Northeast Pennsylvania!

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  1. spiderpig

    spiderpig Well-Known Member

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    Just checked the sectional and the closed runway actually shows up on it. We are going to be flying right outside Philly class B reach so were good there. We are within five miles of a couple airports. I'll grab the phone numbers in the morning so we can notify them that we'll be flying in the area. Considering one is a heliport that's closed on weekends, and the other is a private one - I'd say were all good.

     
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    Using the KnowBeforeYouFly website all I really notice is that the entire region is a Heliport and the contact info is:
    Heliports
    CONTROL DYNAMICS
    Phone: +12159560700
    MAHON
    Phone: +12159380630
     
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    Good catch. I usually use their app before I fly, will use website too. Odd that 31PN helipad doesn't show up on an actual sectional chart. It seems like it's a helipad for a business. According to their website they are closed today.
     
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    Looks like its going to be a great day...semi-warm & no wind
     
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    I'm trying to decide on whether or not to ride my bike up there.
     
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    I guess for the MAvic that makes it nice. Not so easy to lug around a P3S will all the equipment. But if you do decide to use your jeep, can you bring the P4 Pro and the FPV racers? Would love to check those out.
     
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    Just got here, it's a little windy. I'm in the stone parking lot by the soccer fields


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    Will be there shortly grabbing some lunch


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    Be there in about 25 minutes


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    This is the old Naval Air Development Center (NADC), also known as Johnsville Naval Base. I used to work there back in the 80s. Willow Grove is about 5 miles west of there. I also used to fly P3s (the one made by Lockheed, not DJI :) ) from there in the 90s.

    BTW, that runway is 8000 feet long, so would make for some good distance testing.

    I would like to come fly with you guys, but can't today. Maybe next time. Have fun.
     
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    Over in Phoenixville. Mine should come in Jan; would love to tag up.
     
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    Great meeting the 2 of you today. Next time I'll bring all my toys for Mike to play with.
     

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    Had a blast! Thanks for letting me fly the Mavic. Working on looking at all the video footage I took. So far I've done my Max distance video...which happen on the first flight.


    Working on editing all the other parts now.
     
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    For those of you who couldn't make it today, here's a pic of the runway.
     

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    Wow how did I miss all that ****?
     
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    @Toto these pics are for you: TBS Vendetta and the 210 QAV that I built. Mind you that i can't fly either of them...LOL
     

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    It was one of the first automated flights I did.
     
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    Litchi will down load the mission to the phantom 3. If it disconnects because of going too far, it will still finish the mission.


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    Yep....demonstrated it a couple times today.
     
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