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what is this airport?

Post by hold3n » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:32 pm

-31.834053°,115.925339° sorry if in wrong spot i don't use this thread often
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Re: what is this airport?

Post by Nathan127 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:49 pm

That Is The Model Aircraft Strip At Whiteman Park They Meet every Saturday From Memory i might Be Wrong On That
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Re: what is this airport?

Post by spartacus » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:54 pm

With a 130m long runway, it is the Model Aircraft Centre in Whiteman Park.
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Re: what is this airport?

Post by robbage » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:19 am

Isn't that the old RAAF runways now used for drag racing or something? (East of Lord St, North of Harrow?)
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Re: what is this airport?

Post by Jem » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:40 am

-31.834053°,115.925339° is the Whiteman park Model Aircraft Centre

31deg 50' 16.03", 115deg 58' 16.63" is the old RAAF runway

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Re: what is this airport?

Post by Blinky » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:17 pm

Jem wrote:-31.834053°,115.925339° is the Whiteman park Model Aircraft Centre

31deg 50' 16.03", 115deg 58' 16.63" is the old RAAF runway
You missed a minus sign, but we all knew what you meant. :wink: 31deg 50' 16.03", 115deg 58' 16.63" is in China
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Re: what is this airport?

Post by robbage » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:32 pm

Jem wrote:-31.834053°,115.925339° is the Whiteman park Model Aircraft Centre

31deg 50' 16.03", 115deg 58' 16.63" is the old RAAF runway
Fair enough; decimal degrees suck anyway :-)
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Re: what is this airport?

Post by dlcat1 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:35 pm

robbage wrote:
Jem wrote:-31.834053°,115.925339° is the Whiteman park Model Aircraft Centre

31deg 50' 16.03", 115deg 58' 16.63" is the old RAAF runway
Fair enough; decimal degrees suck anyway :-)
:cry: I love DD. DMS looks so much spiffier and maybe you could argue being analogue it was more precise but DD stored in double precision is so much easier to work with. I have a feeling my granddad has something to do with building or upgrading that airstrip.

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Re: what is this airport?

Post by robbage » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:01 pm

dlcat1 wrote::cry: I love DD. DMS looks so much spiffier and maybe you could argue being analogue it was more precise but DD stored in double precision is so much easier to work with. I have a feeling my granddad has something to do with building or upgrading that airstrip.
Degrees and decimal minutes FTW. As used in GPSes and most tracking systems :-)
Do you know who your grandfather worked for (or with) ? My father-in-law was in 5 Airfield Construction and built many of the RAAF runways, as well as rebuilding many SE Asian runways after WW2.
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Re: what is this airport?

Post by dlcat1 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:23 am

robbage wrote: Degrees and decimal minutes FTW. As used in GPSes and most tracking systems :-)
Do you know who your grandfather worked for (or with) ? My father-in-law was in 5 Airfield Construction and built many of the RAAF runways, as well as rebuilding many SE Asian runways after WW2.
Not sure of the unit, I know he was involved in building shore defences in Sydney, then airfields in Perth before heading north and running surveys and counter landing preparations through the north of Australia. He kept very quiet about it and then we found a box of bits of letters to my grandmother in her study after they died.

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Re: what is this airport?

Post by numloxx » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:17 am

Personally I prefer DD. It's a lot easier to enter without worrying about how to enter D H and M, into some boxes.

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