm enough for any flying I do (we can't rent the Cubs
unless the air temp is 20 degrees F or higher) and I can tune the
radio with them etc.

Earlier I tried fingerless Ragg gloves (my fingers froze) and a thin
but insualted pair of leather driving gloves (my fingers got cold and
I couldn't tune the radio).



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Old January 2nd 05, 05:55 PM
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Got this from the Dupont Nomex website:
http://www.dupont.com/nomex/europe/p...ial/index.html

"In fibre form, NOMEX® is the brand name for a family of high
temperature-resistant, flame-resistant fibres invented and produced by
DuPont. The high level of protection synonymous with NOMEX® fibres is
engineered into their molecular structure. It does not come from chemical
treatment. This means that the heat and flame resistance of garments made of
NOMEX® is inherent and permanent, and does not wear or wash out. You can
count on the protective performance of NOMEX® to last the life of a
garment."

Rob, it depends on what you want the gloves for. I wear them all the time
when I'm flying the Pitts, for grip and fire protection, but don't tend to
wear them when flying the Taylorcraft. If it's just grip, and pair of tight
fitting and thin gloves should work fine. I've flown with white leather RAF
gloves and have just switched, thanks to Santa, to USAF Nomex (from
Flightsuits.com). Neither of them are much good in the cold but they do cut
the drafts in the cockpit and give good grip. If you're interested in the
Nomex style, you might as well get a new pair from Flightsuits or wherever.
I wouldn't bother with a used pair off E-bay - they're not that expensive
brand new.

Hope that helps.
Shawn


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I use the nomex ones for work. We get them from:

http://www.flightsuits.com/

They aren't the warmest things in the world, but they do maintain
dexterity.

You might try layering some wool fingerless gloves on top if it gets
really cold.

Word of warning on Nomex from ebay - depending upon how the previous owner
warshed and cared for the product, it may have lost its fire resistancy.

Helen



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Old January 2nd 05, 10:58 PM
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RobsSanta wrote:
Looking for suggestions for a good pair of gloves that could be used

for
flying. I have seen these NoMex gloves a lot on eBay but haven't

decided
yet .

Any suggestions ?

Rob

Rob
I've used the military Nomex gloves for many many years of flying
airplanes and helicopters. Always wore them while crop dusting to
prevent sweaty hands from slipping on the controls when I was flying
just off the deck. Used them in corporate flying as well for take-offs
and landings for the same reasons. Flew into humid areas a lot and we
could feel the humidity pervade the cockpit as we got below about
3000'agl.
I found over the years that those gloves lasted about 5-600 hours
before the finger tips wore out on the thumb, index and middle fingers.
Those offered by FlightSuits Ltd are the best on the civilian market
and go for about $30. They last longer than the military gloves too and
come in a variety of colors. A good friend of mine gave me a pair of
black nomex gloves for "night flying".....
Well worth the price. Happy New Year
Ol Shy & Bashful

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Old January 3rd 05, 02:00 AM
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Try the "unlined duty gloves" from www.Galls.com. The Decathlon has a
draft right on the throttle so I bought a pair to wear in the winter.
They have such a nice feel to them that I found myself wearing them all
year long.

-Dave Russell
8KCAB / N2S-3

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Old January 3rd 05, 03:39 AM
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I also use the USAF issue Nomex gloves- they give a good grip, and are OK
for keeping your hands warm. Obviously, they have great fire protection
compared to cotton or leather.

They tend to stretch, so you might want to consider a slightly smaller size,
and they aren't that expensive.


"RobsSanta" wrote in message
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Looking for suggestions for a good pair of gloves that could be used for
flying. I have seen these NoMex gloves a lot on eBay but haven't decided
yet .

Any suggestions ?

Rob




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Old January 3rd 05, 07:36 AM
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Why not use the Howard Hughes approach and use celophane??

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Old January 3rd 05, 01:53 PM
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I've tried several different ones. I now use the military nomex ones. They
have
a grip area on the palm that makes it easy to deal with maps, radios, etc.




"RobsSanta" wrote in message
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Looking for suggestions for a good pair of gloves that could be used for
flying. I have seen these NoMex gloves a lot on eBay but haven't decided
yet .

Any suggestions ?

Rob




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Old January 3rd 05, 02:50 PM
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I like the Remington Black (Fleece type) Hunting Gloves. The are Warm,
inexpensive are give a reasonable amount of dexterity.
Flying Aeronca Champs un the winter these and my Wool pants are
required.

Brian
CFIIG/ASEL

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Old January 4th 05, 10:18 AM
Cub Driver
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On 3 Jan 2005 06:50:14 -0800, "Brian" wrote:

I like the Remington Black (Fleece type) Hunting Gloves. The are Warm,
inexpensive are give a reasonable amount of dexterity.
Flying Aeronca Champs un the winter these and my Wool pants are
required.


$4.76 at Sierra Trading Post!

(Well, they're camo pattern, and the shipping is $4.50

 




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