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Old 13th May 2018, 10:10
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Airstrip hardware

Trying to find (in Europe, there are lots of US options!) an airstrip hardware supplier.

Specifically the side of runway markers/cones, and then some A and B signs for taxiways. Now, arguably, these are simple sandwich boards printed - so it's mainly the cones I'm looking for.

Any ideas?

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Old 13th May 2018, 10:32
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https://www.amazon.fr/Cônes-De-Signa...ode=1854999031
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Ah, not so easy! The cones along airstrips are 'flatter' than the road-style ones...
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Much more expensive boutique.aero

Or Balisage terrain enherbé Delta Box
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Get them 3D-printed. Everybody and their dog have a 3D-printer these days.
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That would be a very expensive solution I think...
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Hey Sam,
Just pop in to your nearest tyre place and offer to remove some of their worn ones free of charge , then get some white exterior paint and , voila !
Works where I fly from !
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That's actually a great idea, but for where we need them it'll not work - it's a very 'posh' location, everything has to be just-so.
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Well, being "just-so" usually takes a "just-so" budget.
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Looking for 'just-so' effect at a lower than 'just-so' budget - we'll see!
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http://www.aero-max.fr

​​​​​​Don't know how pricey these are, but maybe they would support the event a little bit. They are distributors for http://www.avlite.com/product/cone-markers/
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How about
some of these? some of these?
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Too small!
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Old 14th May 2018, 12:53
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Sam

If you are referring to the actual runway (not the strip or boundary) the most common method is to insert white painted concrete slabs flush with the grass surface or alternatively dig out and fill with white stones and again not proud of the surface (there is a minimum size of acceptable stones by the way). The maximum spacing along the edge markings is 60m

Anything you do proud of the surface, whatever you use, must be frangible and of a low height not to be struck by a propeller. Runway edge lighting is explained in detail in this regard.

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Thanks. It's very temporary (each time for only about 6 hours), so light and simple is key.

Getting a quote from Boutique-aero, thank you Patowalker!
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How about these

9 Inch Plastic Traffic Cones

.... Can be pegged into the ground..

Amazon Amazon
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Set of 5 Durable Traffic Cones 9 Inch, flexible, and multi coloured if required. On sale for £7.99.
On the river site. (unfortunately I don't have 10 posts yet so cannot post the URL, search for the underlined description.)
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Thanks All, have ordered from aeroboutique!
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