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Old Feb 20, 2007, 11:47 AM
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Haven't tried it yet, but landscaping fabric might make a decent portable landing strip. Comes in 6 foot wide rolls of up to 250 feet lenghts.
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Old Feb 20, 2007, 01:34 PM
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It would fit in the trunk or back seat. you may have to scoot your driver seat all the way up but then where would the planes and radio equipment go? Personally I usually take along 4 planes a Igloo cooler on wheels that I put all my equipment in. And then where would your freinds set?
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Old Feb 20, 2007, 01:40 PM
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friends??? who has friends... I mean my planes talk to me but all they talk about is wanting more lipo power and wanting to go out and play...
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Old Feb 20, 2007, 06:49 PM
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astroturf is very heavy to move around.even the the roll of plastic is not light.
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Old Feb 20, 2007, 10:49 PM
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Thats why I'm sticking with the Tarp. It's nice and light and easy to work with even on windy days
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 09:37 PM
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Dark night, 1 gallon of Round up. 5 nights later , water filled roller ?

Happy flying.
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 10:14 PM
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there is astro turf domes here where i play lacrosse and i always want to fly cuz its freakin huge and i wouldnt be afraid to hit anything but landing on plastic grass may be a little diffrent
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 02:29 PM
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"Dark night, 1 gallon of Round up. 5 nights later , water filled roller ?"

Hahahaha...I love that. I just have images of all the soccer/football/rugby players at the fields I fly trying to figure out why there are all these long retangular patches of dead grass while I look on quietly smiling to myself.

Cheers Mike
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Old Feb 25, 2007, 10:05 PM
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OK sportsfan here's video of the tarp runway though the quality sucks you get the idea P.S. I'm bidding on U-Bid for a new video camera
F-4u Corsair on portable runway (5 min 46 sec)


new P-51 flight (5 min 22 sec)
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 05:50 PM
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Then there is the fact, YOU could offer to CUT the grass field for free, sometimes.

"Mower blade dropped accidently for that run. Sorry."


MOOO HA HA HA.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 07:33 PM
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Thats a nice idea. I fly in an area with lots of thick grass, and I cant buy nice planes cuz a landing would rip them apart. Ill think about that.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 08:05 PM
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I just love it when the creative juices flow!

WAAAHOOO !!
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 10:46 AM
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can any one guid about the size of rc runway. We want to built it in India.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 11:06 AM
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Your size of runway depends on how big the planes are.

Most RC runways are 50ft x 200-300ft (15-20m x 75-100m).

For smaller parkflier types you can go as small as 5mx50m.
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 09:47 AM
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Try a scrap piece of a rock quarries conveyor belts. Some are manageable or can be pieced together.

Price should be ---FREE.
If you talk them out of the whole conveyor, you could have a zero launch length runway.

Gazillions of electrons have been sacrificed here on RCG in that cause.

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