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Old Sep 24, 2010, 08:48 AM
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Show Us Your Clumpy Grass

Please so we can see just how rough of a field these models can operate on and not be affected, show us your clumpy grass.

It would be nice to see a plane in it and state it's size, maybe even wheels.

I currently deal with mixed sand and pebbles with clumpy 1 to 2 inch outgrowths of weed and grass. Photo later. I gonna try to get some photos of a full scale AN-2 and ME262 today. But the field is out of the way.
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Old Sep 24, 2010, 09:23 AM
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My field is rolled regularly and mowed to 7/8 of an inch twice weekly. I can run wheel pants on 40" planes. No clumpy grass here.
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Old Sep 24, 2010, 09:27 AM
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i fly anywhere i can- normally farm fields, so i land on the belly over 2 or 3 inches of grass! Occasionally i fly off of local cricket pitches, where the wicket is mown to 1/4 inch. Only have 30 yards of wicket which makes some of my faster warbirds particularly interesting to get on the deck and stopped in time.
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Old Sep 24, 2010, 09:55 AM
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One of my better choices is like the field the Citrabria and PT-19 sits in the photo of post 34.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1312665&page=3
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And that's not even the runway. It is even cut a bit shorter.
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Old Sep 24, 2010, 06:49 PM
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The field we used to fly at doesn't have clumpy grass but it's overgrown. Planes end up nosing over on landings half the time.
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Old Sep 24, 2010, 07:12 PM
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I saw the title, then I saw the author and it made sense....

My fields are nicely manicured parks with smooth, clipped crass. The clippings of grass can be a *female dog* when it gets stuck in my motor/servos/etc but overall I'm happy.

In about 2.5 months I'll have a solid crust of solid ice over those fields. Landing a belly-lander will take up 200' just sliding
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Old Sep 24, 2010, 07:17 PM
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Maybe ski's and reversible pitch.

I see some planes bouncing around pretty badly, I never find out how long they last like that.
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Old Sep 24, 2010, 07:29 PM
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Well when you think about it, some planes bounce around pretty bad in the air, too. 3D planes get smacked around pretty hard, nevermind the poor overpowered and under-piloted foamie stuff. Added to that, a terrifying number of people never bother to balance props. I wonder exactly how many people actually take the time to carefully and accurately balance a prop? Hmm, new thread? Naw....
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Old Sep 24, 2010, 08:04 PM
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The runway I had in Kentucky was a cut every day to 3/4 inch and grew thick like a carpet. It was great. Pretty good place to fly there too. All that forest area makes minimal thermal displacement currents or turbulence.
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The runway I had in Kentucky was a cut every day to 3/4 inch and grew thick like a carpet. It was great. Pretty good place to fly there too. All that forest area makes minimal thermal displacement currents or turbulence.
Hmmm...where in KY? I'm in Lexington and fly at a couple of different fields.
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Old Sep 24, 2010, 10:15 PM
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Greenup County. Six miles into the forest from 23. A real natural place. I wish I was back there. I used to get RC car gears from the Hobbytown on Nicholasville Rd when I lived in Lexington but they were for special telescope accessories I made. I didn't fly RC until two years later. Seems I remember a lot of nice looking places to fly there.
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