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Offline davidk

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Field Repair
« on: April 06, 2020, 05:39:02 pm »
While the ground was still soft, but not wet, Glenn and I repaired the damage done to the grass area.  Since it was damaged by a vehicle, it seems fitting that it was repaired by a vehicle.
Being socially distant and aware, Glenn directed and I drove.  With a bit of distant shovel work it turned out pretty good.

We then hammered the runway spikes and re-set and hammered the station gate spikes.

I've no idea when the field can be re-opened, but getting these little jobs done before the ground got too hard seemed prudent.




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Re: Field Repair
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 05:50:13 pm »
David,

Thanks for putting in the time.

Did the field whisper to you that it misses us??

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Re: Field Repair
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 10:20:12 pm »
This is the time of year the field gives back some of what it took last year... as an offering of camaraderie.
A rubber ball, several canopies (pieces).  So many propeller pieces.

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Re: Field Repair
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2020, 10:02:38 am »
Thanks David and Glenn... 

You are absolutely right that once the ground dries out,  it is going to be difficult or almost impossible to get rid of the bumps and divots without substantially more effort. 

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Re: Field Repair
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2020, 05:54:03 pm »
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Bad news, with the crazy wind today, I noticed the geotex is flapping in the wind.  The mid section is gone also, the sides were already coming apart.
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Re: Field Repair
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2020, 09:13:01 am »
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Re: Field Repair
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2020, 11:53:53 am »
Thanks Greg.  Now... I believe the rule is... the guy who finds it... fixes it.  So... let us know how the repairs go. ;D

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Re: Field Repair
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2020, 01:18:08 pm »
Maybe we could either put a sign up saying the field is on camera or actually buy a wildlife motion sensitive camera to see what is happening? They’re about $70 on Amazon.

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Re: Field Repair
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2020, 01:22:28 pm »
I did try to fix some of it.. but the ground is very soft.

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Re: Field Repair
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2020, 02:12:40 pm »
Did it look like deliberate damage, @Gregor77 ?

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Re: Field Repair
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2020, 02:21:51 pm »
Did it look like deliberate damage, @Gregor77 ?

I just returned from the field and, no, it was just the wind.  The wind got under the damaged section at the north side and just ballooned the whole runway, tearing the centre seam.  The Geotex is so frayed that it wouldn't take much wind... specially down the centre.

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Re: Field Repair
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2020, 05:11:51 pm »
That's good, phew.  Thanks for checking David.

I was wondering about the pilot stations too....is that wind damage?

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Re: Field Repair
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2020, 05:15:03 pm »
Yes, I'd already put 1 back up the other day... then these 2 others blew down.  The spikes holding them in place get pushed out of the ground.

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Re: Field Repair
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2020, 05:17:35 pm »
Phew.  Thanks.

@Gregor77 stop worrying us!  ;D ;D ;D