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HelicopterMain Discussion › how do I keep sand out or heli?
01-24-2007 09:57 PM  10 years agoPost 1
rcav8rnmo

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I have a raptor 30 and was wondering if there is any way to fly from a sandy aera. A friend of mine has a large inclosed horse arena/barn that is not being used. The arena area is a dirt and sand mix. I want wanting to fly there on bad weather days. Any suggestions on keeping the sand out or every thing???

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01-24-2007 10:05 PM  10 years agoPost 2
phil p

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add cement and water, mix and wait a day or two

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01-24-2007 10:09 PM  10 years agoPost 3
legoman67

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if you are good put a rug down and take off and land on that...

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01-24-2007 10:10 PM  10 years agoPost 4
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Dont fly or take off/ land over dirt, sand or gravel.

Make a "heli pad" out of a big square of old carpeting, about 10' by 10' square should do it.

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01-24-2007 10:14 PM  10 years agoPost 5
dave

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Use something to lay on the ground, like a carpet remanent, (I used an old floor mat from my truck). You may want something bigger that the mat, perhaps a size comparable to the main rotor disc. Hobby shops, mail order places like Rick's, Heli-proz, etc. have foam filters that will install on the throttle opening if you heli is a nitro. As for the sand getting on the linkages and the such, well, you may have to clean the heli more often than I would clean mine. Good luck.

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01-24-2007 10:44 PM  10 years agoPost 6
RAPPYCRASHER

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AW come on whats this cleaning heli thing

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01-24-2007 11:28 PM  10 years agoPost 7
hammerondown

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Take off inverted....and and really fast

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01-25-2007 12:18 AM  10 years agoPost 8
ESWLFSE

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Wet it down first.

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01-25-2007 01:13 AM  10 years agoPost 9
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How about I have my buddy hold it by the skids above his head to take off, And hover over him so he can catch it when landing!!!!!!!!
Just riddling! I guess I'll have to talk him into laying alot of plywood down on the floor.
Thanks

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01-25-2007 01:23 AM  10 years agoPost 10
Yug

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Crikey, sand, . My old field had VERY sandy soil and the damage to the bearings in a crash was total. Stay away

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01-25-2007 02:01 AM  10 years agoPost 11
heli-cuzz

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sand, dust, + oil residue = very bad

The rotor wash alone inside a barn will stir up dust.

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01-25-2007 02:43 AM  10 years agoPost 12
Don1127

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TOUGH CROWD! Maybe don't fly from sandy areas?

You guys are hilarious!

It's easy. Just pretend it's the simulator...

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01-25-2007 03:45 AM  10 years agoPost 13
Stall_Warning

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The foam filter trick posted above is what I use.
It also catches the black clutch dust.

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01-25-2007 04:40 AM  10 years agoPost 14
Rick_H

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Buy a large tarp or two and nail it down with some Yard Staples. Make sure it is stapled in good. This will give you a pretty good area to take off and land from.

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01-25-2007 03:41 PM  10 years agoPost 15
GatorUp

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Here in Florida we know about plywood

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01-25-2007 03:48 PM  10 years agoPost 16
legoman67

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ya a sheet of plywood would work but is not the cheapest method for the job...

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01-25-2007 05:12 PM  10 years agoPost 17
w.pasman

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plant grass

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01-25-2007 06:58 PM  10 years agoPost 18
GatorUp

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how about 4 foot square lol

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01-25-2007 09:44 PM  10 years agoPost 19
helicrack

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My eye's are watering thinking of all the nitro smoke in that barn...

".........said the joker to the thief"

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01-25-2007 09:53 PM  10 years agoPost 20
Drew7601

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yup ply board! that is what im using got a square piece of carpet and nailed it to the ply board presto!

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