Go Back  WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > AMA and Informal Clubs > AMA Clubs > AMA District VI Clubs > Indiana
Reload this Page >

Indianapolis West R/C Club installing geotextile runway (Zionsville, IN)

Indianapolis West R/C Club installing geotextile runway (Zionsville, IN)

Old 03-30-2014, 03:27 PM
  #1  
Suds
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7
Default Indianapolis West R/C Club installing geotextile runway (Zionsville, IN)

The Indianapolis Westside R/C Club (located northwest of Indy in Zionsville) will be installing a geotextile runway this spring. This should make the field ideal for smaller electric planes. If you are in the area, please check us out at:
indywestrc.org

Last edited by Suds; 07-31-2014 at 06:17 PM.
Suds is offline  
Old 04-01-2014, 01:26 AM
  #2  
Suds
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7
Default

Installing April 12-13.

We are trying to decide on two layouts.

What would be your preference?

Option A - continuous runway to flight stations
Option B - runway with taxi ways to flight stations
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Option A.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	67.8 KB
ID:	174402   Click image for larger version

Name:	Option B.JPG
Views:	124
Size:	54.4 KB
ID:	174403  
Suds is offline  
Old 04-01-2014, 01:37 AM
  #3  
Don Sims
Administrator
 
Don Sims's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 12,898
Default

Option B would be more challenging for the pilots.
Don Sims is offline  
Old 04-08-2014, 02:05 PM
  #4  
Suds
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7
Default

Installing this Saturday (April 12) beginning at 10am.
Going with option B.
Suds is offline  
Old 04-08-2014, 04:24 PM
  #5  
Stevephoon
Super Contributor
 
Stevephoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: White Lake, MI
Posts: 1,140
Default

Can you share some of the details?? We are looking at doing something with our grass field so EDFs can take off easier.

So... What is the geotextile you are using? How much are you using, what is the cost(s)? What type of ground prep did you do....

Basically, I know nothing and I have done no reasearch yet... So if there is a manufacturer you are using with a web site with more info, that would help me.

Steve
Stevephoon is offline  
Old 04-08-2014, 05:43 PM
  #6  
Suds
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7
Default

Originally Posted by Stevephoon View Post
Can you share some of the details?? We are looking at doing something with our grass field so EDFs can take off easier.

So... What is the geotextile you are using? How much are you using, what is the cost(s)? What type of ground prep did you do....

Basically, I know nothing and I have done no research yet... So if there is a manufacturer you are using with a web site with more info, that would help me.

Steve
We are using a 315 geotextile. Fortunately our ground is not bad as is, so we are scalping the grass as low as the mower will go, rolling and installing. Looks like this should work from feedback from other clubs. Links to the other clubs using geotex are on our website. indywestrc.org
Sourced the geotex from L & M Supply Company in Charleston, IN - great pricing. Feel free to PM me or contact me via email (I'm the webmaster of the clubs site - see the contact info page)
Suds is offline  
Old 04-13-2014, 01:14 AM
  #7  
Suds
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7
Default Main runway installed

Successfully installed the main runway.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	geotex header2.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	90.7 KB
ID:	175024  
Suds is offline  
Old 05-27-2014, 02:50 PM
  #8  
Suds
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7
Default Runway complete - pics

Field complete with flight stations.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0606.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	129.4 KB
ID:	175797   Click image for larger version

Name:	in air runway shot.JPG
Views:	104
Size:	24.3 KB
ID:	175798   Click image for larger version

Name:	in air runway shot 2.JPG
Views:	96
Size:	29.3 KB
ID:	175799   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0621.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	85.6 KB
ID:	175800   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0597.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	99.1 KB
ID:	175801  

Suds is offline  
Old 05-28-2014, 03:58 AM
  #9  
Don Sims
Administrator
 
Don Sims's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 12,898
Default

You folks have done a super job on the field.
Don Sims is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

Page generated in 0.07897 seconds with 23 queries