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The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Xpress, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    My workshop this Saturday, was the flying field. We installed our new Geotex North South runway. It's 450' x 45' and tees into the existing East West runway we did about 6 or so years ago. Out of our 100 or so members, we had 27 people show up to help. I voted for this runway, even though it will ruin the near private runway my buddy Tony and I have had for years on Sundays. But, it's going to be great for the club in the long run.

    Here are some pics of the process.


    These are the staplers I made when we did the East West runway. The new runway took nearly 4000 12' staples.o_O

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    Stretching the first piece.

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    The guy in the black jacket smoking the cigar walking with a stapler is Ryan Mowery. Ryan is a BAD A$$ pilot and super guy. between him and Bill, the guy in gray putting a staple in, I'll bet the the pair put in over 2000 of the near 4000 staples that day. We had teams of staplers, one guy loading and one putting them in. I loaded staples for Ryan part of the day.


    The tightening rig.


    Staples every 6". The Geotex shrinks after being in the sun and will pull out the wrinkles.

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    The rolls are 300 ' long. We used four and a half rolls.


    This is a view down the whole length from the North end.


    We even installed some radiused corners. Not only do the corners look good, but it makes mowing easier.
    Bluepilot2003, Alky6, dhal22 and 3 others like this.
  2. Beautiful job brother. Between the new runway and pavilion you guys have worked your arses off this year. I need to get up there and check it out.
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  3. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Might I ask how much it cost for the geotex and the staples? Looks awesome.
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  4. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Not sure, but I can find out.
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  5. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1


    I can't even imagine that much room to fly. I have had trees and hills to deal with everywhere I've flown.
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  6. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Back in a building mood and my workshop is a glorious, wonderful blend of my Cub build, my awesome 10 month old Labradoodle hanging out with me, college football, baseball playoffs, beer and 80's big hair/ hard rock on Pandora. And southern rock.
  7. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Thanks Doug! Would you have time available in the near future to talk paint?
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  8. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Curious to know as well. One can dream, right?
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  9. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

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  10. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Started work on cleaning up my big stick. Engine is cleaned up and sprayed with storage oil. Batteries removed and being tested to see if they get tossed or put into storage for next season.

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