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04-12-2010 02:21 AM  8 years agoPost 1
SolmanbanditrrElite Veteran - Tucson , AZ - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I wonder who all uses or makes their own heli pads.

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04-12-2010 02:25 AM  8 years agoPost 2
wifeorheli

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looks good whats it made of?

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04-12-2010 03:36 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Solmanbandit

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This was a scrap piece I found. I think it is 1/4" plywood.

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04-12-2010 03:36 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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My heli pad is a big concrete parking lot. I can't successfully land on anything smaller than 6ft x 6ft without eventually crashing off the side. Yours looks nice. You must be one heck of a pilot to be able to land on it.

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04-12-2010 03:48 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Kustomkid

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I went out to a school field the other day w/my t-rex 600. Kids were playing football so I went to another area. The grass was short enough, so I spooled up...only to get just before lift off and the tail decided to drop into a divet and explode my tail blades! I was pissed...only to find out later it blew my umbrella gear at the front of the TT also! I thought I saw everything bad that could happen. I was wrong! Thats when I thought about all the advantages of a club field..good even ground. Thats when I also thought about making one of these landing platforms. Its definetly a must for the smaller helis like the 250.450's in the grass. My buddy used a rubber mat for his 450. I think I'm going to make one out of plexiglass so its light but want to add some rubber topping to it so the heli doesn't slide. there's prbably some company out there thats made something of the sort. JMO

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04-12-2010 04:06 AM  8 years agoPost 6
max232

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Watch at YouTube

This looks pretty cool

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04-12-2010 04:12 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Kustomkid

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I told you...somebody thought of it already. But you have to have a larger one for the 50-60 size and I'm guessing people would laugh at you if you have a big heli and need that to land on/take off from.

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04-12-2010 05:20 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Solmanbandit

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That is pretty cool with the LED's. Unfortunately, I am cheap and rather make my own.

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04-12-2010 09:50 AM  8 years agoPost 9
hootowl

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Plywood likes to bow when it gets damp on one side. I guess if it's painted heavily it won't get damp.

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04-12-2010 01:01 PM  8 years agoPost 10
heliman1189

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05-09-2010 06:46 PM  8 years agoPost 11
osceolaflyer

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heli pads
Check this Heli Pad out!

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05-09-2010 07:10 PM  8 years agoPost 12
osceolaflyer

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Air Deck
They call those lights?

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05-09-2010 09:03 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Solmanbandit

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What would you call them? Sure look like lights to me. I've seen that, but they are asking way too much money for what I am willing to pay. I also do not like the strobe lights because they are too distracting.

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05-09-2010 09:46 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Solmanbandit

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I didn't like my last one, so I made a new one. I used the rubber coating in a spray can for the black. it works great and the heli doesn't slip at all. I think I would've like the yellow better, but the florescent orange is what I had on hand.


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05-09-2010 10:43 PM  8 years agoPost 15
osceolaflyer

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strobes
They are completely use programmable. From constant on to any flash rate and light on length you would like.And if you know how much the custom LED wiring harness, controller, battery case, 5mm ultra bright LED's and lenses are, plus wheels, tow rope, handle, batteries, routered cabinet grade birch plywood and paint cost plus several hours of labor. The cost is very reasonable for those looking to by the very best there is. But I do understand the need for the DIY pads. By the way the second one you made looks sweet and the rubber paint is a great idea. Good luck with everything.

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05-09-2010 11:14 PM  8 years agoPost 16
Solmanbandit

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Thanks, it isn't really fancy. It does a great job for it's intended purpose. It's size makes for easy transport as well. A friend of mine made one 3' x 3' for his Trex 500.

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