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Old 05-30-2011, 03:43 PM
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Boy, you guys have it made. We use a dirt road with a 90 degree turn so we can use it East , West , North , South. It's built up about 3 feet above surounding rough terrain. About 12 feet wide, ruts, large gravel in places. You eaither get good or crash a lot of planes. The rough part is depth perception and hitting the rough ground or road shoulder. I fly a 60 size gas and do pretty good except for gust of crosswinds on final. Really jealous of all your runways.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:33 PM
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   I fly at 2 places . One is 25ft by 290  long . The other is 200 ft by 3500 long .  If you can land at the small one , the other is a cakewalk .
Old 10-06-2011, 01:12 PM
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hey, do you think we can fly turbines off of a 295 x 30foot runway, safely?

Old 10-06-2011, 02:35 PM
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Post 4 in this thread says 30 x 450 is too short for jets. Another mentions lengthening a runway to 600 feet to accomodate them.
It probably depends a lot on the model.
How slow can it go before falling out of the air?
How good are the brakes?


One veteran member says 'in general, we will land as poorly as the field will allow' and I think he is right.

We fly off of a grass runway that now is about 75 x 650. It was 50 x 400 when I joined the club. Length has never been an issue for prop driven models.
As for width:
at 50 feet, sometimes I missed the runway
at 75 feet, sometimes I miss the runway
Old 10-06-2011, 03:29 PM
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We had a beautiful field leased from the city for $1.00 per year. President of the club is a woman, she got into ultra-lites and gave up on RC planes. She wouldn't organize to keep up the field. Members quit. We had to have a minimum of 4 members, we were down to 3 and the city grabbed the land back. Can't blame them/ We used to do all the ground maintenance. I really want to get another field but we have a problem getting new members. Sounds like all the places listed here are doing great.[&o]
Old 02-12-2012, 03:58 AM
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Farmers on both ends of the runway now have corn 8 feet tall which for some reason makes landings tougher. Flying has been working out okay on the 200 feet, but yesterday I lost an engine on a trainer 40 and made the mistake of diving for the runway. Landed on the last 50 feet and had to turn up the driveway on the end of the runway! Looking forward to trying out the Tiger 2 as it lands a lot steeper than the light trainer.
Old 02-12-2012, 05:45 PM
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I've seen 3D guys take off and land on a card table.

Sorry, that wasn't helpful. Our runway is 200 wide by 500 long, which is plenty for everything except jets (or so I've been told).
Old 02-12-2012, 07:07 PM
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Default RE: Runway Length and Width Minimums

Mine is 60 X 100.... feet. I was flying my heli out of it Works good for hand launch electric or wet stuff. WAY to rough for wheeled landings or takeoff.

Our club field is 200+ by about 400 long. 90% of the guys only use about 275 to 300 for landing though.
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Default Where!?

Originally Posted by bogbeagle
Grass. 60 yards by 8 yards. Unobstructed approaches.
where!? Where is is?

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