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Old 05-11-2006, 05:42 PM   #11
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The way we see it at Humber Valley, the grass is supposed to be there only to keep the dirt from being kicked up, so our Kub Kadet is set to the lowest setting.

Cant wait until it gets so hot that the sun burns the grass and it stops growing.

The dandelions pose a greater problem because they spring back up after a day, and they've been known to whiplash over the leading edge of a wing while taxing and poke a hole through the covering with the head.
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Old 05-11-2006, 06:02 PM   #12
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Speaking of burning John, just remember who'll be holding the fire extinguisher for you at the field!!

I'm sure just before you do your first flight with the L-39, there'll be some extra "fertilizer" where you're standing!! No need to worry about the "smoking hole", that right is reserved for my F-20!!
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Old 05-11-2006, 06:16 PM   #13
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The grass at the OMFC North Field is pretty good. The terrain of the field is worse than the grass because it has a lot of bumbs and dips. Nothing can really be done about that. Danady Lions are also a huge problem as they pop up overnight.
The Town of Milton doesn't exactly take good care of the surrounding park. For those who know the field, at one point I was told it was cut right up to the golf course, then the town cut back their parks and rec budget and it has been left to grow wild. If the club didn't cut the field, that would all be brush and hawthorns.
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Old 05-11-2006, 06:24 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by JohnnyHotRocks
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Inch and a half would be a welcome sight!!
It would be too easy to burn you with your choice of words on this one I won't

Hopefully next month you can take off in the burn marks that I leave with the L-39 (I'm hoping it will be a long straight burn mark rather that a smokin' hole )
The worst that I've heard recently was my wife talking about the security guard at work and the fact that his handshake is limp. Conversation went on that she really can't stand wet handshakes, to which her co-worker quipped "the limp ones usually are wet...."

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Our feild has a new problem and it's not the length of the grass. I was out flying last wednesday and this was my first flight of the season so I had the ole utility plane up in the air and the usual first flight of the year jitters in my knees. I was coming in for a landing and to this point everything went well. 10 minutes of just flying figure 8's, just trying to get the flying fingers back in order especially after flying an electric heli all winter. I was coming in for a landing and all looked good until from the longer a grass a f%$# turkey took a flying leap leap at my plane. It narrowly missed and I powered up and went around for another try as I spyied it running into the bush.
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Originally Posted by flysrcs
...I was coming in for a landing and all looked good until from the longer a grass a f%$# turkey took a flying leap leap at my plane. ..
Now THAT is a new twist on the hobby!!
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:11 PM   #17
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Lawn Maintenance

I will add the educated version to this post.

There is nothing wrong with rolling. When I say rolling I mean a 300 lb water filled roller instead of the 3-4 ton that some people use Aka Construction roller.
It will firm in any grass that has heaved over the winter.
Fertilize Get a good bag of fertilizer. Apply it at the rates the bag says. Reasonable sources for fertilizer are the co-op. TSC. Some farm stores etc. Buy a fertilizer with a 50-60 SCU (SULPHUR COATED UREA) IT will be slow steady realease over the summer.
Top dress and over seed. Get a few yards of good screened top soil. A peice of chain link fence with a frame around it makes a good drag. Put some on the drag and drag it length wise on field. Any low spots the soil falls through and fills it up. Seed field with good grass seed at about 1-1.5 lbs per 1000 sq. feet. The seed you buy should be one mixed for low maintenance/low water requirements. Speare seed is one supplier
Length to cut it. You can get away in spring at less the 2" Ideally over the hot summer best to keep it around 2-2 1/2 inches.
This is my opinion.
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Dave, I'd almost call it a tall tale but things like that have been happening around town over the last few years.

Big white swan decides to land on a main road and walk around while the local police tried to keep traffic from hitting the bird. I was driving by and this was one BIG bird!

Re-introduced turkey population over the last years have been productive -- one decided to run through town.

Then there was the bear. The coyotes. Just waiting for the first cougar spotting (one seen near London Ontario but not official until you pack in a carcass and you can't shoot them because they're protected....)

Deer, raccoons and skunks are common as dirt -- south of town is the Oak Ridges Moraine, massive land feature (glacial tip/ridges) that's reserved parkland in the core areas and where development hasn't started (and won't too!)
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We had a Moose running around town, sure was lost as Sarnia is no where near Moose territory.

As for grass, we joke that we don't cut the grass, we manicure it. It is short enough that my minifuntana takes off no problem, and even the scratch built electric in my profile pic running a 370 outrunner on 2 cell lipos takes off no problem. We cut twice a week in the growing season but often down to once a week or once every 2 weeks in the summer when it stops growing.
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