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Solman 04-11-2010 08:01 PM

Do you use a heli pad?
I am wondering on how many people use a heli pad? I am finishing up my second one and I am making my second one better.


highlander84 04-12-2010 01:45 AM

RE: Do you use a heli pad?
I dont, However where I fly has a nice concret pad so I dont really need one. one place I fly I could use one as the grass can get rather high and my tail rotor likes to turn green lol but I usally dont fly there.

1320Fastback 04-12-2010 09:48 AM

RE: Do you use a heli pad?
I do but there's no way I would land with it on top of a bar stool :D

I made a simple landing pad with a 24" square piece of 3/4" plywood on top of a box frame of 2x4's

Solman 04-12-2010 10:59 AM

RE: Do you use a heli pad?
Why not? Just helps improve your skills. I actually did that for just show and tell.

karlik 04-12-2010 01:19 PM

RE: Do you use a heli pad?
In the front yard I use a scrap piece of plexiglass. Gets me out of the grass (it's too wet to mow it for at least another 3/4 weeks) and gives me a target to practice landings.

When I'm able to go to the school playground the grass is patchy and short so no need to carry anything with.

midntpumkin 04-14-2010 05:41 PM

RE: Do you use a heli pad?
nope , i cut the grass short in the back yard

Solman 04-14-2010 05:46 PM

RE: Do you use a heli pad?
I also like using it to help me build my landing skills and pick my spot.

midntpumkin 04-14-2010 08:49 PM

RE: Do you use a heli pad?
my back yard and front slopes, so landing is always interesting :D

mediclavina 04-14-2010 10:54 PM

RE: Do you use a heli pad?
I'm now thinking of making one to bring at a soccer field where I fly my CP helis next time I get to fly. I got one of the tail blades of my Mini Titan chipped when it hit a small stone in the field on landing.

jerrymac 04-15-2010 02:42 AM

RE: Do you use a heli pad?
I use a 4ft by 4ft piece of plywood, hinged in the middle for folding it up, with a rubber mat glued to it. The grass is usually pretty high at the field where I fly, and my Gaui Hurricane 550 is fairly large.

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