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Old Sep 19, 2010, 01:01 AM
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"The Need 2 Flip"
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Old Sep 19, 2010, 01:43 AM
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41" long Trex 550 in the background for a size reference


Old Sep 19, 2010, 11:19 AM
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That's the same type of heli pad I've been thinking about building for years now! Where I fly the parking lot is always dusty and grimy and I used a big piece of cardboard secured with weights. It works, but it ain't pretty.

Can you detail it's construction? I'm curious to the metal frame...

Regards,
Pete
Old Sep 19, 2010, 03:41 PM
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That's the same type of heli pad I've been thinking about building for years now! Where I fly the parking lot is always dusty and grimy and I used a big piece of cardboard secured with weights. It works, but it ain't pretty.

Can you detail it's construction? I'm curious to the metal frame...

Regards,
Pete
If you are asking me, no metal frame. It is Duct Tape to clean up the edges a bit. The base is made of 2 pieces of 2' x 4' birch plywood connected with a a 4' piano hinge. I stapled a 5 dollare piece of outdoor carpet to the boards and trimmed to size and cut at the joint. I used handles from Home depot. Finally used window locks from home depot to hold it folded when not in use.

This winter I am going to change it a bit and put a 2 x 4 frame under it to get it off the ground. and make it more rigid.
Old Sep 19, 2010, 04:19 PM
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Old Sep 19, 2010, 10:47 PM
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I like urs, im gonna make a flat one also...
Old Sep 19, 2010, 10:47 PM
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 01:32 AM
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If you are asking me, no metal frame. It is Duct Tape to clean up the edges a bit. The base is made of 2 pieces of 2' x 4' birch plywood connected with a a 4' piano hinge. I stapled a 5 dollare piece of outdoor carpet to the boards and trimmed to size and cut at the joint. I used handles from Home depot. Finally used window locks from home depot to hold it folded when not in use.

This winter I am going to change it a bit and put a 2 x 4 frame under it to get it off the ground. and make it more rigid.
Thank you for the thorough explanation, much appreciated! That was along the same lines of what I've been thinking...the 2X4 makes sense too... I've been thinking about doing this for SO LONG, seeing you do it so nicely inspires me! Thanks again.

Pete
Old Sep 23, 2010, 03:00 PM
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Here's my pad... Made from thick foam-core and secured with plastic stakes. Its super light and very portable but not heavy enough to use in tall grass. I built it with the intention of using it on grass and clay (baseball diamonds) and with the ability to throw it under my arm and walk to the field with my heli and TX in a case.







Old Sep 23, 2010, 09:25 PM
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Okay guys,

Now for the inexpensive stuff.

Some pressed board and black tape. Notice the custom carrying slot.

You can make it any size ya want, depending on heli size (450,500, 600)

Oh, on a side note, it easily hangs up in your garage too.

Dave
Old Sep 24, 2010, 12:31 AM
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Anyone remember konstructs?
Old Sep 26, 2010, 09:34 PM
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I'm in the process of building a heli-pad with 1/4" ply. It'll be made of 4 pieces, 1'x1' that are hinged like that white foam one above. Planning to paint a yellow H with a dashed circle around it on black background. Should be just big enough for my 450.


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Anyone remember konstructs?
Oh yeah I had a bunch of Construx and a couple Erector sets.
Old Sep 26, 2010, 09:38 PM
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Don't forget Lincoln Logs..
Old Sep 26, 2010, 09:40 PM
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oh my god...lincoln logs. Haven't seen or heard of those for years.


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