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Rotor Head RallySep 10, 2011 Saturday

Roanoke Rapids, NC - All heli meet, Fun Fly

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09-11-2011 01:51 PM  5 years agoPost 21
AmazingMrD

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Durham NC - USA

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Very nice first event

Enjoyed the day. Great turnout for your first event. Field was a little small but everyone seemed to make it work. I didn't fly much (for a variety of reasons) but saw some excellent flying by others and the spectators certainly got a good show. I'll definitely be back next year. Thanks to the organizers and food providers.

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09-12-2011 04:27 AM  5 years agoPost 22
doublea

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RR, NC, US

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Thank you for the response and your attendence!

Could I please ask each that said that the field is small do you mean the area to stand for flight stations or the airspace because I may have a way to fix that! Please let me know???

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09-12-2011 05:37 AM  5 years agoPost 23
lazor 22

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Wendell, NC

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The flight stations were a little to close together especially at the start. When they moved the far right one out some it helped but you could really only fly at the outer 2 stations and have room.

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09-12-2011 07:33 AM  5 years agoPost 24
doublea

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RR, NC, US

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Lazor,

Am I understanding right that heli pilots don't mind walking alittle ways to the stations. I do see now that each pilot has like a block that they fly in. If that is the case would more guys be able to fly if we set one station up on the hill that was to the left and one station to the right by the fence pole? Or would that be to far apart??? As in maybe 4 stations in all? One on the hill to the left, one on the left side of the field, one on the right side of the field, and then one down by the fence pole???Would that be enough space????

Alan

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09-12-2011 01:49 PM  5 years agoPost 25
AmazingMrD

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Durham NC - USA

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Flight stations

I'm new at this hobby too but I would think you could have had as many as 4 flight stations on the main runway but 3 seemed to work well once they got spread out. Ideally they should be fairly far apart but obviously you don't have that much room to work with. I don't mind walking a ways to an open station and I doubt most other people do. I still do basic stuff so I try to stay at one end and not encroach on the more experienced pilots space. Because it is a fairly small field you should probably require (or at least strongly encourage) spotters to help avoid any potential problems with people getting out of their "box". Initially the stations were WAY too close together (OK for planes but not helis). Just my 2 cents.....

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09-12-2011 03:32 PM  5 years agoPost 26
JohnThompson

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Chesapeake, VA

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A comfortable flight line would measure about 200 foot between stations. You could squeeze it down to about 150ft if space is tight.

John
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09-14-2011 03:34 PM  5 years agoPost 27
JohnThompson

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Chesapeake, VA

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What website did the photo's of the event get uploaded to? Iran was snapping a lot of shots and said he left a CD with the club for uplaod.

John
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09-14-2011 08:33 PM  5 years agoPost 28
lazor 22

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Wendell, NC

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I was told coastalplanes.com but don't see them there. Let us know when they get posted.

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09-14-2011 08:37 PM  5 years agoPost 29
lazor 22

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Wendell, NC

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Lazor,

Am I understanding right that heli pilots don't mind walking alittle ways to the stations. I do see now that each pilot has like a block that they fly in. If that is the case would more guys be able to fly if we set one station up on the hill that was to the left and one station to the right by the fence pole? Or would that be to far apart??? As in maybe 4 stations in all? One on the hill to the left, one on the left side of the field, one on the right side of the field, and then one down by the fence pole???Would that be enough space????
Alan
I can't really remember how the sides of the fields looked but as long as we have a place to take of and land, and some open space to fly in that would be perfect for next year.

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09-14-2011 10:26 PM  5 years agoPost 30
Hudgins1954

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Chocowinity,NC,U,S.A .

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had a great time and its not to far from greenvile our field has been closed from the storm open up soon i hope,still looking for pic`s to out from that wondwe full day of flying

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09-27-2011 03:38 AM  5 years agoPost 31
lazor 22

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Wendell, NC

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Did the pictures and videos ever get posted somewhere?

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