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Old 02-26-2009, 11:50 PM
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keep us posted steve.glad hes out of icu that is good news
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Manta1 View Post
keep us posted steve.glad hes out of icu that is good news
He's still in ICU I hope he's get's out of there so I can Talk to him or something,,
I thought I'd walk down to the small fly'in field and throw the wing up for a while, Tank came by at was take'in the wing for a spin when a nice lady about my age drove up and asked about the plane say'in she and her Dad & Her had just moved down to Florida in this area and Dad was Big Time into RC planes all her life, She said they had to leave a whole slew of planes & kits he has up there with her Brother in law, He's had a stroke so can't drive anymore, I gave her my # and ask them to call and that he can fly my planes to his hearts content, He's prob'ly 80 or so I'd guess, He'll be the oldist Mullet Marauder EVER!!!! bub, steve
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:24 AM
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I hope all turns out well soon!
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:48 AM
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Quick question -- how many acres does Hodges Hobbies have?

Also, looking at the satellite image, I can't see where the runway is -- is it grass or pavement?

I ask these questions, because I'm planning a trip to Hodges Hobbies soon. It'll take me 2 days to drive there, but then I can say I did it.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
Quick question -- how many acres does Hodges Hobbies have?

Also, looking at the satellite image, I can't see where the runway is -- is it grass or pavement?

I ask these questions, because I'm planning a trip to Hodges Hobbies soon. It'll take me 2 days to drive there, but then I can say I did it.
The field, which can all be used as a runway as it is like a golf course fairway, is about 1800 ft long.

I've heard say that if you stand in the middle of it a make a 360 everything you see belongs to Mac.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
Quick question -- how many acres does Hodges Hobbies have?

Also, looking at the satellite image, I can't see where the runway is -- is it grass or pavement?

I ask these questions, because I'm planning a trip to Hodges Hobbies soon. It'll take me 2 days to drive there, but then I can say I did it.
Hey Lieutenant,
I do not know anything about acres but there is a lot of Flying Room... Grass runway... And yes I can still get in trouble there..:o
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:57 PM
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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR4Xcczrf6k&feature=player_embedded#[/media]
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:36 PM
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Morning Bill,
That is a great video man... You really did a good job with that one. Makes me want to go this year even though its not in the cards for me... I'm tryin' to download that video to my collection right now. Thanks for sharing..
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by stevecooper View Post
He's still in ICU I hope he's get's out of there so I can Talk to him or something,,
I thought I'd walk down to the small fly'in field and throw the wing up for a while, Tank came by at was take'in the wing for a spin when a nice lady about my age drove up and asked about the plane say'in she and her Dad & Her had just moved down to Florida in this area and Dad was Big Time into RC planes all her life, She said they had to leave a whole slew of planes & kits he has up there with her Brother in law, He's had a stroke so can't drive anymore, I gave her my # and ask them to call and that he can fly my planes to his hearts content, He's prob'ly 80 or so I'd guess, He'll be the oldist Mullet Marauder EVER!!!! bub, steve
Always great photos Bubsteve.... I love em...
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:24 PM
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FYI, That video is not from a SEFF event! Not nearly enough people there in that one.
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Baggins View Post
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR4Xcczrf6k&feature=player_embedded#[/media]
Very cool -- lots of space, but I still wonder how many acres it is... :o

I love the windsock! And while I really appreciate the video, how can you fly behind the flight line at a field that requires AMA membership? (I'm not pointing fingers -- I've been guilty of it too...)

Also -- what are the three buildings? One looks like a barn, one looks like a house, and one looks like a flightline "shade" building. Am I right?
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:03 AM
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The three buildings are 1. The Hobby Shop (looks like a house) 2. the pavilion next to it with setup tables, frequency board, etc. and 3. the one in back is where the vendor mall is during SEFF and at the one end of it is Mac's Hangar where he keeps the B-29 and stuff.

acres??? A LOT! 1800 ft from one end to the other is big enough to land full scales on.
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:47 PM
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When your in the air, the acreage is unlimited
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:10 PM
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I'm guessing based on dimensions from a Google Maps satellite view but... As setup for SEFF the runway is about 10 acres divided up into about 5 flight areas with pilot stations at each flight area. Canopy and camping areas comprise perhaps 40 or 50 acres. The flying area between the runway and the trees is about 30 to 50 acres and you can fly over the trees and fields surrounding the areas I've just mentioned. It's a beautiful place with lots of open sky.
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:25 PM
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Wow! 100 acres! That's huge!

Thanks for all the information, guys.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:25 AM
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Wooooo. not quite

The if we are jsut talking the usable area... the grass, not the crops, or the shop area.. it is roughly 1800 ft long and 300 ft wide. That is 540,000 sq ft. converting that is that is a little less than 12.5 acres.

Mac owns A LOT of land and rents it out to locals to farm on. More than what Hodges is.. but what we actually fly on is 12.5 acres. Now if want we utilize for seff.. vendor area, campers parked, parking area., flying area.. blah blah blah it is roughly 500X 1800 ft.. that comes to 900,000sqft = 20.6 acres.

not really 100acres.. however if you include the crop area that he owns that we fly over.. well that is a totally different story...
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:35 AM
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yup,
I know there is a lot of property there.....
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:28 AM
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Well, I can officially say I'm a Hodge Hound now!

I was the guy flying his Stryker in the wind and RAIN on May 29 at about 6PM...

It's a REALLY nice field, but it's a full day's drive from home -- maybe I'll make it to SEFF next year.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:07 AM
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It takes more than that to be official.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:01 AM
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LOL -- uhhhh... Okay... :o

What does it take? I mean, REALLY -- I drove over 2,500 miles to fly my Stryker at Hodges Hobbies. When I got there, it was windy and RAINING -- but I flew anyway.

Go ahead and raise the bar if you must -- I'll meet it...
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