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Homemade Helipad

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by wheeliesteve, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. wheeliesteve

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    Made me a homemade Helipad out a piece of plywood I had in the garage. Just had to buy some paint. Yes, it's big but it will fit in the back of my truck to go to the lake. lol
     

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    Great. Another 5 mile NFZ. Hope you don't live near me....

    JK. Nice job.
     
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    That's funny...
     
  4. Air Ontario

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    Why not put an "H" on it instead of an "I"?..........Snort

    Nice job.
     
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    You could cut it in half and put a couple hinges on it to make it more portable.
     
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  6. FiveOh

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    Good idea ^
     
  7. CCDD

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    This thread is actually very funny!!!
     
  8. wheeliesteve

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    Yeah, I was thinking about that. I don't guess that would be enough metal to mess with it?
     
  9. Don Miller

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    Nice job! Speaking of hinges, here is the one I made a few months back. 1216151415.jpg 1216151415b.jpg 1216151416c.jpg
     
  10. FiveOh

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    Now just slap a QR code on it, throw it in your yard, and wait for the "Prime Air" packages to start rolling in!
     
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    For your pad to be legal the H has to be orientated North when in use.
     
  13. RafaelS

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    How about something that you can easily transport? Something that could fit in a case or backpack
     
  14. Richard W

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    How about a square piece of roll on exercise/yoga/camping mat?
     
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    @ Richard,

    You are proposing flexible mats to be used as helipads. Have you ever tried them?

    Are they good for taking off or landing or both?

    I would not go for any flexible pad as I fear my P3 would tip over and it won't be stable over not so flat ground or over sands or grass.
     
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    Great job
    Looks nice
     
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    Don, yours is the best one I've seen in fact, you could easily sell these.
     
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    Thanks CCDD, I have thought about selling them but don't know if there is a real market. This one works great, it is made from a 3/8 inch pressboard. It is sturdy and has worked great for me since I made it. Thanks again!
    Don
     
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    I enjoy when these helipad threads come up. There are always pictures of very clever ideas and it's fun to see everyone's creativity. Unfortunately the threads seem to turn into "I always hand catch" and then they fade away, but they are always fun while they last. Please keep on posting your pictures if you are so inclined.

    One of the threads in June had a picture of a helipad with yellow strobe lights. That one is still my favorite. I'd post the link to it, but the picture has been removed from the post.

    Cheers all.
     
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    I used anything from large folded beach towel and corner stones to 2'x2' foam tile and a roll on camping pad. It's not ideal, and you need to find the right spot, or flatten the growth before setting the landing thingy ... but I often hike away from people and carrying anything large and heavy is out of question. If the terrain is just not suitable, I launch from the "pad" and catch the drone on landing.
     
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