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Old 09-04-2009, 05:41 PM
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does anyone have any ideas what to use for a heli landing pad. I fly out of fields around my home like parks and other areas were sometimes the grass is a little tall and my tail rotor is in the grass and does not appear to be good on my helicopter I tried a cardboard box but that sucks. I need something I can fold up and put in my trunk becuase I have a car I thought of a rug or something in that since. I wonder if anyone else has this problem where you have to fly out of a field where you can't mow it or nothing so what do you do? any ideas on what to do?
Old 09-04-2009, 07:46 PM
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3ft x 3ft x 3/4 inch plywood - heavy enough to push the grass flat (as opposed to a cardboard box), while still easy enough to transport.

My 2 cents... your mileage may vary
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ORIGINAL: cmgtech1

3ft x 3ft x 3/4 inch plywood - heavy enough to push the grass flat (as opposed to a cardboard box), while still easy enough to transport.

My 2 cents... your mileage may vary
Cut it in half and put hinges on it so you can fold it up to get it in a car trunk. When you put it on the ground, make sure the hinges are on the underside as it will lay flatter.
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you I was thinking of that same thing putting hinges on a sheet of plywood. I also was thinking of a thick rubber mat one of those clear ones plywood would be cool cause I could paint it and put a H on it
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Glue rubber mat to board. I have used mats and even the car mats and pieces of carpet but they bseem to not be heavy enough to press the grass down. The folding board is a super Idea.

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Old 09-06-2009, 03:32 PM
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I got my plywood and hinges I am going to try to weather proof it and get the hinges on today. gluying a ruber mat on it sounds like a good idea that might keep it from getting all banged up pluse if I good get a bright one I could see it and might be easier for me to land on, thanks for the help
Old 09-15-2009, 10:34 PM
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You can use a commercal door matt. The typ used at stores. They have a heavy rubber baccking and fit easily in a car. try to get a used one from a cleaning company as they can cost about a $80.00.
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Looking for some heli pads check this out. www.anything-rc.com/heli-pads.html


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I just got an e-mail from harborfreight and they have these rubber mats on sale. I might take a look and see if they would work. 4 pieces so must be pretty large.
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I just made my own out of plywood.
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I use a landing pad and have for many years now. I cut a four foot circle out of a four foot piece of half inch plywood and then cut the circle in half and connected the two pieces of the circle with a four foot piano hinge. I primered and painted it and presto, one finished heli pad... Good luck and happy landings... Pound for Pound, helis are a blast...
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I take it that you didn't see my thread, eh?

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9653868/tm.htm
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I take it that you didn't see my thread, eh?

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9653868/tm.htm

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